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Title:
The signing family : what every parent should know about sign communication
Author:
Stewart, David Alan, 1954-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
165 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Clerc Books."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781563680694
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Details ways parents can set goals for their deaf children and describes the signing options available.


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Booklist Review

Two well-qualified educators of the deaf present to parents a rationale for choosing to sign with their deaf children. Stewart and Luetke-Stahlman explain how deaf toddlers who are exposed to sign language develop better reading skills than those youngsters who learn to sign at a later age. A brief history of deaf education, a consideration of individual communication needs, and a discussion of the language process precede the major focus of the book, an exploration of the various "signing options." A chapter is devoted to each of the following: "American Sign Language," "Signed English," "Signing Exact English," and "Contact Sign." School programs for the deaf commonly offer signing and speaking, "used either separately or together." Guiding the parent through a veritable maze, the authors also examine facets of applicable laws and ways to work with the school system in this useful book. --Nancy McCray


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