The sign language is the language which consists of a set of actions which is easy to understand the oral language. It is designed especially for the deaf community. The ASL is the sign language which followed in the America and Canada. The position of the hands, fingers and facial expressions are used to convey the information to the listener. This is used in schools also to educate children with special needs. As like we learn from foreign languages like French and Spanish the sign language is also equally important as more than 350 million people around the world are reported to have disabling problems.
How ASL language benefits the disabled?
The ASL language improves the spelling, straightens the behavior, improves the small motor skills, builds the communication skills, and builds a better vocabulary. Let me see the benefits that are derived from this sign language in detail to help and spread the knowledge to all.
Sign language used spelling in the form of the simple finger spelling or phonetics words to make understand. So, learning the sign language improves the spelling skills in the students. The muscle memory or the mini memory is powerful and learning sign language improves the language sense.
Cultivates good behavior in the classroom
Teachers find it easy to control the classroom and cultivate timely behavior with the students. For example, the students are trained well for the toilet and asking questions in the class are well organized in the class.
Good for the small motor skills
The hand gestures improve the motor skills as it involves hand movements. Motor skills are important for kids to grow strongly and it helps to concentrate on the words in different languages.
Improves communication skills
To improve the language skills the body language and emotional language also form a part. The emotional mind help to relate the words and this process improves the language skills in the students.
Improves the vocabulary skills
The general tendency of the students is communicating with the body language and this habit help the kids to remember the words or concepts. The sign language is full of words and concepts. So, learning the sign language broadens the interest in the language.
Sign language is meaningful language and easy language to learn. Many schools and colleges in America grant credits for this as the study in foreign languages. New methodologies in languages improve the learning capacity and interest to the students.