Body Language for NCRTM
Optional - 2.3: Aneurysms: Reflections & Analysis
2.3: Talking about Aneurysms
Steps to the Process
- View the diagrams and read the information in English
- Video yourself explaining the information in ASL
- View ASL resources about information
- Re-do your explanation in ASL incorporating new ideas.
An aneurysm is a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. If an aneurysm grows large, it can burst and cause dangerous bleeding or even death.
Most aneurysms occur in the aorta, the main artery traveling from the heart through the chest and abdomen. Aneurysms also can happen in arteries in the brain, heart and other parts of the body. If an aneurysm in the brain bursts, it causes a stroke.
Use the above information (or more sites from the links on the web) to create an explanation of how an aneurysm might develop and what that means.
You can either create your video as if you are talking to an imagined target audience, or you can create an English explanation and create an interpretation of that.
Now that you have created your first explanation, reflect on your work using the following questions:
• Without even thinking about expressing it in ASL, were there any portions of the concept described that still is challenging for you to understand?
• What areas in your description of the topic did you feel most effectively conveyed the information?
• What were areas in your description of the topic that were challenging for you to convey?
• What features of ASL are you hoping to incorporate more effectively in your second video, such as classifiers, spatial mapping, etc.?
Post your reflection in the Discussion Forum on Aneurysm under the questions under Working with Object: First Attempt
Use these reflections to help focus your viewing of the resources in the next section.
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View videos on DeafHealth.org.
This site has the following relevant videos:
A sample from Nigel
A sample from Doug:
After having viewed the ASL videos, re-do your own explanation in ASL. Try to incorporate some of the new ideas that you saw.
Now that you have created your second explanation, reflect on your work using the following questions:
• What did you see in the resources you watched - whether videos from Nigel, Doug, DeafMD.org, or others - that gave you new ideas in your second description?
• Did you feel that you were able to incorporate the ASL features that you had identified after your first video?
• Were there any areas that you still felt like you struggled with in your second description? (Consider focusing in on those areas in the next topic.)
Post your reflection in the Discussion Forum on Aneurysm under the questions under Working with Self: Second Attempt
se these reflections to help focus your viewing of the resources in the next section.