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From:  Squeak
Date:  Thu Feb 11, 1999  2:03 am
Subject:  Re: Children Learning SignWriting


I'll try it on my two and four year olds and let you know if they start
reading sooner than age 6!
----- Original Message -----
From: Valerie Sutton
To:
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: Children Learning SignWriting
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>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 ':-)
>
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>Valerie Sutton at the DAC
>Deaf Action Committee for SW
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>SignWriting
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>http://www.SignWriting.org
>
>Center For Sutton Movement Writing
>an educational nonprofit organization
>Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
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1021 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Joe Martin Thu  2/11/1999

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