Novice American Sign Language (ASL) users can find the alphabet song in sign in online videos, such as ones provided by J.T. Manning Elementary School, and in books, such as "ABC Phonics: Sing, sign, and Read!" published by Nellie Edge. The letters of the alphabet in ASL can also be found on the website for the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, or NIDCD.
The earlier a child is exposed to a language, the better the child's communication skills will develop, according to the NIDCD. Parents of deaf or hard-of-hearing children can use the ASL alphabet song to introduce the alphabet at an early age. ASL is the main language of North Americans who are deaf. It uses a combination of hand gestures, body postures and facial expressions.