Any hearing child will benefit from learning sign language! In fact, babies can learn to make simple signs to communicate their needs long before they are ready to speak. Sign language is the perfect foreign language to teach children, because it is easy to learn and fun!
American Sign Language (ASL) is one of the most widely used languages in the United States, and the fourth-most studied second language at American universities. At least 35 states have recognized ASL as a modern language for public schools!
ASL is deeply rooted in the Deaf Community and Culture! Studying ASL promotes better awareness of and sensitivity to the deaf and hard of hearing community. As someone proficient in ASL, your child will develop a strong appreciation for deaf culture, and will be able to promote understanding and acceptance of the language among their peers!