Introduction

Welcome to the VL2 Parent Toolkit! Our toolkit is intended to support families of deaf children (aged 0- 5) in learning about American Sign Language (ASL). The site contains information on ASL language acquisition milestones, communication and language activities to use at home, and lots of other exciting resources for families to explore.

The Parent Toolkit was developed with funding from the National Science Foundation.

In the toolkit:

  • VL2’s Making Visual Sense! Tutorial Series is a collection of brief, accessible, online tutorials designed to familiarize parents with ASL language milestones and to support parents in facilitating visual interaction and play.
  • VL2’s “Find-A-Sign” Dictionary is a fun and interactive place for families of deaf children to learn basic family oriented ASL signs and phrases to promote positive communication in the home.
  • VL2's Parent Resources is an organized list of resources compiled to provide easy-to-access central points of information for families.

Note: The easiest and quickest way to find what you are looking for is to browse through the topic areas and use the Search engine on the Resources page.