|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Wed Feb 10, 1999 6:36 pm
Subject: Re: Children Learning SignWriting
>One reason my class came up with and it makes a great deal of sense to me
>is that the motor development for hands occur at a younger age than does
>speech. I'm not sure if research proved that to be true. It's been
>awhile since I last took class and learned all this information.
Motor skills may be one reason, Jean, but I think there may be other
reasons added to it.
For example, speech is strangely "non-visual" and maybe it takes longer for
the brain to develop connecting sounds with language. But watching Mommie
sign is a "visual experience". So repeating what Mommie says in a signed
language my be easier because the eyes and the "visual connection" to
language may develop faster. I have no idea if this true myself! I am just
sharing an idea and asking questions...
I am wondering if the visual nature of SignWriting will speed reading
skills, who knows?...
Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA