Is sign language the same all over the world?

Top expert Heather Ellington shares everything you need to know about the fascinating basics of sign language. Help your child learn and develop as you share this powerful ability. This universal tool will prove to be extremely beneficial.
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Is sign language the same all over the world?

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ASL is American Sign Language. There are kinds of different sign languages around the world. For example, BSL or British Sign Language. When you go to different parts of the United States, ASL signs might differ a little bit. So you have dialectal differences in ASL and then language differences in ASL and BSL. So you might look up a sign on a website if you search on the internet and find one sign for apple, but it might be a little bit different in other countries. So that is something to be aware of when you are teaching your baby sign and when you are learning signs from other people in your community.

Top expert Heather Ellington shares everything you need to know about the fascinating basics of sign language. Help your child learn and develop as you share this powerful ability. This universal tool will prove to be extremely beneficial.

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Heather Ellington

Baby Sign Language Instructor

Heather graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Special Education in 2007 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders and Sciences at California State University, Northridge. Heather began learning ASL in college, and has volunteered for an inclusion class for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Multiple Disabilities at the elementary school level, where she also worked as an interpreter. Heather marvels at the way sign language has helped children, babies, and parents get their needs met effectively and in a fun way, while promoting literacy, speech, and language development.

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