Category: Sign Language Interpreter

Sign language interpreters play an important role in school districts across the country. ProCare’s goal with these blogs is to provide up-to-date information, tips, and more for the ASL and sign language interpreter community.

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The History of American Sign Language

American sign language does more than just help those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing communicate effectively. The use of sign language allows people to communicate with expressions and emotions and even encourages better listening behaviors. American sign language (ASL) also helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and allows children to communicate before they can speak. In this blog, we take a deeper dive into the history and importance of American Sign Language.

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Increasing Need for Sign Language Interpreters

Imagine being in a classroom where you are unable to hear what people are saying. In addition to this, you cannot communicate what you want to say to others. This reality happens to children who are deaf or hearing-impaired who have been integrated into traditional schools. School districts may have sign language interpreters who they hire for some events, but they are not always part of the school community. Part of the reason this happens is the shortage of sign language interpreters. This leaves a wide gap between the supply and demand in many settings, including schools.

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How Sign Language May Be Helpful for Children with Rare Speech Disorder

Researchers from Penn State’s College of Medicine have discovered that using sign language in conjunction with intensive speech therapy may provide better results for children with apraxia.

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