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fin·ger spel·ling

(fing'gĕr spel'ing),
A means of communication, by spelling, with a person with profound hearing impairment in which the letters of the alphabet are represented by positions or movements of the fingers.

finger spelling

A method of communication used by persons with hearing or visual impairment in which words are spelled out letter by letter rather than depicted with single signs as in American Sign Language. Finger spelling can be done visually as well as tactually.
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realize finger spelling is basic to all sign language.
American Sign Language (ASL) * Signed English * Finger spelling * Note writing * Speech and lipreading, Tadoma for deaf-blind * Cued speech * Gestures, home signs, mime * Taction (touch) and kinesthesis (body movement) * Interpreters (sign language or oral) * Computer assisted notetaking (CAN) * Real time captioning * Communication access systems: devices used to enhance listening in rooms, lecture halls, and other large group facilities - e.
The focus of this set of print-oriented tasks was to give the deaf children extensive practice finger spelling letters and words, holding and reading books, recognizing words, and retelling simple stories using sign language.
Her mother, an instructor in a school for deaf children, taught her finger spelling.
Sixteen sixth formers completed a 15-week BSL course learning lip reading, finger spelling, mime and gesture for common phrases.
Isabel told members to be aware of the needs of the deaf community and taught them finger spelling which can be used if there isn't a sign for a particular word.
Not only does the C-Phone DS-324, running at nearly 30 frames per second, make communication using ASL, finger spelling and some lip reading possible, it is easy to use and as natural as if you were together in the room.
Simultaneous communication describes the combination of ASL components (most particularly the signs for specific concepts) with finger spelling, the well-defined enunciation of words on the lips (to facilitate speechreading), speech, facial expression, and gestures.
People who are deaf-blind also differ on their degree of vision and hearing loss, age of onset, which disability occurred first, language development (from no language to sign language or English competence), and communications mode (braille, finger spelling, sign, speech, and print).
Supervisor Jackie spent 26 weeks learning finger spelling and the basics of BSL at Merseyside Society for Deaf People.
Highest video quality: incredibly clear video quality for viewing quick hand signs, finger spelling, facial expressions and other key nuances of sign language
Each story focuses on a simple theme and introduces the child to basic vocabulary and important ASL concepts such as handshaking, finger spelling, and facial grammar.