Tom Clayton
21 October 2013

Committee

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Mike, Chief Executive Officer of the Paget Gorman Society, develops the infrastructure and systems to deliver the Paget Gorman Signing System to its users. He acts as the interface between the users and the Paget Gorman Society. He oversees the work of the Management Committee and keeps the Trustees involved with all developments.

Mike is a retire...
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Michael Simpson
08 October 2013

D James Thesis

Thesis submitted for M.A. (Education), April 2010 by Diana James.

Paget Gorman Signed Speech (PGSS) is a method of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) that uses both signing and the spoken word to support a person’s ability to communicate. The system is most commonly used in specialist language units and schools as a learning tool for children with specific language impairments (SLI)...
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Michael Simpson
01 February 2013

Abbreviations Used

ABBREVIATIONS used in the instructions adj. ……  adjective adv.……  adverb agst. ……  against b. ……  back bkwd(s) ……  backward(s) c. …… centre cf. ……  compare with d(s) ……  digit(s) diam. ……  diameter dwd(s) ……  downward(s) e-a. ……  elbow-action f(s) ……  finger(s) f-a. ……  finger-action fwd(s) ……  foward(s) h. ……  hand inwd(s) ……  inward(s) kn. ……  knuckle  * mid. ……  middle n. …… ... Read More

Michael Simpson
08 October 2013

New Fellow appointed

J. Rimell of Meadowbank School, Cardiff has been appointed to Fellowship of the Paget Gorman Society this October. We recognise the hard work and enthusiasm she has brought to the promotion and furtherance of Paget Gorman Signed Speech.


Congratulations to the following at Meadowbank who all passed their Cerificate in June.

Kate Davies
Clair Thomas
Naomi Holden
Marion Williams

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Michael Simpson
10 February 2012

New signs

These signs are new or amended signs which have not yet been taken into the dictionary.


The word is followed by its instruction how to sign.
 
ASSEMBLY
With each h sign PEOPLE; then with both hs trace horizontal outwds-fwds semicircles till tips of ths & 4fs touch 2 h lengths in front of body. BURGER
Hold either h as MEAT, then trace a horizontal fwds-outwds circle one h breadth diam. CAPIT...
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Michael Simpson
03 February 2012

New signs to 2012

PGSS – new and altered words – 01.01.2012 ASSEMBLY
With each h sign PEOPLE; then with both hs trace horizontal outwds-fwds semicircles till tips of ths & 4fs touch 2 h lengths in front of body. BURGER
Hold either h as MEAT, then trace a horizontal fwds-outwds circle one h breadth diam. CAPITAL LETTER
Sign BIG LETTER CHILL
Sign COOL. COMPUTER 
Hold 1st C-h, b outwd & fsupwd at mid height in fr...
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Michael Simpson
25 January 2012

An introduction to the system

All PGSS signs are made in front, or to the side, of the body between waist and head height. Facial expression is not involved.

The hands are held in set positions which are precisely described in words and illustrated by simple pictures. (Standard Hand Postures)

These 21 hand positions are combined and moved in specified ways to create all the signs.

The 37 basic signs should be learnt first a...
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Michael Simpson
25 January 2012

Papers

FENN, G.  Language Without Speech (Paper presented to the A.G.M. of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh, 1974). Dept. of Education, Univ. of Cambridge, 1974. JONES, S.  Paget Gorman Signed Speech. Proceedings of International Symposium on Specific Speech and Language Disorders in Children, AFASIC, Reading, 1987, pp. 340-348. London: AFASIC, 1987. RIPLEY, K. & DAINES, R.. R... Read More

Michael Simpson
25 January 2012

Reports

B.D.D.A.  Report of a Working Party of the British Deaf and Dumb Association formed to Study and Comment on the Lewis Report. Carlisle: B.D.D.A., 1970. See p.7. CRAIG, E. The Paget Gorman Sign System: A Report of the Research Project, 1970 — 1973. Dept. of Linguistic Science, Univ. of Reading, 1973. D.E.S.  The Education of Deaf Children: the possible place of finger spelling and signing. Report... Read More

Michael Simpson
08 October 2013

Theses

BLEBY, W.H.  The Paget Gorman Sign System: An Investigation of its Effects in the Education of Nursery and Infant Severely and Profoundly Deaf Children. M. Ed., Univ. of Birmingham, 1976.
 
FOWLER, B.E. A Structured Framework for Language Teaching with Non-Verbal ESN(S) Children (with particular reference to the Paget Gorman Sign System). Dip. Ed., Handicapped Children, Univ. of Manchester, 1980. ...
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