The semiotic mediation on the process of teaching deaf people how to read and write

Fatima Ali Abdalah Abdel CADER
Maria Helena FÁVERO

ABSTRACT: The gesture language originated from lhe necessity that deaf people have to express themselves in their social and cultural context. Nowadays, this kind of language has been systematized so that each country has its own specific sign Ianguage. Based on the process of semiotic mediation several studies have demonstrated that the Iearning of deaf children must consider all their línguistics expenience and, consequently, the importance of the sign language, as a teaching tool to read and write, increases gradually. A kind of psychopedagogical intervention had been accomplished basing on these studies, with lhe purpose of teaching how to read and write one group of six children carrier of congenital audition deficiency, making use of the Brazilian Sigo Language (LIBRAS), the gesture expression, lip reading and the oral language. During the time of intervention it had heen observed progress in all aspects of the children’s development, as weIl as their socialization and self-esteem. It believes that lhe reached results had shown the significative interation among the agents involved in the learning procedure, supplied by the unrestricted practive of all type of communication.

KEYWORDS: Deaf; auditory handicaps; literacy semiotic mediation; speciai education.

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