[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Sign Language

  • From: "Lora" <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 05:32:56 -0600

No, finger spelling isn't necessarily signing the letters into someone's
palm.  You make the shape of each letter with your hand.  Michelle could
see, so didn't need to touch my signs.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 12:13 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Sign Language

This is probably a dumb question, but is finger-spelling what it sounds
like? forming the letters of a word in a person's palm? In the movie Miracle
Worked Annie Sullivan seemed to do it so fast into Helen's plam I thought
maybe it was some kind of shorthand.

Cindy



--- Lora <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have a story to tell about sign language.  I attended public school, 
> but up through sixth grade, I spent one hour a day in a resource room, 
> learning Braille, typing, and other blindness skills.  I learned to 
> finger spell.
> One of my closest friends was dyslexic, and in a wheelchair, but had 
> normal vision.  Because of her dyslexia, she would come into the 
> resource room to work on reading and spelling.
>  
> Our primary instructor was blind.  When Michelle got stuck on a 
> difficult word, she'd tap me, and I'd finger spell how to spell it.
>  
> It was very very bad, but we were kids, what can I say.
>  
> I never did learn more than finger spelling, because as several have 
> said, much of sign language includes posture, subtle body movements 
> and facial expressions that, no matter how talented we are, are just 
> darned difficult to observe without vision.
>  
> Lora
>  
> 
>   _____
> 
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kellie 
> Hartmann
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:52 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Sign Language
> 
> 
> I think it would be good if I could learn finger spelling at least, or 
> the kind of signing that deaf/blind people use with each other. But as 
> for ASL, I don't see much point because I would be able to talk but 
> not listen. If I knew any D/B people locally, I would definitely try 
> to learn.
> Kellie
> 



 
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