|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Sat Jun 17, 2000 9:28 pm
Subject: SignWriting and the Mentally Disabled
June 17, 2000
Dear SignWriting List Members:
Occasionally people ask me if SignWriting is useful for the mentally
disabled, and in the past, because we had no experience, I would say
"I don't know".
A couple of days ago, I received this message from a teacher of the
"I have a mantally disbled, profoundly deaf student that can read a
few (very few) English written words. One of our interpreters uses
Sign Writing a lot and "tried" this with the above student. She
could "read" with very little instructions and could answer questions
when it was presented in sign writing. I would love to receive more
information about products that we could order to use with the other
students too. Thanks so much !!"
This is the first message I can remember about SignWriting being
taught to the mentally disabled.
So I hope the teacher can share more with us later....
Meanwhile, many thanks for sharing this with us -
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