why signwriting in 21st century

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Aug 7 20:39:35 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
August 7, 2007

On Aug 7, 2007, at 1:11 PM, GerardM wrote:
> One great reason why learning SignWriting is so relevant, is that  
> kids who learn SW first do better at school.

Excellent point, Gerard. This has now been backed up by two  
statistical studies...one in Saudi Arabia in 2002, and another in  
Jordan in 2007.

The first study in Saudi Arabia is now translated from Arabic to  
English. It is an impressive document! I particularly like the  
opinions expressed by the teachers and administrators, who really  
felt the SignWriting helped their Deaf students.

Here is the link to download:

SignWriting Study 2002
Deaf Children Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammed AbuShaira

However, I know that is a long link, so it may get broken when people  
try to click on it.

I wonder if we can attach PDFs to this new List? I do not know if the  
List software will allow it, but let's try. It is attached...

Val ;-)

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