A Template Building Approach A powerful learning tool to improve recognition of fingerspelled words. Deaf people introduce themselves in an unrehearsed setting, followed by an enhanced presentation, allowing any sign language student to increase comprehension and improve self-confidence. This popular program created by Carol J. Patrie Ph.D., is an essential component to every ASL classroom as well as a powerful resource for interpreter trainers, interpreting programs, and working interpreters. Using a template building approach, Fingerspelled Names and Introductions helps viewers recognize a pattern and mentally create a template for fingerspelled words that are found in introductions. Comprehension of the fingerspelled word increases once a template is built, and as a result the complete signed message is understood clearly. Teachers--clearly defined menus make it easy to choose specific signers on the DVD to use for classroom participation. Fingerspelled Names and Introductions on DVD makes the task of recognizing fingerspelled words less stressful for everyone, providing a necessary skill that will be an asset for interactions in the signing community. Can be self-paced or assigned as part of a course in ASL or sign language interpreting. [Carol J. Patrie, Ph.D.; DVD: 90 minutes; no audio] DVDs not returnable once opened.
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