American Sign Language (Paperback)
While learning a new language isn't easy for everyone, American Sign Language finally makes it easy. The clear layout, succinct information, and topic-specific sign language partnered with high-quality photos enable quick learning. By a "bilingual" author whose parents were both deaf, and photographed by a design professor at the leading deaf university, Gallaudet, it covers all the basic building blocks of communication. It does so with a view to each reader's reason for learning, whether teaching a toddler basic signs or communicating with a deaf coworker. Readers will come away with a usable knowledge base rather than a collection of signs with limited use.
Suzie Chafin was born hearing to deaf parents, and American Sign Language was her first language. The author of Your Pregnancy Devotional: 280 Days of Prayer and Inspiration, Suzie contributes to About.com's Guide to Parenting Multiples and speaks on a variety of parenting topics. Johnston Bell Grindstaff is associate professor and former department chair of art at Gallaudet University, the world-renowned institution in Washington, DC, that serves deaf and hard of hearing students. He lives in Market, Maryland