Innovative strategies and practice suggestions allow you to improve your expressive and receptive fingerspelling skills. Fingerspelling is known for generating frustration and anxiety for students and challenging even veteran interpreters.This comprehensive DVD features seven sections designed to improve and accelerate your mastery of:
- Reading fingerspelled words as a whole unit
- Forming fingerspelled words fluidly and accurately
- Distinguishing between handshapes to speed up your "word capture"
- Anticipating fingerspelled words based on context
- Fingerspelling creatively and seeing it as an artful expression within ASL
With guidance from Joyce Linden Groode and her model signers, you'll unlock the secrets of fingerspelling fluency by practicing the three "Cs": Configuration (word shape), Closure (word pattern recognition) and Context (anticipating vocabulary based on topic or category). Tap the power of smooth, clear, and accurate fingerspelling with effective practice exercises for both expressive and receptive skills.
The DVD includes accounts of historical changes in fingerspelling, individual variations in fingerspelling styles, facial expressions and mouth movements used with fingerspelling, and examples of creative fingerspelling. Signers of every skill level will benefit from warm-up tips to prevent overuse that can lead to tendonitis or repetitive stress injuries.
Master the mechanics of fingerspelling with material suitable for both advanced and less experienced signers. Fingerspelling: Expressive & Receptive Fluency can be used either in class or individually, as self-paced home study. [Joyce Linden Groode; (1992) DVD: 120 minutes; voice over; English captions; closed captioned; Region-free disk].