Sign language

Scope Notes: A language that uses a system of visual hand gestures, facial expressions, and other body movements as the means of communication, especially among deaf people. Term added September 2005.
Broader Term:
ICF I:
  • b2 SENSORY FUNCTIONS AND PAIN
  • s2 THE EYE, EAR AND RELATED STRUCTURES
  • d3 COMMUNICATION
  • e1 PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
  • e5 SERVICES, SYSTEMS AND POLICIES
ICF III:
  • b230 Hearing functions
  • d320 Communicating with - receiving - formal sign language messages
  • d340 Producing messages in formal sign language
  • d350 Conversation
  • d355 Discussion
  • e125 Products and technology for communication
ICF IV:
  • b2300 Sound detection
  • e1251 Assistive products and technology for communication
Changes:
9/28/05 upgraded to term, Added 'Word' text, 5/3/99
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