Articles tagged as Fingerspelling Tips
Warm-up exercises are essential for signers and deter the possibility of injuries and cumulative trauma disorders. Read the article to find a variety of great stretches to get you warmed up for signing and especially for fingerspelling practice!
ASL fingerspelling has interesting historical roots. Read the article to learn about the history behind the hand shapes.
Check out these important beginning guidelines for learning to fingerspell... and know that practice is the key.
It is important to be consistent with your posture and hand placement to create the best signing space when fingerspelling. Check out these useful tips for best results.
Are you wondering what fingerspelling means, or when to fingerspell words? Are you interested in learning good ways of practicing fingerspelling? Read the article for some very helpful information.
What is a name sign, how do you use it in conversation, and how are name signs given? Read the article to find the answers.
Are you a new learner to signing and wondering which hand you should use ... especially if you are left-handed? Read on to discover tips on choosing which hand should be your "dominant hand" for signing.
This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article are all from the alphabet: (1) A vs. S vs. T, (2) A vs. E, (3) E vs. O vs. C, (4) P vs. K, (5) 1 vs. D vs. K, (6) G vs. H vs. Q vs. U vs. N, (7) N vs. M, (8) R vs. U, and (9) J vs. Z
One of the first concepts covered in beginning or basic sign language classes is fingerspelling. There are a few common mistakes that are made by many beginner signers related to fingerspelling. Hopefully you can recognize them in your own practice and avoid making bad habits that are difficult to break.
Signs for common names? My name is John, which, as you may guess, is a pretty common name. The benefit of having a common name growing up is that whenever I went into a gift shop that had items with names on them, such as cups, buttons, belts, or what-have-you, I could always find one with my name on it. In sign langage, unlike the items in the gift shop, there is no sign for John. That is, there is no ...