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Implementing key word signing

These two articles will give you some ideas for implementing key word signing.

Using Your Hands to Talk

This article briefly discusses:

  • use of signing as a communication aid
  • use of selected vocabulary
  • formal and informal teaching
  • key word approach to signing
  • directionality and placement with key word signs
  • who benefits from key word sign & gesture

Everyday Use of Sign

This article briefly discusses:

  • Creating a Signing Environment
  • Strategies for Caregivers and Teachers
  • Effective Teaching Strategies