323 line drawing illustrations of signs with written descriptions and a puzzle at the end of each section to test your learning.
This is a useful reference of signs needed for the day to day interactions and experiences in school settings – school activities, subjects, behaviour and instructions plus vocabulary to enable peer conversations that will be useful to classmates and school staff alike.
- Basic Handshape Key, Left and Right-Handed Fingerspelling Alphabets, the American One-Handed Fingerspelling Alphabet, Days of the Week, Months and Numbers.
- Divided into separate topics with full Index.
- Topics include: Getting Acquainted – People – School Things – In School and Classroom – Subjects – Conduct and Behaviour – Instructions.
The succinct introduction explains the importance of BSL and some of the integral features such as directional verbs, inflexions, the importance of facial expressions and how this can change the meaning and the role of fingerspelling.
Who can benefit?
In addition to the clear needs of children who are deaf or partially hearing, sign language is also used in education to benefit children and adults with a wide range of special needs such as:
- Down Syndrome.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Learning disability.
- Additional speech, language and communication needs.
- English as a second language.
- And to benefit children’s development through Baby Signing
Supported by the Let’s Sign BSL series of resources.
Also available on Kindle £2.99.