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Why I'm learning ASL?


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The reason I'm learning ASL is because I'm an advocate for communication. My major is Communication Disorders and Deaf Education.  I work with children who are nonverbal and I teach baby sign to little ones. I want to learn more because it is important for everyone to have a voice whether or not they can be physically heard. I also joined an ASL group at my church but it's a mix of ASL and FSL (Filipino Sign Language) so some words might be different when I sign. I also met a girl from my church who lost her hearing and she inspired me to learn sign language.  If anyone's willing to practice with me, I only took ASL 1 and that was about 2 years ago so I'm not very fluent so perhaps we can help each other. Shoot me a message on here! :)

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