SignWriting in Belgium
Flanders: Kasterlinden School for the Deaf

 
Kasterlinden
School For Deaf Children
Brussells, Belgium

Using SignWriting at the
Kasterlinden School for the Deaf
Kathleen Heylen and Sara Geudens
katjesaar@hotmail.com



From: "Kathleen Heylen"
Date: November 23, 2004

Teacher's Report From Belgium
Teaching SignWriting to Deaf Children
 
Today I went to the staff room, which also functions as the computer room.
 
The pupils worked on excercises with the Flemish Sign Language dictionary on the web:

http://gebaren.ugent.be/visueelzoeken.php

Their excercise was to look up signs by searching by handshape. Then look for all possible signs in the dictionary with that handshape.

They were amazed there are so many signs in VGT (Flemish Sign Language ;) It's really a good excercise to practice parameters as well as making the children aware of the fact that VGT is a very extensive language!

I myself was amazed at how quickly the children understood how to work with the dictionary. That's why I took some photos of the children using the online dictionary.
 
This is what the excercise looked like: I gave the children a handshape. The children had to search for, and choose 2 signs that use that handshape, and write them on paper. Of course I checked if they knew what they had written down...

 



Contact:
TEACHERS WHO USE SIGNWRITING

Kathleen Heylen and Sara Geudens
katjesaar@hotmail.com

Kasterlinden School for the Deaf
Dilbeekstraat 1, 1082, Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium


SignWriting in Belgium
Flanders: Kasterlinden School for the Deaf