Both my wife and I have been deeply involved within the deaf community for over 11 years and are very grateful to be a part of it. We are both currently working as certified sign language interpreters in California and are very happy that we have been able to help so many overcome their challenges and achieve fluency.
We established ASL Basics so we can help others stop struggling with the language and start communicated with the language. This is particularly important for parents with deaf children. As educators and interpreters, we’ve seen first hand the long-term effects of language deprivation can have on a child.
As parents ourselves, we understand how overwhelming being a parent can be, let alone learning a new language at the same time. Just know that we are here to help you and want to make learning sign language as accessible as possible.
If you are a busy parent that has a deaf or non-verbal child, a teacher with a deaf student, or are someone that would like to make sign language a career … first I want to commend you for accepting the challenge of learning sign language. Secondly, I want to assure you that we will do our utmost to help you through the difficult process of learning a language, get past the struggles, and attain the fluency you are looking for.