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Dr. Jessica Parker's Research,
"Teaching Deaf Students American Sign Language: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study"

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ASL Concepts is committed to providing excellent curriculum materials and instruction as well as advocacy to the field of American Sign Language. It is our goal to welcome you to the wonderful world of ASL and Deaf Culture!

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Alaska Animal Signs

ASL ABC Writing Workbook

Deaf Culture Coloring Book

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Jessica Parker, founder of ASL Concepts, has 20+ years of ASL teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's from Dallas Baptist University and an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction. She serves as an Executive board member of the ASL Honor Society as the Competitions Coordinator. She taught ASL in Anchorage, Alaska and has first-hand exposure within the Deaf community as a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult).

Jessica Parker currently works as a Principal for Family Partnership Charter School in Anchorage, Alaska.
With a passion for education and curriculum, Jessica aims to cultivate L1 curriculum for deaf students.


What is ASL Concepts Curriculum?

ASL Concepts Curriculum is a K-12 ASL curriculum that uses literacy as a tool for teaching American Sign Language. The Beginning K-2 units are based on classic children's books and include ASL vocabulary, Deaf culture, ASL grammatical concepts, and literature.  

What is included in each intensive kit?

  • Each curriculum kit comes with:
  • Teacher's guide
  • Curriculum framework
  • Pictured vocabulary list
  • Classic children's board book
  • Supplemental visual materials related to the activity instructions
  • Resources include pre-made worksheets, weekly parent letters, assessments, and more

What levels are currently available?

More materials are currently being developed, but the following K-5 materials are available now:

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ASL Curriculum (print and ebook)
  • American Sign Language ASL Writing Workbook (print and ebook)
  • Are You My Mother? ASL Curriculum (print and ebook)
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? ASL Curriculum (coming soon!)
  • One Fine Day ASL Curriculum (Coming Soon)

How is ASL Concepts different than other ASL Curriculum?

ASL Concepts Curriculum is aligned with the national American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.  ASL Concepts is a ready-made curriculum for teaching ASL; it offers a step-by-step guide on how to teach each lesson, including worksheets, parent letters, and assessments.  ASL Concepts curriculum gives students a complete understanding of Deaf culture, ASL grammar, and ASL literature.  

Is this ASL Curriculum approved by my school district?

Each school district has their own requirements for curriculum approval. ASL Concepts is aligned with the National ACTFL (American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages). A curriculum framework is provided for the unit and standards are listed at the top of each lesson.  

How would Deaf children benefit from ASL Concepts Curriculum?

Unlike most ASL curriculum, ours doesn't limit itself to teaching just vocabulary. It includes activity-driven lessons on Deaf culture, connections to the Deaf world, comparisons to other languages, and a look-inside the Deaf community. ASL Concepts is designed for students to have a deeper understanding of the language as a whole and includes access to FREE signed videos of the stories, vocabulary, and grammatical concepts in ASL. Most deaf children already have a firm grasp on ASL, but don't understand the concepts. ASL Concepts is a perfect fit for teaching Deaf children ASL because of its focus on the language as a whole.  

Can I see a sample of ASL Concepts Curriculum?

Yes, click below for some samples of ASL Curriculum

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Curriculum Framework
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lessons
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Worksheets

What if I don't like it?

ASL Concepts will exchange or accept the return of a product within thirty (30) days of the date of purchase. E-books are not eligible for refunds. Please see above samples of the materials so you have a full understanding of what is offered.

Does ASL Concepts offer ASL instruction?

Yes, ASL Concepts offers ASL classes locally in the Anchorage, Alaska, area. We offer ASL instruction to students K-8 as an after-school class on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 at Rilke Schule. Click here for the flyer. We offer several options for world language credit courses for 7-12th grade homeschools on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Online. 

Children Learning Sign Language

ASL Concepts Offers Quality Curriculum & Instruction

We offer a complete American Sign Language curriculum featuring teacher's guides, student workbooks, and visual manipulatives.  Our learning materials are fun and hands on! Our lessons are aligned with National ACTFL and ASLTA Standards.  ASL Concepts offers quality instruction for both Deaf and hearing students to develop their ASL skills, while also instilling ASL grammar, and knowledge of Deaf culture.  Don't just teach American Sign Language, open your student's eyes to a whole new culture! See how ASL Concepts can help you build a thriving American Sign Language Program at your school. With over 20+ years of experience, we can provide resources, instruct your students, or train your staff to develop your own successful ASL program. Contact us today!

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