The purpose of this study was to develop a course outline to begin the teaching of the American Sign Language at the Language Training Mission in Provo, Utah. Presently there is no program offered to train missionaries to teach the eight discussions to the hearing impaired who use sign language and fingerspelling to communicate. This study attempts to provide such a course outline that can later be developed into a complete training program.
To establish a criterion for this course, existing theories and curriculum guides for teaching sign language were reviewed and summarized. A survey for training interpreters, particularly in the religious setting, was made and essential concepts were extracted. The course curriculum used at the Language Training Mission was outlined and used as a guide for this course.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Crookston, Byron F., "The Creation, Development, and Design of a Course for Providing Missionaries at the Language Training Mission in Provo, Utah, With the Necessary Communication Skills to Teach the Gospel to the Hearing Impaired Who Use the American Sign Language" (1975). Theses and Dissertations. 4623.
Deaf, Means of communication, Mormon missionaries, Training