Tag Archives: BSL

▶ BSL – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – YouTube

I love this signed story of The Hungry Caterpillar. It’s so expressive, even people with very limited sign language would probably understand it. ▶ BSL – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – YouTube.

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Learn to Sign Week

This week is Learn to Sign Week. I spent 3 years learning BSL in Adult Education classes, and I’m lucky to work in an environment where I use it regularly, so my sign language is competent (although I need to … Continue reading

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The impact of concentration fatigue on deaf children

I came across this post recently at limpingchicken about what it’s like to be a deaf learner. It’s a great insight into how difficult and tiring it is.

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Deaf Awareness Week – What Can You Do?

Today is the last day of Deaf Awareness Week 2013, so it’s time to look at how you can be more Deaf aware. First of all, to gain the attention of a deaf person, tap them lightly on the shoulder … Continue reading

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Deaf Studies in a School for the Deaf

Throughout Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception aged children are mixed together) children are exposed to both English and BSL. Some of the teachers have English as their first language, and some have BSL as their first language, so the children … Continue reading

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Numeracy in a School for the Deaf

From the time I spent observing and teaching in a school for the Deaf, I found that maths lessons were the ones most like lessons in a mainstream school. The main difference is the fact that because class sizes are … Continue reading

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Literacy in a School for the Deaf

Lessons are taught in a mixture of English, SSE (Sign Supported English) and BSL (British Sign Language) depending on the subject being taught and the needs of the class. Literacy lessons are very visual. Just like in a mainstream school, … Continue reading

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