Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASLP 105 - Visual Gestural Communication

(R only)

An introduction to the comprehension and expression of visual-gestural aspects of communication in relation to ASL. This course includes instruction in forms and hand shapes involved in mime and gesticulation. Emphasis is placed on activities that create visual, motor, and cognitive readiness for signed languages. Instructional activities will foster the development of visual, spatial, and motor language memory. Recommended to be taken with ASLP 106 . Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . In-class is supplemented by one hour each week in the language learning laboratory. Three hours each week. Formerly SL 105.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of the manual alphabet and handshapes.
  • Demonstrate the correct hand configuration of the manual alphabet and handshapes.
  • Distinguish among similar hand configurations.
  • Demonstrate speed and comfort in spelling by starting from simple dipthongs and working up through words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, and  finally short stories.
  • Recognize, with 70% accuracy or better, significant differences in a group of signs that use the double open handshape.
  • Discriminate among groups of fingerspelled words patterned after selections from a vocabulary list.
  • Read at 70% accuracy, employing receptive, as well as expressive, skills of fingerspelling.
  • Spell smoothly and accurately.

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