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  • I really liked how you used Good Will Hunting to describe the importance of language because there are multiple ways language is conveyed. As you mentioned, in one of the therapy sessions the two sat in silence as Sean waited for Will to speak. Sean had studied Will’s body language as well as the way he talked in order to conclude that Will n…Read More

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    The Development of Sign Language

    Language is used as a way to communicate one’s thoughts and feelings to others in order to achieve an understanding of a problem or situation. There are many different languages, but they are all used for the same purpose...

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    • Hi Julia!

      I was interested in your post because I am fascinated by the influence of language and how it contributes to the connections we form with other people. I like how you focused your discussion on one specific language, especially a language that is unique due to the fact that it is not verbal. You did a good job of defining what ASL is, explaining how it is used, and the ways in which current events have affected the effectiveness of the language, such as mask mandates. I like how you discussed how big-name companies are accommodating to the needs of those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. I saw the example you mentioned of Starbucks putting cameras by the speaker where you order on Tik Tok and thought it was a good idea on their part. I’ve seen a prevalence of the importance of sign language on Tik Tok and other forms of social media with creators including closed captions on their content and even some using ASL in addition to that. Thank you for your post, and I look forward to seeing what you write next!

    • Dear Julia:
      I am intrigued by your post, “The Development of Sign Language,” because it gives me an insight into how sign language was developed and how it has helped those to communicate who are deaf or are hard of hearing. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Overall, the development and recognition of sign language over the past few years has had a positive impact on the communication of those who are hearing impaired. ” I think this is relative because it shows how much of an improvement that today’s world is doing with the understanding and the development of sign language.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it brings great attention to things that most people wouldn’t deem important.

  • I really liked the example you used because it shows the impact of empathy. Ernie and his wife put Michael’s needs in front of theirs in order to give MIchael the life he deserves. They knew they could not leave Michael and allow him to be abandoned. I also agree with you that empathy can tear down stereotypes because when someone has empathy f…Read More

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    Empathy and Its Relation to Individuality

    A single story, as defined by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a phrase used to describe the “overly simplistic and sometimes false perceptions we form about individuals, groups or countries” (Stereotypes). The single story that was implied about Adichie when...

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  • I really liked what you conveyed about our generation being very empathetic and I strongly agree with you. I feel most of our generation takes into consideration the needs of others before their own. I liked how you mentioned the young people who stand up for what they believe and you also proved our generation is not at all lazy and instead caring.



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