Articles tagged as Fingerspelling Tips
Signing U.S. States in ASL
Learn how to sign each of the 50 U.S. state names in ASL. Not all states are signed using the same method... some are signed by letter fingerspelling and some have an established sign. Read the article to learn the signs, finding tips, word lists and images to help!
Fingerspelling Warm-Up Activities to Prevent Repetitive Motion Injuries
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.
Tips When Starting to Fingerspell
Check out these important beginning guidelines for learning to fingerspell... and know that practice is the key.
Signing Space When Fingerspelling
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.
What is Fingerspelling?
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.
Name Signs: What Are They and How Does a Person Get a Name Sign?
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.
Does it matter which hand I sign with? Using Your Dominant Hand When Signing
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.
Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Alphabet
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
Common Fingerspelling Mistakes New Signers Make
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.
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