Signs for TRAUMA

Meaning: A deeply distressing or disturbing experience.

Rarely used. More of language play. Meaning: Double trauma.

Sometimes fingerspelling.

Deaf Culture and tidbits


"In my nearly 40 years of life...I've yet to meet a single deaf person who was traumatized by sign language. Yet, I can't count how many were traumatized by mainstreamed and oral education [in name of the modality of speech]." -- Jeanine Gingras.

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