American Sign Language for the Physical Therapist
This is an introductory course on American Sign Language (ASL) for use in a physical therapy setting. This course will cover a
brief history of ASL as well as its implications in everyday use. It will make a special focus on using the language in a physical
therapy setting. During this course, participants will also observe basic instructions and learn the building blocks of communication
in ASL to a person who is deaf or hard of hearing. Ways to avoid making social faux pas when using ASL and otherwise communicating
with a patient who is deaf or hard of hearing will also be discussed.
Meet our Presenter
Christopher M. McMillen, BS is a graduate of The University of Texas at El Paso in Kinesiology and is an
accomplished interpreter of ASL. He authored American Sign Language for Physical Therapist Professionals in 2017
as a handbook for use by physical therapists in their day-to-day practices. He is currently working on his Master’s degree in
Kinesiology at the University of Texas.
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