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ERIC Number: ED181690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Considerations in the Use of Signs with Persons Having Severe Communicative Handicaps.
Menyuk, Paula
Issues concerning the teaching of sign systems to severely communicatively handicapped persons are considered. It is explained that the differences causing severe communication handicaps will affect which aspects of language processing and which aspects of language will be affected. Suggestions are made as to why some individuals who have great difficulty in acquiring spoken language might acquire sign language, e.g., the use of signs (such as rocking a baby for the word baby) which bring the referent to mind. It is concluded that teaching signed systems may be a winning effort regardless of presumed or real cognitive-linguistic limitations. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September, 1979)