Prerequisite: SP ED 5509 and ASL 1010.
The purpose of the course is to develop both the understanding and skills of signed language communication. Will compare, contrast and practice American Sign Language, English sign language and Cued Speech. Grammar and vocabulary of languages and systems will be developed and enhanced. Students will investigate home and educational use of sign language. The use of Total Communication, conceptual accuracy in education, and cultural diversity and impacts will be evaluated. Students are expected to improve their communication fluency, and to develop receptive and expressive skills with children and adults in the home, community and educational setting.