March 10th, 2013

Do you actually use ASL?

I plan on moving to Houston after grad school. When browsing through job positions many are willing to pay more if you are bilingual in English & Spanish. I plan on perfecting my Spanish and taking the ACTFL in oral proficiency. However, I wanted to learn American Sign Language, but I've read that most SLPs don't actually use it.

Side note: ACTFL=American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages, test required for most teachers who are teaching a foreign language. The oral proficiency exam is basically a 20-30 minute interview to see if you can actually hold a conversation in Spanish.