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    Anyone have any suggestions or an online tutorial for sign language?

    We have several deaf athletes at our gym and I also have a few deaf clients at my practice. I know enough to be dangerous but not enough to feel comfortable. I could be telling them "good job" or "your mayonnaise smells perky".

    Most of our clients/athletes do a great job of reading lips but I've got some where the communication barrier can be frustrating for all of us. I can't teach them to hear so figured I'd learn to sign.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Put an iPad on a rope around your neck and get some talk-to-text app for it. Boom. Problem solved.

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    I wonder if Garrett Morris is still alive?

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    I'll give you a hand for the effort. See what I did there? No seriously. Awesome gesture.

    Not exactly what you are looking for, but I remember reading about an app on your cell phone/tablet that will translate your words into sign language. Might be something you could use to help you learn as well as to describe more complex things to them. I don't remember the exact app, but I'm sure it can't be that hard to find on google.

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    Glenn - I have a client that teaches sign language to the parents of deaf children. I will ask them for a recommendation for you.



    I applaud you for your efforts in going the extra mile for your clients and cross fit friends!
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    Quote Originally Posted by uga_dawg View Post
    I'll give you a hand for the effort. See what I did there? No seriously. Awesome gesture.

    Not exactly what you are looking for, but I remember reading about an app on your cell phone/tablet that will translate your words into sign language. Might be something you could use to help you learn as well as to describe more complex things to them. I don't remember the exact app, but I'm sure it can't be that hard to find on google.
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Reb View Post
    Glenn - I have a client that teaches sign language to the parents of deaf children. I will ask them for a recommendation for you.



    I applaud you for your efforts in going the extra mile for your clients and cross fit friends!
    And thank you!

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    You forgetting someone......

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    And you as well, sir!

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    Wooooooo!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    Put an iPad on a rope around your neck and get some talk-to-text app for it. Boom. Problem solved.
    solid plan right here or just get an etch-a-sketch and wear that around your neck.
    Last edited by ecu1984; 07-12-2018 at 03:54 PM.
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    Text them
    You've got one life. Blaze on!

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    Go out to dinner, grab a beer with them and their friends. You will learn more from them through immersion than anywhere else. Learn to sign basic English and they'll teach you ASL.

    When I lived in Greenville back in the 80's I was a member of the Greenville deaf club and did volunteer work at Spartanburg School for the Deaf. It's a whole different world being the only hearing person at the table in a crowded restaurant, know that.
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    Look, it ainít PNobes fault, he only knows 7 signs, the rest is just animation.

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    From my client...let me know if you want their contact info.


    Sure! Start with this. http://www.lifeprint.com/index.htm

    From time to time we have classes in the upstate. If he's interested, we can add him to our list.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    Look, it ain’t PNobes fault, he only knows 7 signs, the rest is just animation.

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