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I feel sick. Just saw a boy, maybe 4, on an elevator in a hosp bldg. Bilateral implants. He was yelling a bit, clearly having feelings. I tried to sign a little w/ him (hello, dodo?). Mom angrily says “we are trying to get him to speak, he just falls bk on sign too easily.”
It all happened so fast. (mom also said his sign is minimal so he will speak) They’re suddenly off the elevator. I know what I saw is just a moment. But imagine yr kid, unable to tell you what they need, want, feel bc you only want them to tell you those things in a certain way.
I’m writing these tweets while processing what just happened, shaking and weeping on a NYC street corner.
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Cpt Hall's #PledgeofAllegiance in #AmericanSignLanguage on #InaugurationDay has rightfully seized our attention. In this thread, I want to analyse where this came from, what we can learn from it, and what we should NOT learn from it. Read more on this longish THREAD 1/20
When Cpt Hall starting signing, social media exploded with deaf people seeing fluency in her signs and wondering, as @NeilMcD did with his CODA son, if she was also a CODA. And she is! CODAs may grow up with a national sign language as one of their family languages @codaintl /2
Cpt Hall seemed to decide on her own to use #ASL (remember, sign languages are not universal- they are as distinct as spoken languages. The @WFDeaf_org estimates 200+ signed languages around the world. And only 50+ have been legally recognized.… /3
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