Basic signs with Danelle Gournaris

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Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing

January 8, 2021  |  Advocating for communication access and equal opportunity with the 20% of Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing.

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Basic signs with Danelle Gournaris

from Minnesota's Deaf Mentor Family Program

This video was created at the request of Bloomington Public Schools. They plan to share the video with staff and students to encourage day to day communication with students and staff who are deaf and hard of hearing. We hope this video is helpful for your school district as well.

Still frame from the basic signs video

Hello, my name is Danelle Gournaris. I am the manager for the Minnesota's Deaf Mentor Family Program where we teach hearing families with DHH children American Sign Language. Here are a few basic signs that you can use if you meet a deaf or hard of hearing person who uses American Sign Language. You can also use these signs with your friends and teachers.


How are you doing?

Thank you

I have a question

I need some help

May I use the restroom?

I got this


What are we supposed to do again?

When is this due?

How do I find it?

You’re welcome

Nice to see you!

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