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ERIC Number: EJ822304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Bridging Languages
Kelly, Barbra Calder
Exceptional Parent, v38 n12 p40-42 Dec 2008
Children with autism may sometimes appear to be living in their own world and show very little interest in others. They may be socially unaware, avoiding eye contact and showing limited attachment to others. But when a child is able to express and communicate thoughts, desires, and needs, they are much more likely to seek out social interactions. Conventional teaching has maintained that teaching Sign Language to people with autism or delayed speech will interfere with their learning to talk, but research has shown that it will, in fact, accelerate verbal communication. In this article, the author describes her experiences teaching Sign Language to two of three triplets who were diagnosed with autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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