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Prerequisite: Beginning level courses in ASL.
Meets with SP ED 5550. The purpose of this course is to develop both understanding and skills of signed language communication. Students participating in this course will compare, contrast, and practice American Sign Language, English sign-language systems and Cued Speech. Grammar and vocabulary of these languages and systems will be developed and enhanced. Students will investigate home and educational use of sign language. Issues impacting sign language choice and implementation will be discussed. The use of Total Communication, conceptual accuracy in education, and cultural diversity and impacts will be evaluated. Students are expected to develop receptive and expressive skills with children and adults in the home, community and educational settings. Sign language competency test. Field Hours required.