Signing -- using
hand-gestures to convey meaning -- is commonly associated with deaf people.
But others with communication difficulties may benefit from the use of
(signing that accompanies speech). In the US, ASL (American Sign Language) is
used. Most sign systems in use in Britain derive
British Sign Language (BSL), the standard language of deaf people.
Sign-assisted speech may benefit people with congenital language disability,
autistic spectrum disorders and acquired brain injury, as well as those with
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