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 > ____________________________________________________________________________ ________ TV dinner still cooling? Check out "Tonight's Picks" on Yahoo! TV. http://tv.yahoo.com/ To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.