Ideal resource for all families, teachers and students learning BSL Level 1 and 2 in addition to providing an excellent reference point to explore and discuss feelings and emotions for children and adults with additional language and communication needs in the field of Special Educational Needs (SEN).
The signs include: angry, anxious, bored, calm, patient, brave, confident, confused, courageous, delighted, disappointed, embarrassed, emotional, excited, fed up, feelings, frightened, frustrated, stressed, funny, laugh, guilty, happy, enjoy, hurt, sore, interested, keen, jealous, envious, lonely, love, miserable, sulk, miss, pine, nervous, panic, peaceful, quiet, pleased, proud, puzzled, sad, depressed, satisfied, content, scared, sensitive, touchy, serious, shy, shocked, sorry, surprised, sympathise, tempted, fancy, tired, upset, worried.
Within the field of Special Educational Needs (SEN) the use of BSL signs to support spoken language, known as Sign Supported English (SSE), is now widely accepted.
There is also growing support for the use of sign language with all children, from babies onwards because the visual and kinaesthetic elements can offer alternative channels for language and communication development that can greatly benefit learners.
This publication is designed to include all who sign.
The facial expressions of emotions are considered by some to be universally recognised and understood. Non-verbal and facial expressions are crucial to all communication and language, and sign languages in particular. According to research, our body language and facial expressions are thought to account for between 50 – 70 % of all communication and never more so than when we wish to convey our emotions.
Great care has been taken in developing the sign graphics to give a meaningful representation of the non-verbal and facial elements involved in these signs in a simplistic and minimalist way that tries not to distort or over-exaggerate.
We hope that the signs contained in this resource can provide learners with a focus on learning.
Also available on Kindle £2.99
Can provide a useful communication aid for children and adults with additional speech and language needs.
Kindle versions have the facility for thumbnail views, giving the opportunity for users to view a page of options and point to the feeling they wish to express.