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Speaking with our hands

  1. 1. Speaking with our Hands:Introduction to Basic Sign Language Ms. Kathryn M. Medina Sped Teacher III, Philippine School for the Deaf Level 4- Interpreter, PRID PNASLI, Member
  2. 2. What is Deafness Deafness, hearing impairment, or hearing loss is a partial or total inability to hear. Hearing loss exists when there is diminished sensitivity to the sounds normally heard Deafness is defined as a degree of impairment such that a person is unable to understand speech even in the presence of amplification
  3. 3. Causes Age Syndrome Noise • Neurological Genetic disorders  Multiple sclerosis Illness  Stroke  Measles  Medication  Meningitis  Chemicals  Mumps  Head trauma• HIV/ AIDS• Premature birth• Fetal Alcohol
  4. 4. Level of Deafness . Hearing impairment may be ranked as mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe or profound as defined below: Mild:  for adults: between 26 and 40 dB HL  for children: between 20 and 40 dB HL Moderate: between 41 and 54 dB HL Moderately severe: between 55 and 70 dB HL Severe: between 71 and 90 dB HL Profound: 91 dB HL or greater Totally Deaf: Have no hearing at all.
  5. 5. Methods in Communicating with theDeaf Communication methods for communicating with deaf and hard of hearng people (and language development) including:  auditory verbal,  cued speech,  sign language, (ASL and /or FSL)  signed exact english,  speech therapy,  speechreading/lipreading,  and total communication.
  6. 6. What is Sign Language and how canwe use this to our Deaf students / Deafloved ones? We can use the following:  American Sign Language  Sign Exact English  Filipino Sign Language
  7. 7. Things we have to remember insigningThere are five distinct elements to correctly using Sign Language . They are: Hand Shape Hand Position Hand Orientation Hand Movement Facial Expression
  8. 8. Let us start Basic Signing!!!
  9. 9. Lets Evaluate!
  10. 10. Now lets try another one!
  11. 11. Basic Sign Language God  Uncle People  Aunt Family  Cousins Father  Teacher Mother  Principal Brother  Classmates Sister Grandmother Grandfather
  12. 12.  Happy –glad-  Me  New joy  She  Old Sad- lonely  He  always Alone  Strong  Beautiful Share  True  Handsome Get  Lean – depend  Sweet Love  Blue  Sour Learn  Red  Bitter Pray  Yellow Come  Green With  Violet Us  Pink I
  13. 13. Polite Greetings and Occasions Good Morning  Good bye Good Noon  Happy Birthday Good Afternoon  Merry Christmas Good evening  Happy New Year Good night  Happy Valentines Good day  Happy Halloween Thank you  I love you Welcome
  14. 14. Lets try to sign a song!
  15. 15. References Philippine Registry of Interpreter (PRID) Basic Sign Language Manual Elements of American Sign Language | Suite101 http://suite101.com/article/elements-of- american-sign-language- a108755#ixzz2H4dWgqPG http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deafness#Classificatio n http://deafness.about.com/od/cuedspeech/Cued_ Speech.htm

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