Using the Manual Alphabet in Teaching Reading to Learning Disabled Children

McKnight, Jan C.
November 1979
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov1979, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p581
Academic Journal
Focuses on the use of the manual alphabet in teaching reading to learning disabled children. Proposed techniques to reinforce sound symbol pairing; Relation of signing to other tactile-kinesthetic techniques in general use; Role of signing in creating a good self-image for learning disabled children.


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