ERIC Number: EJ587767
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Lexidactylophobia: The (Irrational) Fear of Fingerspelling.
Grushkin, Donald A.
American Annals of the Deaf, v143 n5 p404-15 Dec 1998
Describes fingerspelling as it is used within the American deaf community and the development of fingerspelling skills in deaf (and hearing) children, suggesting that fingerspelling is largely discounted despite its potential for linkage to English orthography and literacy development. Strategies for increasing the use of fingerspelling by teachers and parents of the deaf are outlined. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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