I'm an educator, and I can attest to this fact. I sign, speak fluent English and Spanish. When we force ourselves to do things outside our comfort zone, it changes us. There is what is called "total communications". I've used it to teach mentally challenged students.
They "see" the words. They "say" the words. They "sign" the words, then spell the words. Each step cements that specific word in their brain to a much higher degree. Again, total communications.
For me, I'm HOH, and I worked with Deaf kids before. Somehow, I stopped following my passion.
🙂 Time to make this happ