SL: Simplified Signs for Adults with Spoken Language Concerns

Hands forming various ASL signs.

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This course is based on Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations by John D. Bonvillian, Nicole Kissane Lee, Tracy T. Dooley, and Filip T. Loncke. Published by Open Book Publishers.

We would like to thank the authors of the Simplified Signs Communication System for providing a way to help people communicate as well as the Fund for Excellence grant at the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky for the funding for this project.

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This video will explain a little about the Simplified System and all the research that went into creating the Simplified Sign System.  It also provides additional introductions to the Simplified Sign System as well as some of the signs you will see later in this course.

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Volume 1: Principles, Background, and Application

Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations by John D. Bonvillian, Nicole Kissane Lee, Tracy T. Dooley, and Filip T. Loncke. Published by Open Book Publishers.

Volume 2: Simplified Sign Lexicon, Descriptions, and Memory Aids

Simplified Signs: A Manual Sign-Communication System for Special Populations by John D. Bonvillian, Nicole Kissane Lee, Tracy T. Dooley, and Filip T. Loncke. Published by Open Book Publishers.

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