Success!! SignWriting with DeafBlind...

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Aug 27 19:04:43 UTC 2002

SignWriting List
August 27, 2002

Hello Nancy and Everyone!

You are the first Deaf teacher to report to us, that the Deaf-Blind
can read and use SignWriting! Congratulations on this. If your
student is truly Blind, how does she read the SignWriting?  By
feeling the page? Thanks for your information, Nancy!

Please write back and tell us more about how you are teaching your
DeafBlind student...

Val ;-)


At 7:58 PM -0600 8/26/02, Nancy Cole wrote:
>I don't know if this will work or not, but I wanted to share an
>experience I had today with one of my students.  She is Deafblind,
>and I have been teaching her signwriting since the first day of
>school last week.  She is already in 9th grade, and has CHARGE
>Syndrome.  I decided to use signwriting because she reads symbols to
>help her with English words.  Her language development is very
>delayed, and I was desparate to help her.  Today, for the first
>time, after working again on the Goldilocks coloring workbook (which
>she really loves) she looked at the B handshape on it's side and
>signed "know."  She got so excited, as I did!  This is an absolute
>first for her, and last night her mother told me she is finally
>trying to write to express herself!   Anyways, I thought I would
>share this with you all!
>Have a super week!!
>Nancy Cole
>Teacher for the Deaf/HH

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