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NAD to ASHA: ASLPI is the most reliable measurement of ASL proficiency that exists today

On March 3, 2019, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) sent a letter to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in response to the open call for comments on the proposed position statement prepared by the ASHA Ad Hoc Committee to Develop a Position Statement that American Sign Language is a Distinct Natural Language.

In the letter, while addressing numerous concerns, the NAD stated that "anyone who conducts ASL assessments must be fluent in ASL, as measured by a high score on the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI), the most reliable mechanism that exists to measure ASL proficiency at the present time."

To view the letter in ASL at The ASLPI website, CLICK HERE, You can also see the video and read the letter at the NAD website HERE.

Posted by B Mutisya Nzyuko | Posted April 25, 2019 at 12:39 PM

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