Game Night & Chat Haven – DFW
Time for August Game Nite and ASL Chat dates and times.
August Game Nite will be on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 7 pm– here at the NLDF church.
Bring ‘signing hands’ and a liter of soda & a snack for all to share – much appreciated-
The goal of these activities is to encourage hearing people to interact in ASL. Therefore, during both Game Nites and the ASL Chat Haven we ask Deaf people to sign with the hearing people and not use their voices as they sign and vice versa. We ask hearing people to do the same – not speak with the sign. When you use your ‘voice’ while you sign, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible for hearing people to incorporate the varied ASL non-verbal markers of face and body to enable communication in ASL. Also, all such ASL non-verbal markers are minimized when Deaf people speak and sign – hence, the end result is that no one is able to achieve the desired ASL we, both hearing and Deaf people, desire –
The monthly ASL Chat Haven will will be in NLDF church
Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 1-3 pm
New Life Deaf Fellowship church
Focus is on ‘chatting’ with one another. Goal is on enhancing receptive skills.
New Life Deaf Fellowship
6917 Brentwood Stair Rd
Fort Worth, Texas 76112
VP NLDF Office: 817-932-7732
Email: [email protected]