ERIC Number: ED408810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Sign Connection: An Interactive Videodisc Instructional Program for Deaf Children and Their Hearing Associates. Designed To Teach Selected Signed Phrases and Language Patterns. User's Guide [and Videotape.]
Gentry, Castelle; And Others
This self-instructional program, designed to teach 83 basic signs, includes a user's guide, a videotape, and an interactive videodisc. The program is intended to teach common phrases and sentences, but can also be used to illustrate selected grammatical features of English as part of a language arts program for deaf children. The interactive component is intended to provide visual demonstrations of signing in full motion, repeated practice through the interactive computer program, and continuing confirming or corrective feedback. Although most of the signs are from the lexicon of American Sign Language, video sequences set in natural environments present fluent signers communicating the phrases using a modified form of Signed English. The orientation videotape incorporates an overview of the program and presents a vignette designed to help hearing individuals perceive a deaf child's world. After an overview, the user's guide provides instructions for: (1) setting up the system; (2) starting up, playing, and shutting down; (3) operating the program; and (4) classroom set-up. Appended are The Signing Performance Checklist and instructions for its administration. (DB)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Check Lists, Educational Media, Grammar, Hearing Impairments, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Multimedia Materials, Videodisks, Videotape Recordings, Vocabulary Development
Director of Marketing, Instructional Media Center, Division of Marketing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.