Technology Makes Life-Changing Advances for People Using Sign Language



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Speech therapy is a broad field that treats a variety of patients, disorders and modes of communication. A communication modality can be any number of means a person uses to express himself or herself. According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), speech language pathologists now encounter many clients whose primary mode of communication is through American Sign Language. This can become a challenge, however, when SLPs are not fluent in sign language themselves. It’s a challenging problem across many areas of life, in fact, for persons who use American Sign Language to communicate with people who are not signers. Until now there has been little a person could do to ease the burden of such a communication breakdown, but thanks to modern technology, life changing advances are improving the way people who use sign language are able to communicate.

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