PSYCH  Vol.6 No.14 , November 2015
American Sign Language, Peer Play, and the Deaf Child: A Case Study of Ann
ABSTRACT
Play provides signing deaf children with the opportunity to communicate and interact with peers while they use and develop conversation skills or extended discourse in American Sign Language (ASL) (Musyoka, 2015). The goal of this study is to examine how play supports thinking, imagination, social, language and literacy development. To analyze the effectiveness of play, the researcher investigated how one deaf child, Ann used her ASL with various play partners in different play centers set up by the teacher in a preschool classroom that followed the ASL/English bilingual philosophy.

Cite this paper
Musyoka, M. (2015) American Sign Language, Peer Play, and the Deaf Child: A Case Study of Ann. Psychology, 6, 1822-1831. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.614178.
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