On body signing
11am-12 noon, 4th August 2021
FREE. Only available to Members, Tutors and MSB Trainers. Online - see below for booking details.
Tactile signing with blind children.
- We will look at the importance of gesture and sign as a device of non-verbal
communication in those who have sensory impairments and the role of the
tactile/ kinaesthetic sense in communication.
- We will look at the research
on how those with a visual impairment benefit from signing and gesturing.
- We will examine the terminology of touch cues, adapted signing, co-active
signing and on-body signing.
- We will discuss the strategies for how to teach
tactile signing e.g. hand under hand in contrast with hand over hand.