American Sign Language (ASL)

If you’re a family choosing sign language (known as American Sign Language, also called ASL) to communicate with your child, you’ll need to find qualified professionals to coach and guide you and your family to become fluent signers to ensure your child has access to the sign equivalent of 40 million words during the early learning years. For more information on sign language, go to the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University.