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American Sign Language:
In a message dated 7/28/2005 9:24:51 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
I have a special needs baby and the speech therapist here teaches us
parents occasionally the LOVE signs [this is as pronounced as in
Gaelic-here in Ireland]. Do you
know about it?? I never knew when i took interest in asl that i will
be blessed with a child who may need signing and i must confess that
i have not studied in a long time but read the newsletter--I blame
time, but don't worry, we'll get there.
I got my kids interested 4 years ago and we will revisit
conscientiously soon...the word I don't have, but it is pronounced
as 'love'--know it???
Regards and enjoy the summer-it has been ok here for a while but our
dear Irish weather comes up as unpredictable a times.
Perhaps you are referring to a system of signing known as "Linguistics
Of Visual English?"
Do not be overly concerned at this point with "labels" or specific systems of
signing. The point is to engage in vast amounts of communication with
your child. I personally endorse the use of American Sign Language
and/or other naturally evolved visual languages that employ grammar
systems which are efficient for visual-gestural communication. However,
the popular manual communication systems will also "succeed" if the
parent is enthusiastic, committed, and generous with her time. What is
important is to provide cognitive stimulation and impart building blocks
of knowledge so that your child's brain will develop fully and
Dr. Bill Vicars
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