Teaching children signwriting?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Apr 27 14:23:36 UTC 2008

SignWriting List
April 27, 2008

Hello Carl and Lucy!

Thank you, Lucy, for answering Carl's question. It is great to have  
you back on the SignWriting List ;-)

And Carl...thank you also for your question below...

Yes...SignWriting is taught all over the world, and Lucy, who answered  
you, teaches SignWriting in Poland.

If you visit our web site:

SignWriting Site

...you will find many web pages showing Deaf children using and  
learning SignWriting in Germany, Nicaragua, New Mexico, Belgium,  
Brazil, France and other countries too...

How long does it take to learn SignWriting? As Lucy explained, it is  
no harder than learning to read and write other languages, in fact  
some people feel it is faster to learn than other writing systems  
because of the visual nature of the symbols, connected to signs that  
they already know....

Would you like to learn? If so, we can help you here on the  
SignWriting List...

Start asking questions and we will answer them for you, one by one -

Val ;-)


On Apr 26, 2008, at 1:57 AM, Lucy wrote:

> Deaf kids become fluent at SignWriting within the same period of  
> time hearing kids become fluent at writing their spoken language...
> Lucy
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Jones" <sugraki at gmail.com>
> To: <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:22 AM
> Subject: [sw-l] Teaching children signwriting?
>> Hi all,
>> First off thanks to the people who sent me the URL to the Bible in  
>> ASL
>> SignWriting.
>> I was wondering if anyone has taught their children signwriting to
>> with sign language, if the kid is d/Deaf, hard of hearing or just
>> hearing, doesn't matter.
>> How long did it take them to learn if so?
>> Before I forget, how long would you say it takes someone to become
>> 'fluent' or 'adept' at SignWriting? Someone asked me two days ago and
>> I said, "Umm.. I dunno".  Wish I could've given a better answer. :)
>> Thanks,
>> Carl :-)

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