1 Jan 2000

Multisign Combinations by Children with Intellectual Impairments: An Analysis of Language Skills

Research suggests that people with intellectual impairments who use manual signs to augment or substitute for speech rarely progress beyond the stage of single signs and that word order is particularly problematic. However, the majority of studies have focused on experimental tasks, and relatively little is known about spontaneous sign production in naturalistic settings.

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Vol. 43, p.309-323