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Cathy Shields

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About Cathy Shields

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  1. My name is Cat. I am 47 and married. I have been interested in ASL for a while. I come from a city (Olathe, KS) that has a large deaf community. I feel that ASL is a more helpful language to learn than spoken languages, because there are phone translators available for spoken languages. I have had success using signs to help my foster sons learn to talk. I had a two year old who went from grunting and head-butting to "mimi eat me" I am currently building my vocabulary for my granddaughter and myself. I know this sounds weird, but I have an inner child who is mute. I don't have mul
  2. Is it true that someone else who speaks ASL needs to give you a name sign? What do you do when you don't have an ASL speaker available? Like when you are learning sign to help a small child.
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