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Expanding off of our original Ask Abbey series, this new interactive, three-part learning series is designed to provide practical, easy-to-use strategies on how to increase word recognition skills for learners who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Estimated Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the terms fingerspelling and handshapes as they relate to American Sign Language.
  • List three ways fingerspelling and/or handshape instruction can be used to build phonological awareness for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.


  • Abbey Weaver, Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Southern Ohio Educational Service Center/Hopewell Center Region 14

Various organizations have approved modules and webinars in the Learning Hub for continuing education credit.

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