I Learned ASL For My Son

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Kayla Smith
Kayla Smith - پیش 29 روز
My mom learned ASL from me. When she found it out I went deaf at 6 months old. I and my mom were learning ASL together. My dad and my siblings don't know ASL.
Kerstin’s Life
Kerstin’s Life - پیش 2 ماه
I’m crying then the boys pop up at the end😂
Kenzie Is Sorta Emo
Kenzie Is Sorta Emo - پیش 2 ماه
I'm trying to learn ASL and Its going... Ok. I can't do classes so I'm learning by binge watching Switched at Birth and Google images and the occasional YouTube video. I'm not very good with facial expressions. I'll be fluent eventually.
Avery Sax
Avery Sax - پیش 2 ماه
As a deaf person I think this is a really beautiful sentiment. Your son will really appreciate it in the future.
whoopsala - پیش 2 ماه
ASL is Age Sex Location
Stephanie Patterson
Stephanie Patterson - پیش 2 ماه
90% of deaf kids are born to hearing parents. Most hearing parents DO NOT learn ASL for their deaf child. Some even force cochlear implants and lipreading and speech therapy as a way to communicate to their child. It is incredibly sad. My husband was born deaf and his parents chose to learn ASL. He knows he's lucky. Hearing parents should look to Deaf professionals and learn ASL, become part of the Deaf community. I do hope Ali and her son socialize with Deaf kids and adults in the future. It's so important!
let's talk about harry potter
let's talk about harry potter - پیش 3 ماه
She seems like a great mom! And that baby is adorable!
Captain Snuggle Bottoms
Captain Snuggle Bottoms - پیش 3 ماه
Asl is a really good tool for your child to learn even if he or she isn’t deaf. Baby’s can’t respond vocally, but can still request using simple signs like food, or more
Sanjay Sharma
Sanjay Sharma - پیش 3 ماه
Aww look how cute he is
xxIluvyouguysxx - پیش 3 ماه
What a sweet story ❤️
Avanka Stallone
Avanka Stallone - پیش 3 ماه
If I was a head in the government I would make sign language to be taught as a mandatory subject in every school..
Kitty Kanye
Kitty Kanye - پیش 3 ماه
Destiny Stockman
Destiny Stockman - پیش 3 ماه
Im half deaf also was born this way any questions just comment
amore floere
amore floere - پیش 3 ماه
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Rayan Ali
Rayan Ali - پیش 3 ماه
Stay strong! Keep going! You’re amazing
Inés G. Gao
Inés G. Gao - پیش 3 ماه
Yaaaaaay, very very well done!!! Congrats on your beautiful baby boy, by the way!!
Sarah Maria
Sarah Maria - پیش 3 ماه
This is really inspiring. We can learn new skills at any age!
Malachi Giordano
Malachi Giordano - پیش 3 ماه
I like how they made this video as if she CHOSE to learn it to be an amazing person. No, sweetheart, you're learning it because you want to communicate properly with your son, aka you HAVE to.
Lia G
Lia G - پیش 3 ماه
Meagan Luce
Meagan Luce - پیش 3 ماه
who are the 120 people that didn't like ?
YsacNiNjA - پیش 3 ماه
0:00 she's Ali-A 😆
lydx - پیش 3 ماه
i would love to learn ASL. i am completely deaf in my left ear. i do just fine and usually most people have no idea lmao, but it would still be such an awesome skill to have!
lydx - پیش 3 ماه
junbh2 thanks!! ill be sure to check them out!
junbh2 - پیش 3 ماه
Bill Vicars' videos are really good for learning ASL for beginners irvideo.net/k9cFqNYlV1A-فیلم-های.html
Nigiri sushi is SHOOK Oh,hello
Nigiri sushi is SHOOK Oh,hello - پیش 3 ماه
I know asl I can teach people (my friends,etc)
Unoriginal - پیش 3 ماه
I’m learning asl. I’m starting to loose my hearing and I also have some deaf friends who have helped me learn. I take an asl class at school and I’m so glad I chose asl over a language like French or Spanish because it’s going to be more useful.
Arazig - پیش 3 ماه
I have completed online ASL classes but retention is difficult since it doesn't come up much day to day. I don't have anyone in my family who is deaf, I just thought it was interesting and decided to take classes. It's come up a few times and even with my minimal knowledge it is handy because at the very least, I can spell things.
couchmermaid - پیش 3 ماه
“I took the necessary steps to make sure my child can navigate the world” it should be required for parents to learn to sign for their kids
IRBY - پیش 3 ماه
Who wouldn’t learn sign language for their own child?
Deniz Ozer
Deniz Ozer - پیش 3 ماه
hope i'm not the only one bawling their eyes out
Laura Felschow
Laura Felschow - پیش 3 ماه
Not trying to be rude, but curious. How does someone who is deaf, teach sign language? Like, how can they give the feedback to someone if they don't know sign yet? I mean obviously other than writing it down.
IU Begum
IU Begum - پیش 3 ماه
Liz Orange
Liz Orange - پیش 3 ماه
I took ASL for two years in college and I absolutely fell in love with everything the culture is absolutely beautiful and I think it’s something so beautiful I recommend everyone to try to learn the language if you can 🤗
Vanessa Hillhouse
Vanessa Hillhouse - پیش 3 ماه
I know sign language because my aunt is def so it felt good to sign and know what she is saying
Bonnie Marr
Bonnie Marr - پیش 3 ماه
Awesome ❤️
Kali Ariel
Kali Ariel - پیش 3 ماه
i really want to learn asl & i’ve been looking for online classes to help me get started. does anyone have any suggestions of good websites?
Lana Garnier
Lana Garnier - پیش 3 ماه
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Sarai Agreda
Sarai Agreda - پیش 3 ماه
Hi! Here giving a simple opinion from my own experience. As a speech therapist/audiologist I always recommend my patient's parents to encourage the verbal communication because in these cases where it's a 50% lost of the entire hearing, if the functional ear is not stimulated frequently the hearing cells and the hearing nerve can get atrophieted with time. So do both, but don't offer only ASL as a single tool for communication, always put it together with words and sounds so he can associate both as a meaning. I'm sorry for my imperfect English.
theoriginaledi - پیش 3 ماه
I learned Signed English nearly 40 yrs ago because I met a group of deaf people & wanted to communicate with them. (All of them, and many other deaf friends as well, have preferred SE to ASL, but I've also learned a lot of ASL.) I've never taken a sign language class of any kind but I'm entirely fluent in SE & quite comfortable in ASL. I've even taught advanced classes in it! This is all to say that you can do it too. Heck, you're doing fantastic already! All the best to both of you.
ugh i love this girl! thank you for using ASL my dad is deaf and i’ve been so incredibly thankful to learn this amazing language and i’m glad you were too instead of just going completely into the hearing aids
Rika  Grace
Rika Grace - پیش 3 ماه
60 days isn’t enough to learn a language but she’s sweet
Sabrina Elisa Idris
Sabrina Elisa Idris - پیش 3 ماه
I'm not sure if I'm born like this. but i can't hear with my left ear. my parents only noticed about it when i was 5 because i would always answer the phone with my right ear and i would almost always ignore anybody talking on my left side. I'm adapted to it already but it can be hard sometimes because u can't precisely locate where sounds come from
Gilbert Griego
Gilbert Griego - پیش 3 ماه
There are “three types” of Sign Language used here.
SEE- Signed exact English. So you would sign every word! Including “an.”
PSE- pidgin signed English. ASL signs with English grammar.
ASL- ASL signs and ASL grammar.
mattis kohler
mattis kohler - پیش 3 ماه
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Darra - پیش 3 ماه
Thank you
Mackenzie Simmons
Mackenzie Simmons - پیش 3 ماه
I’m so glad she just didn’t put him up for adoption because I am a home for deaf children that get put up for adoption
Mary Clark
Mary Clark - پیش 3 ماه
Good for you, you learned to communicate with your son. Evervody does this. 🙄
Trin Thomas
Trin Thomas - پیش 3 ماه
I just can't with theses budfeed videos
Bear and Polar Bear
Bear and Polar Bear - پیش 3 ماه
I have a relative who is deaf and not many people in my family know much asl but I know some so it's fun cause we can talk and says often he wishes others would learn sign language he said if they new the basics it would be nice so I try to learn as much as possible
Felix Figueroa
Felix Figueroa - پیش 3 ماه
Yess buzzfeed ! I don’t normally comment on your videos but this one felt a little close to home because I gave family who use sign as a primary form of communication and I always was intrigued! But more videos like this or others with more/other disabilities will hit more to home with other people. Keep up the good work 😁
Alystar Trash
Alystar Trash - پیش 3 ماه
I hope your son does well as he grows up. As someone who has had problems with their left ear for years, I can say that I’ve had bad experiences with ENTs as well. We had to go through seven different doctors until we finally got referred to a professional who could preform the surgery that I needed. For several years, I would constantly feel awful because my hearing loss caused me to say ”what” so many times in conversations (people would get frustrated and I would be too nervous to explain my condition, even my family getting fed up with me at points). I also could not submerge myself in water, so bathing or trying to go to a birthday that involves swimming was hard (I would usually just sit at the edge, and I think my ear is one of the reasons I am so uncomfortable in water), especially because in California, these things are common. Through surgeries and office procedures, though painful and anxiety inducing, I have actually retained more hearing than I would have without. Which I am grateful for. Don’t let your son’s hearing affect his quality of life, I’m sure he will grow up happy and loved.
Off Dooty
Off Dooty - پیش 3 ماه
this is such a cute video thank you buzzfeed
Taylor Liz
Taylor Liz - پیش 3 ماه
Sign language is beautiful
Bryan Barnard
Bryan Barnard - پیش 3 ماه
Age SEx LocaTioN
Leah Barker
Leah Barker - پیش 3 ماه
I can’t gear out of my right ear either
Nicki B
Nicki B - پیش 3 ماه
Does anyone know of a free online place to learn ASL!?
I’ve always wanted to learn at least the basics but in my country ... no one really knows about ASL for me to hire a tutor. I want to learn it because the island that I live on is a major tourist destination and every now and then some people come in speaking ASL and I can’t understand. I want them to feel comfortable.
tae bae
tae bae - پیش 3 ماه
i understand what you mean by sentence structure! i’ll be taking ASL 3 during August and it’s still a tough thing for me, you’ve definitely gotten better and im happy you’re giving your son ASL as an option because even fully deaf children are sometimes forced to learn speech and never learn ASL, thank you!
Idk what a kewl name would be
Idk what a kewl name would be - پیش 3 ماه
Please everyone try to learn more about the spectrum of deafness and deaf culture in general. It’s a really amazing community! I am a CODA (child of deaf adult) and as I got older I wanted more and more of deaf culture because it is quite amazing! I love my identity and love learning more about my culture. No I’m not deaf or hard of hearing but I can be a part of the community. I love finding an immediate connection with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing or even someone who just knows the language. When my family goes out to a restaurant for example and when a waiter sees us signing and comes and just says, “Hello!” I can’t help but smile along with my family. As much as I know I should speak for deaf people I know for a fact that they just want to treated like humans and have a friendly conversation. So sorry for this long jumbled rant thing XD! Thank you so much for listening to what I said even if it didn’t make any sense
Love Is Love
Love Is Love - پیش 3 ماه
Allah korusun .
Melina Clem
Melina Clem - پیش 3 ماه
I have the same condition as him and it’s something different for everyone, just wish my mom learned sign language for me
Theycallmemalia___ Xoxo
Theycallmemalia___ Xoxo - پیش 3 ماه
I have been very interested in learning ASL and I love this mother for doing this for her son
AviDragonLady - پیش 3 ماه
I taught myself sign language, as well, and you're right. Having someone to practice with is ESSENTIAL! The books are a good start, but they aren't quite as clear as you need. Haven't done online, though.
I'm part of a deaf and hard of hearing group, I have deaf and Deaf friends, and I am myself hard of hearing. There are video phones out there as well, so even if you aren't deaf, you can still talk to deaf friends on the phone. It can even be an app on your cell! I have a friend who I can barely understand without my device, because her voice is low, and she doesn't enunciate.
Anyway, just wanted to say that yes, the system is flawed when it comes to deaf children. I'm so glad you found a supportive clinic and group, and he's going to do SPLENDID because of all that you're doing!!!
Courtney Rains
Courtney Rains - پیش 3 ماه
Good for you! More people need to know the importance of being taught by a Deaf teacher (NOT hearing).
Tiara Rose
Tiara Rose - پیش 3 ماه
i really would love to learn ASL
aby montesinos martinez
aby montesinos martinez - پیش 3 ماه
I want to see her become fluent!
shotsofbrandie - پیش 3 ماه
Yes! This is a vital message. As an ASL interpreting student, I have seen several times unfortunately where parents can't communicate with their own children. Which means you'll never know how they feel, what they want, how their days went, etc. Later on in life those kids might resent their parents for ignoring them. Keep it up!
Lucy Mitchell
Lucy Mitchell - پیش 3 ماه
Neither my brother or I have a hearing problem but when we were little we would always use the sign for more when we wanted more to eat
Crystal Walker
Crystal Walker - پیش 3 ماه
Sign is easy once you get it. It's so valuable that I think all children should learn and they pick it up so quickly. So many people rely on sign. Not just the deaf.
Mayonayys - پیش 3 ماه
We were taught to sign letters in either late Elem. or Junior High, i don't remember exactly which, it's a little fuzzy. And I lived in a backwards thinking, poor parish. I believe that the alphabet should be taught at the least, and have classes available for those that wish to learn further. The people who are saying they don't need to are honestly being ignorant... Learning to sign letters is essentially the same as learning to write, you're just applying spoken language to another form, which will make life easier in some cases.
Jacqueline Ng
Jacqueline Ng - پیش 3 ماه
I am someone who also grew up with unilateral hearing where I'm fully deaf in my left ear. My parents were always supportive in whatever I needed; giving me hearing aids as a child (which I quickly hated and didn't use after a month), making sure I was sitting on the side of the classroom that allowed me to hear the teacher better, and even in university, I wanted to take a language course (choosing between French and ASL) and my parents pushed me to learn ASL because of my hearing. They even went as far as strongly supporting me getting a cochlear implant where I eventually refused.
It makes me very happy you were so quick willing to learn a complete new language for your son and being super supportive! Keep up the great work!
MarkTV - پیش 3 ماه
I’m crying rn no joke
TheAGcollector101 - پیش 3 ماه
LOVED how you explained the difference between SEE and ASL, it's something that so many people miss
Emily Atwood
Emily Atwood - پیش 3 ماه
As a future audiologist, your story makes me incredibly happy. So many parents of deaf children are hearing and want their child to be hearing as well (which is fine, amplification is a wonderful option for those who suit it). There are so many options, no one worse or better than the other. It’s amazing that you embrace your sons deafness and recognize that it’s possible for him to be a part of both the hearing and deaf worlds. What’s even more amazing to me is that you as a parent are willing to teach yourself an entirely new language just for the purpose of communicating with your son. Truly a beautiful story and I wish you the best of luck in continuing to learn ASL.
ThatInternetTeen - پیش 3 ماه
her son doing the sign for more is adorable
Bea Tecson
Bea Tecson - پیش 3 ماه
Rafael is a beautiful name✨✨✨✨
Your faceu very dirty water
Your faceu very dirty water - پیش 3 ماه
How freaking precious can this little human be?! I cried through the video ahhh my heart!!
The Saur
The Saur - پیش 3 ماه
This is beautiful the effort is amazing
pike101000 - پیش 3 ماه
I thought ASL was the disease we did the ice bucket challenge for
Leigh Davis
Leigh Davis - پیش 3 ماه
This is wonderful! good for her for fulfilling her goal for her son! very admirable!
Romeo Sucks
Romeo Sucks - پیش 3 ماه
So basically you're being a normal human being but you brag about it on the internet?
Jessica Sanders
Jessica Sanders - پیش 3 ماه
make sure that he is introduced to the Deaf Community in your area as well, so that when he is older he can share his own experience with them. Also, they'll be able to provide a different type of understanding that as a hearing parent you would not be able to give him.
Kailey Breland
Kailey Breland - پیش 3 ماه
Did anyone think Jane the virgin when she said Rafael
ninjaa22 - پیش 3 ماه
Buzz feed is the McDonald’s of YouTube.
Come on I know a lot of y’all agree.
ty del rey
ty del rey - پیش 3 ماه
She is so brave, thank you for sharing her story❤️
Briana C
Briana C - پیش 3 ماه
This is one of the most well done videos on this topic. 🙌🏼 buzzfeed I hope to see more of this. 🤟🏼
Mother Rat
Mother Rat - پیش 3 ماه
*crying a river*
Ghadeer Alhasan
Ghadeer Alhasan - پیش 3 ماه
Mothers are a blessing ❤
Never forget to appreciate them.
Claudia - پیش 3 ماه
OMG Rafael signing more 😭💙😭
Olivia Gregory
Olivia Gregory - پیش 3 ماه
I want to learn ALS
Ariana Harrison
Ariana Harrison - پیش 3 ماه
Some people were just born to be great mothers 🤗
Lar Family
Lar Family - پیش 3 ماه
Aw that’s amazing!
Rebecca Abrams
Rebecca Abrams - پیش 3 ماه
As someone who is minoring in ASL I LOVE this!
(minors don't matter after college, I'm aware, but if it's something I'm interested in and have the ability to use that as an advantage, why not!)
DragøWølf - پیش 3 ماه
This is no great thing she did. She is supposed to do that
HeyJay - پیش 3 ماه
I like how this video came out this summer bc I tried teaching myself asl thru Pinterest 😭
libzzy popcorn
libzzy popcorn - پیش 3 ماه
Tmnt 😂😂
MollyEE UriYEE
MollyEE UriYEE - پیش 3 ماه
I legit thought that the title ment "Age/Sex/Location"
(ASL also means that)
Angelique Valdez
Angelique Valdez - پیش 3 ماه
I have a friend who only can hear in his right ear. Its pretty normal but you have to make sure your speaking closer to his right ear
Erika Esperanza
Erika Esperanza - پیش 3 ماه
Amazing mama!!! 🙌🏼
AMS JV - پیش 3 ماه
I love this video
Kathleen Harry
Kathleen Harry - پیش 3 ماه
This is amazing! I am minoring in ASL and I love this video
erdvilla - پیش 3 ماه
There should be an USL (Universal Sign Language). Imagine the possibilities; a disability would turn into the capability of communicating all over the World with other "speakers".
Marit Rutjens
Marit Rutjens - پیش 3 ماه
They should teach Sign language at schools
Maia Short
Maia Short - پیش 3 ماه
Marit Rutjens They do.....