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The National Ability Center NAC is a non-profit organization that provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. In talking with the manager of the NAC ski program, I learned that very few of the ski instructors know any type of sign language.
This puts participants with hearing impairments at a disadvantage. Volunteers that know ASL would be useful during ski lessons that involve students who sign as their main form of communication. At a recent family gathering, I told an adult cousin about my goal to learn ASL.
He expressed an opinion that surprised me. After a bit of thought, I decided that understanding the two forms of communication would be a good topic for my research paper.
Research Goal The goal of this research paper is to prove or disprove a recently stated opinion that Cued Speech is on the verge of overtaking ASL as the most commonly used form of communication of the deaf community.
Research Methods Research will be conducted as follows: Cued Speech, it turns out, is not a language at all. It is a visual representation of other languages. Cued Speech was developed for the English Language first.
It was developed by R. Cued Speech was designed to improve the early English language development of children who are deaf and provide them with a foundation for English reading and writing Caldwell.
Through the years, Cued Speech has been adapted for use in about 60 different languages Caldwell. Inthey encouraged it to be taught in Utah public schools and allowed foreign language credits for students that take ASL classes Ravitz.
The Utah issues alone speak volumes of the popularity of ASL. Growth information for Cued Speech is much more difficult to come by. Today Cued Speech is used in most of the U. States and in about 20 countries.
Its use is constant and solid Roffe. The words constant and solid indicate growth in use, but do not provide any reference to growth compared to ASL. One source does provide such information.
The Gallaudet Research Institute conducts an annual survey of deaf and hard of hearing youth and children. Results of the annual survey data are broken into several different categories.
One category, The Primary Method of Teaching, is used to record the language used in the teaching environment of the students in the Gallaudet survey.
The category is broken into five sub-groups: For this research, data from the and surveys were compared. If Cued Speech is growing significantly, one would expect to see the percentage of students being taught using Cued Speech growing between the and survey.
This is not the case. In fact, the percentage of students being taught in a Cued Speech environment stayed steady at.
During the same period, the percentage of students in the Sign Only teaching environment grew from 5.
The survey does not name ASL specifically as the sign language used in the sign only category, but it can be assumed that ASL makes up a majority of the category since it is the most popular sign language in the country. Based on a comparison of survey information, it does not appear that Cued Speech is about to replace ASL.
Usage issues A significant difference between the two communication systems is that ASL is a complete language, where Cued Speech is not a language at all.
Cued Speech is a visual representation of the English Language. Because of that, Cued Speech may have an advantage over ASL in an environment where a translation is being made.
Cueing involves transliterating, not translating LaSasso, Transliterating involves converting exact words into exact visual cues.
A perfect conversion of meaning is possible if the message is cued properly LaSasso. ASL, on the other hand, involves translating. Translating involves converting English to ASL.
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