Deaf Culture: American Sign Cultural Analysis

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Though Deaf Culture has been existant for quite some time, in was only formally recognized in 1965 (Deaf Culture, 2016). The members of Deaf Culture share the language of American Sign Language (Deaf Culture, 2016). Just like any other culture, Deaf culture has some important values, such as language, speech, socializing, and literature (Deaf Culture, 2016). Through these areas, people in the Deaf Culture are able to share a special bond. When working as an Occupational Therapist with the Deaf Culture, it is important to consider their values, and impliment them into the intervention. Deaf people are not part of a mind-only group, rather they learn a set of learned behaviors, so that it is easier for them to travel through society (Deaf Culture,

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