Left-Handed and Right-Handed in SW

Marty Carlson marty_carlson at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jan 20 06:01:13 UTC 2006

I am new to this list, but I wanted to add a comment
to this L/R discussion. My observation of children I
have worked with who are begining to learn to write
signs is that more than half of the right-handers are
choosing to write left-handed signs. Why? Because they
are holding the pencil in their right hand, and
looking at their left to figure out how to write it.
Maybe this will change as they become more fluent
writers, or if they use the computer to write, but I'm
finding it very common to do this with handwriting,
much more than I would have expected. 
> But what about writing signs?...Do your left-handed
> students choose  
> to write left-handed signs, writing exactly what
> they sign, or do  
> they write right-handed signs with no problem
> switching from the way  
> they sign to writing the opposite hand?
> > 

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