I can’t wait!
It’s just an introductory course… but, still… it will be fun.
I hope I can do it!
Next year, AC will take ASL as his language in 7th grade. We have both been wanting to learn it for a while. He’s hoping I can teach him a few things so he can get a head start.
One of my hopes is that if we learn ASL, it will open more doors and opportunities for AC in social situations, etc. We haven’t been able to find any other Hard of Hearing kids that AC can really relate to, but we live in one of the largest (if not THE largest) Deaf populations around. It was explained to me that being HOH – is sort of like being born to a bi-cultural family. It’s in the child’s interest to learn a bit of “bothe worlds”. In order for us to do that, I think we need to embrace ASL as well.
Here is a good article about that: “a dual identity for hard of hearing students; good for the world, good for the. deaf community, critical for students.” By Donald A. Grushkin