Archive for February 11, 2013


Exposure and information can be the key to feeling  more comfortable and accepting to what you as hearing parents and your deaf child may experience. This is a great video sharing perspectives of hearing parents that have deaf children. The video was created two years ago by University of Northridge. This university has a degree program dedicated to Deaf Studies/Education and has a large deaf population attending to obtain degrees. If you are a parent of a deaf child please view the video to gain more insight to American Sign Language and Deaf culture and more so to see the world through your child’s eyes.

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I LOVE YOU………..The term I love you  in English is normally used as a term of affection or endearment towards people you are close to such as family,spouses, children and close friends. In American Sign Language, the sign for I love you is used as an affectionate term as well but now more often used as a casual sign to mean farewell, take care or until we see each other again phrase. The “I Love You” sign has become increasingly popular within the hearing community and the ILY symbol is seen everywhere! Products sold for Valentines Day, T-shirts, Pictures and more.

So, in honor of Valentine’s Day don’t forget to use the I Love You sign to tell friends and family in a different language how much you care for them or even as a sweet and loving way to say goodbye.

 

I saw a great video about the use of ILY. Take a look.