Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASLP 106 - Fingerspelling and Number Use in ASL

(R only)

A foundation for comprehension, expression, and understanding of ASL hand-shapes as they are used in fingerspelling and numbers. The course includes an introduction to historical and physiological aspects of fingerspelling and number use in ASL. The course focuses on development skills for receptive and expressive spelling and reading of fingerspelling words and numbers, on proper biomechanical functions, on recognizing hand movements. Recommended to be taken concurrently with ASLP 105 . 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 106.

3 semester hours

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

  • Develop tactual (hand-on-hand signing) skills for alphabet and number signs.
  • Understand and interpret various fingerspelling and numbers in ASL conversations.
  • Further develop receptive and expressive skills in fingerspelling and numbers.
  • Further develop handshapes and palm orientation, with some movement, location, and mouth patterns.
  • Demonstrate skill in loan signs and lexical fingerspelling.
  • Further develop fine visual perception and fine motor skills.
  • Acquire the stylized representations of the handshapes of the letters through the arbitrary signs or a combination of iconic and arbitrary signs.

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