A standardized comprehensive checklist used to track young children's sign language development from birth to age five.

What is the purpose of the VCSL?

  • The VCSL documents the developmental milestones of children from birth to age five who are visual learners and are acquiring sign language, regardless of hearing level. It is presented in a user-friendly format that is accessible to parents, teachers, and specialists.

  • Monitors children's developmental progress.

  • Indicates whether children have developmental delays and identified gaps in learning can help devise intervention programs.

  • Aids in the development of appropriate teaching and learning materials.

  • Helps set learning goals.

What materials are needed to administer the VCSL?

  • The VCSL is an observational tool used to document language in natural environments.

  • No specialized materials or prompts are required.

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