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Sign Language

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Sign Language

Listings are for information only and do not constitute recommendation or endorsement.

Readers are advised to contact trained and experienced practitioners.

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Website of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.

ASHA's online directory of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Programs employing those holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).




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Research Studies that Support the Use of Sign Language to Increase Vocal Responding

These references provide the research support for the methods described within a workshop presentation by Dr. Vincent J. Carbone titled “Teaching Vocal Behavior to Non-Vocal Learners with Autism.“


Using Sign Language to Evoke Verbal Behavior with a Child with Autism Powerpoint

Lisa Lewis, Julie Dixon, Rose Louden, Susan Quinn, Vincent J. Carbone

Presentation for The Elija Foundation


Shaping Verbal Language for Children on the Spectrum of Autism Who Also Exhibit Apraxia of Speech

Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC/SLP and Tamara S. Kasper, MS/CCC-SLP, BCBA


Teaching Sign Language as Part of VB Programme

Useful presentation outlining key VB concepts and how to apply sign language as augmentative language training.

ABA VB Community, UK


Increasing Vocalizations of Children with Autism Using Sign Language and Mand Training

As discussed by Dr Vince Carbone at the Thurrock workshop in March 2006.

To be presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2006.

ABA VB Community, UK


Picture vs Sign

The relative merits of selection-based (e.g. picture) and topography-based (e.g. sign) systems for teaching language and communication to children with autism. Adapted from Dr Carbone's teaching notes.

ABA VB Community, UK


Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis: Opportunities for Collaboration

David Celiberti, Ph.D., BCBA

An interview with Barbara E. Esch, CCC-SLP, BCBA

Chairperson of the Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG



$ K & K Sign and Say Verbal Language Kit



$ DVD Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Natural Environment: 

Teaching Manding (Requesting) Using Sign Language

DVD. Holly Kibbe & Cherish Richards, Establishing Operations, Inc.



$ Chapter 6: Increasing and Improving Speech in Non-Vocal or Minimally Vocal Children,

in The Verbal Behavior Approach: 

How to Teach Children With Autism and Related Disorders,

Mary L. Barbera, Tracy Rasmussen. Jessica Kingsley Publishers; (2007)



Sign Language browsers/dictionaries, guides and kits


FREE American Sign Language Browser

Michigan State University

Requires Netscape Navigaor, IE 4.0 or better, Quicktime 5.0 or better. Browser must support frames.

Note: This appears to work okay with the current version of Firefox browser.



FREE The Simplified Sign System for hearing but nonspeaking persons and their caregivers.

Original research by Nikki Kissiane, 2001

Note--10/10/07--apologies if you hit a dead domain; the link should work now, but it may simplify saving the signs to click on the "printer friendly" link on the page for each letter, rather than the individual signs and saving the page, since I am not sure how long this will be an active link.



FREE ASL University

FREE ASL Dictionary

FREE Baby's first 100 Signs



FREE Tips to help make sign successful



$ Sign Language Videos at Different Roads to Learning


$ Signing Illustrated -The Complete Learning Guide, by Mickey Flodin.

Recommended on the VerbalBehavior Yahoogroup



$ Random House Webster's American Sign Language


$ Talking Child

sign language flashcards and other.











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