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Five Common Misconceptions About American Sign Language

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Let’s look at five misconceptions associated with American Sign Language.

American Sign Language (ASL), like any foreign language, falls prey to a wide array of misconceptions from people who have less familiarity with the language.

While it is called “American” Sign Language, this doesn’t mean it shares all of the same traits as the English language and is simply a representation of English that uses hands and gestures.

But ASL is different from that. Let’s look at five misconceptions associated with ASL.


Hearing Loss Can Affect the Whole Family

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Hearing Loss

Dealing with hearing loss in a family member will require some treatment as well as adaptation and understanding.

When someone in a family becomes ill or develops a physical or mental condition of some kind, they are not the only ones affected. When a family member becomes ill or disabled, it changes the way a family interacts and functions as they learn to accommodate the new situation of their loved one. Everything, from chronic illness to a broken limb to hearing loss, has an effect on the whole family. (more…)

Is ADHD Affecting Your Child’s Schoolwork? When to Worry

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Children are known for characteristically being playful and energetic—two of the wonderful things about being young! However, if your child seems to be too playful and energetic in school, and unable to focus on their schoolwork, you may be worried about Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).


ADHD may make it difficult for your child to learn and pay attention.

Should you be worried? Is your child just being a lively, or are they unable to focus even when they try? Are their grades dropping? These are many questions parents consider when wondering if their child may have a developmental disability. Continue reading to learn more about ADHD, and when to worry about possible symptoms.


At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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