How to sign diagnosis in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Illness identification

Sign Instructions:

Hold your hand in front of you and sign the letter "D" then "X", making sure to rotate your wrist when changing from "D" to "X".


Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of diagnosis

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of diagnosis

End of Sign

Final Frame of diagnosis

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for diagnosis
Extend the index finger straight up and touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger with the ring and pinky fingers bent in the same way as the middle finger.
Dominant Handshape for diagnosis
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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