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Because I use American Sign Language with some of my clients, I am often asked how a therapist can welcome Deaf clients into their practices. The original sc…Video Rating: 0 / 5
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January 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (UTC 0)
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Thank you for posting this informative video! I’m a therapist, who would
like to work with deaf clients. In terms of experience, I have the second
component you spoke (signed) of, the therapy and training: I’m a California
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I currently specialize in treating
Body Dysmorphic Disorder and related OC spectrum disorders, but would also
like to work with deaf clients. Admittedly, I’m only a beginning ASL
student, having only taken ASL 1. I also attend a sign language club at a
local university and volunteer at deaf community events (through GLAD,
Inc.). My goal is to continue learning ASL until I’m fluent, and learn
more about Deaf culture, so that eventually, I can work with deaf clients.
Thank you again for posting this video. I feel inspired.
January 29, 2014 at 7:15 pm (UTC 0)
Thanks for making this video and for emphasizing the importance of
therapists being fluent in ASL when working with Deaf clients. ASL is
definitely not a language anyone can pick up after a few classes – like any
language, it is always changing. A therapist who is part of the Deaf
community and who has Deaf friends will be more fluent and knowledgeable
about Deaf people.
January 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm (UTC 0)
Hi, yes, depending on the state or national license the therapist has,
“telemedicine” is allowed and this includes videophones, Skype, Facetime,
etc. In my case, being licensed in CA, I am only able to work with others
in CA. Depending on the license and the therapist, this may be different
January 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm (UTC 0)
Thank you for your kind words!
January 29, 2014 at 9:01 pm (UTC 0)
(2) As Deaf therapists, we do recommend referring Deaf clients to Deaf
therapists first, before bringing in an interpreter for sessions. Direct
communication is always more effective than having a third-party present in
the therapy session.
January 29, 2014 at 9:57 pm (UTC 0)
Thank you for your advice! I’ve shared this video with ASL students that I
know want to service the Deaf population in the future.
January 29, 2014 at 10:01 pm (UTC 0)
It would be useful since Junior has a deaf aunt and uncle
January 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm (UTC 0)
Berkers, I think you should take an ASL class. You’d probably love it!
January 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm (UTC 0)
Hi Denise, The script for the video is right below the video, in the
January 30, 2014 at 12:13 am (UTC 0)
You are so awesome for being able to do this
January 30, 2014 at 1:09 am (UTC 0)
I would like to know if this video could be captioned? Or do you have a
script for this video? I would like to make sure this video is accessible
to everyone. I hope you can help me before I can share your excellent
video. Thank you!
January 30, 2014 at 1:34 am (UTC 0)
I wonder do they allow u do practice to help Deaf people in any Usa thru
video phone ? Bec not many who know use Asl to help out their location area?
January 30, 2014 at 1:48 am (UTC 0)
Thank you so much…I am a huge fan of your excellent videos!
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