Learning of Blissymbols and Manual Signs Blissymbols and manual signs are two representational systems widely used as alternatives to spoken communication for persons unable to speak understandably. They were compared to determine if there is any advantage of one over the other in ease of learning or in retention. Immediate and 1-day posttest measures were obtained ... Reports
Reports  |   May 01, 1984
Learning of Blissymbols and Manual Signs
 
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Reports   |   May 01, 1984
Learning of Blissymbols and Manual Signs
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1984, Vol. 49, 145-151. doi:10.1044/jshd.4902.145
History: Received September 19, 1982 , Accepted August 4, 1983
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1984, Vol. 49, 145-151. doi:10.1044/jshd.4902.145
History: Received September 19, 1982; Accepted August 4, 1983

Blissymbols and manual signs are two representational systems widely used as alternatives to spoken communication for persons unable to speak understandably. They were compared to determine if there is any advantage of one over the other in ease of learning or in retention. Immediate and 1-day posttest measures were obtained from 20 7- and 8-year-old children engaged in a paired-associate transfer-of-training task using manual signs and Blissymbols. Results showed no overall difference between signs and symbols in number of correct responses on either the immediate or 1-day posttest.

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