Date: Thu Feb 11, 1999 2:37
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: Children Learning SignWriting
DO it! Do it! Can we document this somehow for future reference?
On Wed, 10 Feb 1999, Squeak wrote:
> 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
> Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 9:36 AM
> Subject: Re: Children Learning SignWriting
> >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 ':-)
> >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