If the variety of U-Tube videos and books that teach individual signs of American Sign Language (ASL) have confused you, and if you are searching for a relatively quick and easy way to learn to sign and converse with Deaf individuals, you've come to the right place.
The book, Sign Language Made Simple, was designed by a professor for people like you. Using the principles of effective teaching and learning, he presents about twenty new signs in one short chapter each week, enabling you to memorize and use over 1,500 basic ASL signs in less than a year and to easily chat with Deaf individuals you may know or happen to meet.
This is possible because his learning system is user-friendly. It omits ASL grammar and teaches basic ASL signs in English sentences, allowing you to memorize the signs in a way that makes it easy to sign your complete thoughts and to make meaningful contact with a Deaf person from the very first lesson. That's why this method of communicating is called, "Contact Signing” or "Conversational Signing."
First published in 1975 and revised in 1999, Sign Language Made Simple has endured the test of time. After almost forty years on the market, it offers a unique tried and true method of learning to sign, and it remains a popular choice today.