American Sign Language Fingerspelling AASL 113
Introduces the smallest meaningful units of American Sign Language. Focuses on fingerspelling as a part of the communication process of American Sign Language in order to recognize and generate hand shapes and numbers used in American Sign Language. Addresses expressive and receptive skills. (15-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Increase receptive fingerspelling skills.
- Recognize fingerspelled words at or near functional speed in the context of a conversation.
- Require fewer repetitions of a fingerspelled word before recognizing it in the context of a sentence or story.
- Recall and recognize alternate handshapes of certain fingerspelled letters in context.
- Know and recognize the manual alphabet and numbers in ASL.
- Recognize fingerspelled "loan" signs.
Increase production skills in expressive fingerspelling.
- Increase functionality of fingerspelling.
- Increase speed of fingerspelling.
- Produce the manual alphabet and numbers.
- Choose and produce palm orientation, location, movement and handshape of numbers in expressing cardinal, ordinal, time and age numbers.
- Demonstrate production of fingerspelled "loan" signs when prompted.
Demonstrate ability to interact with others using ASL.
- Practice the rules of ASL to use fingerspelling appropriately.
- Use fingerspelling as a part of ASL to interact with members of the signing community.
- Communicate with other students using ASL, including fingerspelling.