diaryofahumanbeing answered: It can be difficult to keep from only voicing when you’re being voiced to. Just remind yourself to continue signing? Maybe sim-com? Cheers :)
I realize that this is probably the solution though. My problem, I think, is that I don’t know how to think in two languages simultaneously. That’s why I can’t focus on both ways he’s trying to communicate. But if I can work on it on my own time, signing while I speak… maybe I’ll be able to read sign while hearing speech too. I hope.
isecretlycaresomuch answered: When he starts voicing just ask him to not as long as everyone present knows ASL and focus on the signs.
That’s the problem though, not everybody does know ASL. We’re a hearing theatre company housed at a Deaf school, and most company members have somelevel of ASL but it’s really hit-or-miss, and none of us are close to fluent. So he, because he canvoice pretty clearly, does so, rather than digging up an interpreter every time he wants to ask us one little question. So if I asked him not to voice… One other woman and myself would be able to communicate with him pretty well, but everyone else would be in the dark.