The Benefits of Using Educational Videos in American Sign Language in Early Childhood Settings

  • Debbie B. Golos Utah State University
  • Annie M. Moses John Carroll University
Keywords: American Sign Language, video, Deaf and Hard of Hearing children (D/HH), visual learner, educational media, visual strategy, visual language

Abstract

With the growing acceptance of American Sign Language (ASL) as a true language comes increasing possibility for incorporating it into the classroom, especially for visual learners. While children in general may benefit from ASL, early exposure to ASL is particularly important for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children (D/HH). In this article, we summarize research on the impact of an educational media series in ASL on early language and literacy development, provide research-based strategies for utilizing visual language and visual strategies during literacy activities, and offer recommendations for teachers about incorporating research-tested educational media in the classroom.

Published
2013-06-02
How to Cite
GolosD. B., & MosesA. M. (2013). The Benefits of Using Educational Videos in American Sign Language in Early Childhood Settings. LEARNing Landscapes, 6(2), 125-147. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v6i2.609