Middle School ASL Elective Improves Communication Skills and Builds Empathy
Our Middle Schoolers have the option of taking a fun new elective – American Sign Language (ASL) – taught by Teachers Sarah Luposello and Maurice Hicks.
ASL is a complete language expressed by movements of the hands and face, which can have many positive benefits for students.
Sign language improves listening and interpersonal skills: when using ASL, you must engage in constant eye contact and pay close attention to body language. This assists with communication skills in spoken language as well!
Importantly, ASL also opens doors to communicate with a wide range of hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf individuals and promotes awareness of and empathy towards differently abled people.