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.
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Our Baby Signing online class will teach you how to start signing with your infant or toddler. Taught by expert ASL instructor and mom of four, Edna Johnston.
This month’s ASL Story Spotlight is about the book Hug. This book has just one written word, but when this sweet mother and daughter share this picture book with us through American Sign Language, the story comes to life!
Get the video edition of the Gallaudet Children’s ASL Dictionary FREE now through August 31st.
If your child knows what you are saying, but doesn’t understand what you mean, this webinar will show you how to use simple picture drawing strategies to increase your child’s understanding of abstract concepts and learn new vocabulary.
Learn how your child can communicate and connect with other Deaf and hard of hearing kids their age with the new Friends Like Me program from SignOn. ASDC members get 5 free sessions!
Take a beginning ASL class online with ASDC! On Monday, June 15, 2020 we’re presenting a class on signs for the summer.
Get resources for talking to your kids about recent protests and racial injustice – and ASL and English.
Learn ASL signs for school with teacher Richard Rose. Learn signs related to English, math, science, social studies, and more!
These free ASL classes are being offered by Connections Beyond Sight and Sound, the Maryland/DC DeafBlind Project, and the Family Support and Resource Center at the Maryland School for the Deaf. We thank them for their work to support families with deaf and hard of...
Boost your ASL vocabulary with this free online class from Connections Beyond Sight and Sound. This class is designed for parents and teachers working with deaf and hard of hearing children.
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.