“Basic Sign Language for Older Adults” – Online – Thursday, January 11, 2024 (2 pm – 3:30 pm central time)



Description: This program will provide basic signs in American Sign Language for older adults. We will examine how these might make it easier to live and communicate with loved ones.

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

∙ Understand the ABCs of ASL (fingerspelling) and number signs (1-20.)

∙ Recognize the importance of hands, facial expressions, and body movements in American Sign Language.

∙ Recognize, demonstrate, and understand 16 common signs for older adults.

∙ Learn about other resources for older adults who want to learn ASL.

∙ Recognize the ways that death doulas, care teams, and loved ones use American Sign Language to help older adults communicate when or if they lose their hearing.

The link will be sent before the session begins. This is available for 1.5 CEUs through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois. I’d also welcome caregivers, patients, and curious participants. Please join us! Each session also includes an “Ask a Doula” Q&A at the end where I’ll answer all your questions.