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Badge in Advanced American Sign Language

This badge represents advanced capability in conversational ASL and understanding of deaf culture. Successful learners will be able to have extended low-stakes exchanges with deaf consumers in workplaces, e.g., ongoing rehab and therapy activities, check-in/-out procedures, and daily interactions with hospital in-patients; they will also be able to explain key features of deaf culture. This badge is not an ASL interpreting credential. MI-LARA administers interpreting credentials in Michigan.

Learning Objectives or Competencies: Learning objectives and competencies should be measurable and use action verbs. Students who complete the requirements for this badge will be able to:

  • Sign approximately 2000 signs
  • Engage in extended conversations using correct ASL grammar and language features
  • Express cohesive narratives in ASL that incorporate suitable vocabulary choices and grammatical structures
  • Analyze unique features of Deaf culture
  • Identify examples of autism
  • Explain connections between cultural influences and identity formation


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