This is an introductory course on American Sign Language (ASL) for use in a physical therapy setting. This course will cover a brief history of ASL as well as its implications in everyday use. It will make a special focus on using the language in a physical therapy setting. During this course, participants will also observe basic instructions and learn the building blocks of communication in ASL to a person who is deaf or hard of hearing. Ways to avoid making social faux pas when using ASL and otherwise communicating with a patient who is deaf or hard of hearing will also be discussed.
Meet our Presenter
Christopher M. McMillen, BS is a graduate of The University of Texas at El Paso in Kinesiology and is an accomplished interpreter of ASL. He authored American Sign Language for Physical Therapist Professionals in 2017 as a handbook for use by physical therapists in their day-to-day practices. He is currently working on his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Texas.
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- Recognize the ASL alphabet A-Z and numbers 1-10.
- Recognize and express the general greeting signs.
- Describe the general history of ASL and its implications in the physical therapy setting.
- Recognize appropriate facial expressions that accompany basic ASL communication.
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- Non Member$100.00(until 12/31/2030)
- Member$60.00(until 12/31/2030)