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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Jan 7, 1999  3:34 am
Subject:  Re: Deaf Schools in Boston

>Boston School for the deaf are the same as Clark School for the Deaf rules
>but We still doing ASL when adult counselor or teacher not around. We just
>have to be very careful because if we sign then adult counselor or teacher
>will hit on hand by ruler. After I gradate from B.S.D and now I hear that
>they start Total Commucation.

After reading your stories about Clark School for the Deaf being so oral, I
am sure you can see why they were against SignWriting!

That was back in 1977. As a dancer interested in languages, it never dawned
on me that anyone could be against signing. American Sign Language seemed
so beautiful to me.

So Clark school was my "education" on oralism.

It would be fun to take SignWriting to the Boston School for the Deaf, to
see if they would be interested. There has been some interest from the
Framingham Center for the Deaf in Massachusetts now.

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
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Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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