Essays Tagged: "Sign language"

The Miracle Worker & Children Of A Lesser God.

dinner and crawl under the table. She needed to break free. Her parents did not know how to perform sign language. Sarah is the main character of "Children Of A Lesser God". She is a young woman who i ... ad a rough childhood and didn't communicate with her mother. Her mother did not know how to perform sign language. When she was younger her mother told Leeds that people made fun of her whenever she t ...

(3 pages) 55 0 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


tures to convey ourthoughts, body gestures, or speaking to one anotherverbally.One of these ways is sign language. Thereare many reasons people use sign language. Whether you arelimited in your hearin ... a message to someone in an emergency thatcan not speak or maybe, even to warn someone of something.Sign language can speak volumes in a variety of waysthroughout the world as a means of communication ...

(2 pages) 113 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Of Sound Mind by Jean Ferris

ngs. Theo sees a young girl at the bus stop one day and is instantly attracted to her. He begins to sign to himself, but quickly stops when he realizes what he was doing. They both see each other at s ... izes what he was doing. They both see each other at school one day. Ivy, the girl from the bus stop signs HI to him. He wasn?t quite sure of what to do. He eventually signs back with slight hesitation ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sign Language Speaks through Babies

Sign Language Speaks through BabiesCommunication between babies and parents has been a problem since ... entist have reviewed many alternative ways to communicate with babies and toddlers, one of which is sign language. The idea of teaching signs to babies has been around longer than most would expect. W ... both arms above their head at your feet. They usually want picked up. However, the real function of signs has not been studied until recently. Sign language makes communication between parents and chi ...

(4 pages) 65 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Conflicts within "The Miracle Worker"

er doll's head on the floor.A second conflict Helen is in is with Annie. Annie tries to teach Helen sign language; Helen responds by throwing tantrums, thinking Annie is a problem that can be sent awa ... se fits for what they are though, Helen's main communication to the world. When Annie tries to make sign language her main communication Helen throws fits until she realizes that Annie isn't going awa ...

(1 pages) 37 0 2.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mobile Handset Industry in India.

Communication has come a long way from the sign language used by prehistoric man to the modern ways like e-mail, cellular phones, etc. This evo ... prices by service providers. With duty reduced to four percent, the cost of handsets has gone down significantly in calendar year 2004, thereby driving volumes in the last quarter of Jan'04 to Mar'04 ...

(5 pages) 48 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Wild Child This paper is about the two abandoned children Genie and Victor

they did learn to say words of things they saw. Since they couldn't learn to speak they were taught sign language. Also neither one of them could tell the difference between hot and cold. Although one ... teach him. Itard tried to teach Victor to talk, but he could not so instead he started teaching him sign language.Genie was found at the age of thirteen in Los Angeles in 1970. She was locked in a roo ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Express Yourself Through Music

communication. For example, if speech was the only form of communication, and there was no smiling, sign language, or music, life would prove to be very dull and unfulfilling. Most music has a purpose ...

(2 pages) 39 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Advancement of Technology for People with Disabilities

37 The March of Dimes was founded. 1964 The Civil Rights Act became law. 1990 President George Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act into law"(Fleischer and Zames). This is just a list of som ... people refer to people, Hearing, hard of hearing, or not hearing). At these schools everybody uses sign language. There is more than one type of sign language too. In the U.S. they use American Sign ...

(14 pages) 147 0 3.5 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology


ng of secondary education teachers in Special education especially in areas such as Deaf education, Sign Language, visual and mental impairment. This can be done through availing teachers with time an ... llowed" in the congested classrooms, a situation policy makers need to avert.The policy should be designed with the goal of helping these students with disabilities gain a measure of independence, ass ...

(9 pages) 77 0 4.6 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

What is the advantage of "Body language" in communication?

rself without words. One's body language can carry a whole conversation without even saying a word. Sign language is an excellent example of this, another example would be when you talk with people ne ... ity: Cultural norms dictate a comfortable distance for interaction with others. You should look for signals of discomfort caused by invading the other person's space. Some of these are: rocking, leg s ...

(4 pages) 119 0 4.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Book Review - "Congo" by Michael Crichton.

spend in the Congo, they set up a camera for Travi-Com to see what was happening. The transmitting signal was lost before they could give Travi-Com details on the progress of their expedition. When t ... efore they could give Travi-Com details on the progress of their expedition. When they regained the signal they saw that some scientists were missing while others were dead at the campsite. It was cle ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hard of hearing students

stage of development. TC permitted a crossover from a simple oral philosophy to one which also uses sign language. TC became popular in the 1970's and 1980's in the education of deaf and hard of heari ... well as educators can utilize TC. It allows all hearing impaired family members to use speaking and signing as a means to be in continual touch with communication in a specific environment. Learning t ...

(2 pages) 28 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Northrop Frye

ters is a gorilla who takes on the persona of a human.The gorilla communicates with humans by using sign language. Although it seemed odd at first, I accepted the gorilla as if it were a human. Not on ...

(2 pages) 801 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


tuff like that." The scientist Ivan informed him. "Is this the first one you've taught sign language to?" The young scientist asked? "No, There have been others; not as good ... ht up his hand. His soft pale hand slowly formed into a C. He finished off the simple word with the signs for a U and P. She quickly remembered that those signs meant the cup with the handle on it. He ...

(2 pages) 287 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Definition of Communication

nel to a receiver, whether it be verbal (i.e. speaking, singing, etc.) or nonverbal (body language, sign language, touch, eye contact, facial expressions, writing, and so on) where it is decoded and h ... n be transmitted through many different mediums, it may also involve conventional or unconventional signals, and it may take many forms (linguistic or nonlinguistic). As broad a definition as it may s ...

(5 pages) 186 0 4.6 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

The power of thought : An argument in favor of humans

Just because gorilla's can use sign language to communicate with humans does that mean that they have the mental capacity to 'think ... herefore 'think'.Langer's three central ideas can be summed up as: the distinct difference between asign and a symbol, how only humans have the mental capacity to use symbolic language,and the human a ... olic language,and the human ability to conceive thoughts in order to think in the abstract. While a sign isrooted in the present reality - brought up or learned from the past - a symbol may beseparate ...

(4 pages) 23 0 4.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Huckelberry and finn

rouble seeing, but with the help of several surgeries, her eyesight was improved. Anne also learned sign language from a friend who was deaf. She had heard of Helen Keller and wanted to see if she cou ... he had heard of Helen Keller and wanted to see if she could help her to communicate by teaching her sign language. When Anne met Helen, she knew that the job to teaching her would not be an eas ...

(2 pages) 406 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Helen Keller

is no other way for her to communicate with others, so her mother hired Annie Sullivan to teach her sign language so that she can tell people what she wants to do and say. Annie sees that Helen is sma ...

(3 pages) 470 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Real Truth about Cochlear Implants

aspects, such as potential destruction of the Deaf culture, attacks on self-esteem, degradation of sign language, and the struggle of not belonging to a cultural group. In addition to the cultural as ... d ultimately, the continuation of the Deaf culture. To understand why cochlear implants pose such a significant threat to the Deaf culture, it is necessary to briefly explain what this culture entails ...

(12 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative