Date: Tue Jul 21, 1998 5:39
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: Greeting from new memeber
On Tue, 21 Jul 1998, Elona Wagner wrote:
>I also have a personal and professional interest in learning signwriting
>as well as ASL. It is a very beautiful >language and I believe many of my
>pediatric patients and families would greatly benefit from learning it.
>>Many of my patients will never speak and are indigent or "written off" as
>hopeless in terms of aquiring >language skills. I hope we can help each
>other and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Your work sounds very interesting, and thank you for offering to help. In
regards to using SignWriting with your patients, perhaps Ben Karlin or
others on the list will have ideas for you. They will have more experience
in the issues of using ASL with pediatric patients.
Using SignWriting to help patients acquire language skills has not truly
been researched yet, but it is an area of importance to explore. Perhaps
you can explore this issue later, and document your results.
I suspect right now the most important thing is for you to learn both ASL
and SignWriting, and to learn how to type SignWriting.
In connection with "lessons online", I will now post a second message...
Valerie Sutton :-)
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