Posts Tagged ‘American Sign Language’

The History of American Sign Language

Posted on March 11th, 2020 by ProCare Therapy

Boy using 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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Therapist Spotlight – Page Kirby

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Tera Tuten

My name is Page Kirby and I have been working as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter for over 6 years now. I received my degree at Western Nevada College in Carson City. Currently I am on assignment in Fernley, Nevada, which is about an hour north of where I originally grew up, Gardnerville.

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Increasing Need for Sign Language Interpreters

Posted on November 5th, 2018 by ProCare Therapy

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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