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Introduction [Apr. 8th, 2005|10:58 pm]
PDD Signing


I'm rainbow. I have Asperger's Syndrome and I'm currently learning ASL.

One thing I find very difficult about ASL is the fact that it requires you to look at people. You have to look at someone when you're signing to them, and you have to look at them in order to read their signing to you. And you have to rely on facial expressions as well. I'm completely at a loss when it comes to facial expression. During our last class my sign teacher made faces at us and asked us to guess what she was feeling from her facial expression. To me all her expressions looked the same.

How do other AS/HFA people deal with this? What do you do about facial expression?

[User Picture]From: sarahemm
2005-04-13 11:25 am (UTC)
i just had to post a quick 'me too!'! ASL expressions seem easier because they're somewhat 'standard' and codified, and because i tend to think in pictures anyway...
welcome to the community! it's small and quietish now, but hopefully we can fix that :o)
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