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Hello, all. :o)
My nephew lacks the ability for creating productive speech. He can hear just fine, but his only way of communicating with people is through American Sign Language. I would like to become fluent in ASL so I can teach my daughter, and that will at least be two more people in my nephew's world who are able to understand him and communicate with him.
I've started on Baby Signing Time! dvds with my daughter, and I intend to continue with that series to help her learn to sign, but I would like to have a more solid, complete background for myself. I'm enrolling in an ASL class in the fall, but I would *love* to get a jump start on things now.
I was wondering if anyone knew of any good DVDs, CD-ROMs (that will run on a Mac), or any other resources that have made learning ASL accessible and convenient for them? I'm not wholly opposed to books if they're really good, but I have had some trouble in the past translating a drawing of a hand with squiggly lines around it into an actual moving gesture, so I would prefer books that have some sort of DVD/CD-ROM supplement or VERY clear photographs/illustrations of signs.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!! :o)