Communication in learning and the provision of Australian Sign Language (Auslan) interpreters for a student with a hearing impairment

Keeffe, Mary (2004) Communication in learning and the provision of Australian Sign Language (Auslan) interpreters for a student with a hearing impairment. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, 9(1), pp. 109-113.

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Speech, language and communication are essential conduits for all students to learn and socialize in a school setting. Access to the rich and interactive culture of learning in Australian schools for some students with a hearing impairment is achieved through the use of the Australian Sign Language System or Auslan. Members of the deaf community who use Auslan believe that it is a superior form of communication to any other because it involves signing and body gestures. They take pride in the fluency and quality of expression they are able to achieve through the use of Auslan and regard the Auslan expressions as an important foundation for deaf culture.

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ID Code: 507
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: hearing impaired, students, AUSLAN, sign language, communication, fluency, deaf culture
ISSN: 1327-7634
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: This journal is available online.
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 09:41

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