Learning ASLResources for learning American Sign Language
Learning ASL with your Child
The American Society for Deaf Children has programs that will help you learn American Sign Language. Giving your child access to a visual language like ASL will help provide a strong foudation for learning and communication that will last a lifetime.
Learning ASL in Person
Check out our ASL Weekends – a two-day workshop that will help you take your ASL skills to the next level. All skills levels welcome!
Learning ASL Online
Want to practice signing from home? Become an ASDC member and get five free sessions of SignOn with ASDC. You’ll sign in real time with a Deaf adult. You can choose your topics of conversation, schedule sessions as a time that is most convenient for you, and go back and watch your recorded sessions for more practice! SignOn also has a program for kids called “Friends Like Me” where your child can chat weekly with a group of kids their age.
In addition ASDC regularly offers online classes and webinars.
Learning ASL through Reading
Find hundreds of popular children’s story books in our ASL Stories Directory. Link out to free videos of ASL interpretations of the stories. You can even watch several different interpretations of the same story! Look up books alphabetically by title or by your child’s age.
Recent Blog Posts: ASL Resources
Watch fun videos of ASL signs, songs, and stories for the back to school season.
Join us on Saturday, October 9 for ASL Story Time featuring “A Can of Worms,” a book for preschoolers about counting and numbers.
If your child is 10-15 years old and is new to American Sign Language, this class is for them!
Learn where you can get great resources, including videos, that teach kids of all ages how to advocate for their needs.
Join us on Saturday, September 4 for ASL Story Time featuring Calvin Can’t Fly, a story about a young starling whose love of reading unexpectedly saves the day.
Learn ASL! ASDC is offering affordable online ASL classes in September. Sign up today.
Watch an adorable ASL interpretation of Maurice Sendack’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are.
Join us for an online ASL Story Time featuring Judith Viorst’s classic children’s story Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Event happens Saturday, August 21, 2021.
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Learn how ASL came to be. Watch videos in ASL about the fascinating history and evolution of sign language in the United States.
ASL Stories Directory
We’ve made it easy for you to find hundreds of free videos of ASL retellings of your child’s favorite books. Search for stories by your child’s age or by the book’s title.
Practice ASL online!
Sign with a Deaf adult in real time and choose your conversation topics. Or your child can join “Friends Like Me” and chat with other deaf and hard of hearing children their age once a week. ASDC members get 5 FREE sessions (a $125 value). Not a member yet? Join ASDC.