Date: Wed Feb 20, 2002 3:55
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: FRENCH SWISS:Sign Writing Questions
February 20, 2002
>One of the professionnal asked whether there is a minimal age to
>introduce the SW system for the kids.......Do any of you have
>experience in that field. When do you introduce Sw to your deaf kids
>? What age do you start?
Thank you very much for your report. Fall, 2002, is a good time for
the Fribourg School to start using SignWriting (if they choose to do
it)...It takes time for people to think through the tremendous
opportunity that SignWriting provides...
SignWriting can be taught to any age, Anny....In Germany and
Albuquerque, New Mexico, profoundly Deaf children are learning
SignWriting as young as five years old...and I know that some
children even younger have enjoyed it too...
Have you visited the German web site on SignWriting?
Deaf children in Germany
You can see the age of the children, by their pictures. They appear
to be around 8 or 9 years old, but there are younger ones too.
Stefan, their teacher, uses SignWriting daily with very young
Here is a picture from the German web site: