American Sign Language: A Step-by-Step Guide to Signing

American Sign Language: A Step-by-Step Guide to Signing


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American Sign Language: A Step-by-Step Guide to Signing by Suzie Chafin

While learning a new language isn’t a “knack” for everyone, Knack American Sign Language finally makes it easy. The clear layout, succinct information, and topic-specific sign language partnered with high-quality photos enable quick learning. By a “bilingual” author whose parents were both deaf, and photographed by a design professor at the leading deaf university, Gallaudet, it covers all the basic building blocks of communication. It does so with a view to each reader’s reason for learning, whether teaching a toddler basic signs or communicating with a deaf coworker. Readers will come away with a usable knowledge base rather than a collection of signs with limited use. · 450 full-color photos· American Sign Language· Intended for people who can hear· Can be used with babies and young children

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599215143
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 225,646
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Suzie Chafin has the knack! She was born hearing to deaf parents, and American Sign Language was her first language. The author of Your Pregnancy Devotional: 280 Days of Prayer and Inspiration, Suzie contributes to’s Guide to Parenting Multiples and speaks on a variety of parenting topics. Johnston Bell Grindstaff has the knack! He is associate professor and former department chair of art at Gallaudet University, the world-renowned institution in Washington, D.C., that serves deaf and hard of hearing students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The ABC’sReady, Set, GoC, D, E, & FG, H, I, & JK, L, M, & NO, P, Q, & RS, T, U, & VW, X, Y, & Z Chapter 2: Numbers 1-201, 2, 3, & 45, 6, 7, & 89, 10, 11, & 1213, 14, 15, & 1617, 18, 19, & 20 Chapter 3: More Numbers & Colors30, 40, 50, & 6070, 80, 90, * 100Counting BigRainbow ColorsMore ColorsDefine with Color Chapter 4: Basic Building BlocksAsking QuestionsYours, Mine, & OursTell Me…AnswersWhere?Who? Chapter 5: IntroductionsHelloNamesPleasantriesMaking Small TalkHow Are You Feeling?How’s the Weather? Chapter 6: Getting to Know YouLocation, Location, LocationAgeAbout the FamilyWork MattersDirectionsHow’s the Wait? Chapter 7: Making a DateGrab a Bite to EatBathroom BreaksShop Until You DropIt’s Been a WhileTraffic, TrafficHow Do I Dress? Chapter 8: Baby TalkMealtimeSnack TimeFruitsFamily MattersMore Family SignsWarning Signs Chapter 9: Beyond the Baby BasicsGood MannersGetting DressedHaving FunBath TimeSweet DreamsExpress Yourself Chapter 10: Classroom SignsSchool DaySay AgainClass WorkCleanup TimeHomework Chapter 11: Another Day at SchoolGetting HelpGiving DirectionsClassroom DirectionsIndoor & Outdoor FunFeeling SickPreparing for Emergencies Chapter 12: Sports IField DirectionsCoach CommunicationsCoaching the PlayersPractice & GamesGood SportsmanshipWinning & Losing Chapter 13: Sports IISoccer SignsFootball SignsBaseball SignsHockey SignsSwimming SignsBasketball Signs Chapter 14: Safety & First AidAsking for HelpWhat’s Wrong?Giving DirectionsAt the HospitalThe Waiting RoomUnderstanding the Treatment Chapter 15: Staying HealthyDiagnosis & ExplanationsDescribing PainSigns & SymptomsSerious Medical ConditionsDisabilitiesDoctor’s Orders Chapter 16: A Day at the OfficeOffice EssentialsPlaces & SpacesA Day OffBenefitsReviews & EvaluationsIndustries Chapter 17: Water Cooler ChatterMaking Small TalkWeekend ActivitiesTravel TalkFamily Chitter ChatterMorning & Afternoon DeadlinesNews & Politics Chapter 18: Signs of WorshipThe Jewish FaithComing of AgeChurch SignsThe TrinitySigns in ServiceThe Message Chapter 19: Phrases in WorshipStudying the BibleSigning the WordOld & New TestamentScripture SignsRepenting & ForgivingSigning the Service Chapter 20: Resource Directory

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