ERIC Number: EJ323822
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Functional Sign Language to Severely Disabled Children.
Rittenhouse, Robert K.; Myers, James J.
Teaching Exceptional Children, v18 n1 p62-67 Fall 1985
The article describes a structured approach to teaching sign language to severely disabled students through task analysis. The approach emphasizes four basic principles from developmental and behavioral theories: (1) environmental influence, (2) imitation, (3) reinforcement, (4) practice. A functional sign vocabulary of 250 words grouped according to 17 topic areas is presented. (CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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