American Sign Language for Medical Professionals
This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf
culture for medical professionals. It will be comprised of traditional,
in-class ASL instruction and skill building as well as some time centering on
discussing topics relevant and integral to Deaf culture. You need not have
any background in ASL in order to take this class. Upon completion of this
course, students will Be able to have basic ASL interactions with Deaf
patients of all age ranges on topics including, but not limited to, asking
about and answering common procedural questions, using ASL fingerspelling, and
learn specific approaches needed to interact successfully with Deaf patients.
Have discussed some of the specific topics and concerns pertinent and
foundational to Deaf culture that will help them to understand the unique
perspectives and needs of their Deaf patients.