These pre-kindergarten programs often offer more intensive educational curricula than those of Head Start; ... and school-age children from economically disadvantaged families to increase the children's spoken language vocabulary size.
Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys. Volume 1 outlines the research underpinning and informing the project, and places the Simplified Sign System in a wider context of sign usage, historically and by different populations. Volume 2 presents the lexicon of signs, totalling approximately 1000 signs, each with a clear illustration and a written description of how the sign is formed, as well as a memory aid that connects the sign visually to the meaning that it conveys. While the Simplified Sign System originally was developed to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, or aphasia, it may also assist the communication needs of a wider audience – such as healthcare professionals, aid workers, military personnel , travellers or parents, and children who have not yet mastered spoken language. The system also has been shown to enhance learning for individuals studying a foreign language. Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.
The School Age Sign Language Program contains lesson plans with everything needed to teach sign language for 3 nine-week segments. Topical areas include: ABC's, Numbers, Pledge of Allegiance, Colors, Manners, Emotions, Transportation, Arts, Sports and Recreation, Community Helpers and Occupations, Math, Science, Nature, Seasons, Days of the Week and much
Authors: John D. Bonvillian, Nicole Kissane Lee, Tracy T. Dooley, Filip T. Loncke
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-30 - Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-06-30 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Deaf Cognition examines the cognitive underpinnings of deaf individuals' learning. Marschark and Hauser have brought together scientists from different disciplines, which rarely interact, to share their ideas and create this book. It contributes to the science of learning by describing and testing theories that might either over or underestimate the
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-21 - Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Early experience plays a crucial role in determining the trajectory of cognitive development. For example, early sensory deprivation is known to induce neural reorganization by way of adaptation to the altered sensory experience. Neville and Bavelier’s “compensatory theory’’ hypothesizes that loss of one sense may bring about a sensory enhancement
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-01 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO
This book shows how integrating American Sign Language (ASL) into story time and other educational programs can benefit and entertain ALL children, whether or not they are hearing impaired, from infancy onward. * Includes 14 complete program ideas appropriate for young learners, from infancy through high school-age patrons (plus parents