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Learning American Sign Language?

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Posted Jul 31, 2009 at 11:54:05 AM
Subject: Learning American Sign Language?

I will be taking an ASL101 course this fall in college. It's to fulfill my foreign language requirement for my degree. I have a visual processing disability and am worried about having visualize the signs as I learn them. I've read that the deaf population thinks visually, and this is how the language is primarily learned, by visualizing.

Am I setting myself up for defeat by taking this class? Any input by someone with experience is appreciated.
[Modified by: A person on July 31, 2009 11:58 AM]

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Posted:Aug 01, 2009 3:42:44 AM

Hi A Person,
It might actually help you with your visual processing disability?
Though it doesn't just use visualizing, as it is uses the 'kinesthetic' sense where you form the signs with your hands/ fingers. So that you also 'feel' the signs.
I might also ask what visual processing difficulties you experience? As visualizing is a skill that we learn through practice.

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