The Woman in Purple (rainbow_goddess) wrote in signing,
The Woman in Purple
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Signing for people who are not visual learners

I took ASL lessons a few years ago but had to drop them because I went back to work and my work schedule interfered with my sign classes. These days I'm working with d/Deaf people to provide transcription and captioning for college/university lectures, which has made me interested in trying to learn ASL again. I even downloaded a sign language app for my iPod.

Here is the problem I had when I last took ASL classes: I am an auditory learner, not a visual learner. I learn by hearing, not by seeing. Since ASL is a visual language, I'm afraid this puts me at a disadvantage.

Can anyone suggest techniques or tips for helping an auditory learner learn a visual language, or is it just a matter of practice, practice and more practice?
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