Term Manually Coded Language Instruction
Code LR-8000.0500-500
Definition Programs that teach individuals with hearing impairments to communicate using a sign language version of a spoken language. Unlike the sign languages that have evolved naturally in deaf communities and have distinct spatial structures, manually coded languages are the invention of hearing people and primarily follow the grammar of the written form of the spoken language.
Created 1/15/08
Changed 3/7/11
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External Classification Terms Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers (NTE P87)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Outpatient Rehabilitation (UW
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired (NPC E12.10)
Rehabilitative Care (NTE E50)
Related Concepts Deafness/Hearing Impairments
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Bibliographic References “Manually Coded Language”, Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manually_Coded_Language

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