Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 1. - cover image

Copyright

John D. Bonvillian; Nicole Kissane Lee; Tracy T. Dooley; Filip T. Loncke

Published On

2020-07-30

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-923-2
Hardback978-1-78374-924-9
PDF978-1-78374-925-6
HTML978-1-80064-615-5
XML978-1-78374-928-7
EPUB978-1-78374-926-3
MOBI978-1-78374-927-0

Language

  • English

Print Length

650 pages (xxiv+626)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 33 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.31" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 35 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.38" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1980g (69.84oz)
Hardback2383g (84.06oz)

Media

Illustrations50

OCLC Number

1182807790

LCCN

2020376731

BIC

  • C
  • CB
  • CFZ

BISAC

  • EDU000000
  • LAN017000
  • LAN000000

LCC

  • HV2741

Keywords

  • manual sign communication
  • mastering spoken languages
  • mastering full sign languages
  • intellectual disabilities
  • cerebral palsy
  • autism
  • aphasia
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Simplified Signs

A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations, Volume 1.

  • John D. Bonvillian (author)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee (author)
  • Tracy T. Dooley (author)
  • Filip T. Loncke (author)
This book is part of a 2-volume set. The other volume in the set is:
Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys.

Volume 1 outlines the research underpinning and informing the project, and places the Simplified Sign System in a wider context of sign usage, historically and by different populations. Volume 2 presents the lexicon of signs, totalling approximately 1000 signs, each with a clear illustration and a written description of how the sign is formed, as well as a memory aid that connects the sign visually to the meaning that it conveys.

While the Simplified Sign System originally was developed to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, or aphasia, it may also assist the communication needs of a wider audience – such as healthcare professionals, aid workers, military personnel, travellers or parents, and children who have not yet mastered spoken language. The system also has been shown to enhance learning for individuals studying a foreign language.

Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.

Reviews

Parents and teachers of children with special communication needs -- these books are for you. 'Simplified Signs' can be the first step toward meaningful communication.

Jean Frances Andrews, emeritus Professor, Lamar University, Department of Deaf Studies/Deaf Education,

Choice Connect (0009-4978), vol. 58, no. 9, 2021.

Contents

1. Introduction

(pp. 1–30)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.01

2. Use of Manual Signs and Gestures by Hearing Persons: Historical Perspectives

(pp. 31–54)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.02

3. Deaf Persons and Sign Languages

(pp. 55–92)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.03

4. Sign Communication in Persons with an Intellectual Disability or with Cerebral Palsy

(pp. 93–140)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.04

5. Childhood Autism and Sign Communication

(pp. 141–186)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.05

6. Sign-Communication Intervention in Adults and Children with Aphasia

(pp. 187–234)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.06

7. Use of Manual Signs and Gestures by Hearing Persons: Contemporary Perspectives

(pp. 235–280)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.07

8. Development of the Simplified Sign System

(pp. 281–310)
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Tracy T. Dooley
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Filip T. Loncke
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.08

9. Application and Use of the Simplified Sign System with Persons with Disabilities

(pp. 311–346)
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Tracy T. Dooley
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Filip T. Loncke
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.09

Preface and Acknowledgments

(pp. xi–xxiv)
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • William Boone Bonvillian
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.10

Appendix B: Handshapes

(pp. 351–356)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.11

Appendix C: Palm, Finger, and Knuckle Orientation

(pp. 357–368)
  • Nicole Kissane Lee
  • Filip T. Loncke
  • John D. Bonvillian
  • Tracy T. Dooley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0205.12

Contributors

John D. Bonvillian

(author)
Psychology Department at University of Virginia

Nicole Kissane Lee

(author)

Tracy T. Dooley

(author)

Filip T. Loncke

(author)