Receptive ASL Practice: Quick Tip
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So you want to get some
receptive ASL practice in,
but you're not quite sure where to start.
In today's video,
I share a quick tip answering
a really common question.
Where do I look when someone's
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Today's goal for Rochelle, be
brief. Cross your fingers guys.
Cross your fingers.
Here are the questions I've been
emailed recently about this very topic.
When someone assigning, do you look at
their hands? Their face, their body,
their eyes. But if I look at their eyes,
I'm going to miss what they're signing.
Or if I look at their face,
I'll just try to read their lips
and I'll miss their signs or,
but if I just look at their
hands, is that rude? Okay,
here are the answers to all of
those questions. Look at the neck.
you're not staring at the neck
but you're looking in this area.
The neck area, you get the
hands, the shoulders, the face.
In one glance you give it like driving a
car. You look out your main windshield.
Every few seconds or moments are going
to flick your eyes to the rear view
mirror, to the side mirrors
and out your side windows.
All the wild returning back to your
windshield. Now when someone is signing,
you're not going to be flicking
your eyes around like crazy,
but you're going to take in the scene
and look at the specific areas when
appropriate to here is her neck area.
I'm not saying just look at her,
you know Esophagus,
but just right here in this circle you
can see you're going to be looking in
Now you're going to be flicking your
eyes briefly when it's appropriate.
It's not going to be like this constant
motion movement of your eyes like it is
when you're driving,
but it is going to be similar in that
that you're going to be taking in the face
you can see out of your kind of your
peripheral that they're getting a little
You're going to see their face and
when you see them finger spelling,
you can look more directly at their hand,
but you're going to still want to keep
that face and their mouth in view.
So you can see that the important facial
expressions and the important mouth
movements that accompany
the finger spelling and you
want to take in their body,
not just their neck area.
You want to see how they're signing,
what characteristics are taking on,
what they're showing with their body.
So you're going to keep in this area,
but you're also going to be looking
at the specific areas when needed,
make eye contact when they're
being ultra expressive.
Then you're going to pay attention more
to their facial expressions that this is
also why it's important for you to have
a smaller signing space than you think.
Hey, here, let's look at this picture.
Can you need to keep it tight here in
this box so that you can help others see
to see the whole view. So when they're
looking here, so this white box is,
you're signing space so it's a little
smaller. It doesn't go down to your waist,
although occasionally you will have
signs that go down to your hip,
but bring it in tighter and just bring
it down to your ribs instead of down to
your hip. And that keeps your
signing tight. It saves energy,
it saves movements and make your
signing cleaner and clearer. Clear.
I know it doesn't seem up, but
you're shorting the signs. It's true,
but keep your assigning space in tighter
than you use than you usually do.
Bring it in a little smaller.
And this yellow circle shows you where
the majority of your signing is going to
It's going to be right there.
And if you can see it's very
similar to this circle here,
where that where you're looking,
it's a little bit bigger than hair.
But if I'm looking right here at
her neck area and when she signing,
I'm going to take in all
of this signing space,
the white box and the
majority of the yellow.
And you can see if he was facing as
we would get his mouth as well and the
peripherals, you'd get his eyebrows
and as you flick around your eyes,
your like your gaze and your glamps,
you're going to catch all the rest of it.
And if he ever does bring his signs down
to his waist, but catch that quickly.
you're not going to be super close up
when sign that you're going to be a little
further away than you would be
when you're speaking with someone.
So you're going to have more of an
opportunity to see more of their body.
And so this small space
that you're imagining,
it isn't really a small as you think it
is when you step back from them and you
can kind of get that whole view.
Sometimes I refer to
watching someone like this,
kind of like looking at those old magic
I pictures. You guys remember those?
I've still never been
able to see one ever.
So I'm just basing my analogy on what
people have told me what you're supposed
to do when you're looking at a magic guy.
So you kind of relax your eyes and
you see the entire scene at once.
You're not staring intently at
one spot. It's like this, ah,
just kind of let it wash
over you, you know? And so,
but the exception would be if
you need extra clarification,
like if you had to have somebody
repeat something, you miss something,
you need to finger spell it again because
you missed it. You don't know the word.
Are you trying to figure out the spelling?
Then you would zone in on that one spot.
But for the rest of the time,
you're just here,
right here in this spot right here.
And you're taking all the rest of it in
at the same time and then flick to see
anything you need to specifics on
and then if you really need to,
then you can zone in on that one area,
but you're taking it all
in a question of the day.
Where have you been looking when
you've been signing with people?
And another question,
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Okay. Now this is also why you as a
side or need to have a smaller spot.
Spining I keep saying is finding
a smaller spining spiny spit.