This comprehensive DVD makes the essential elements of fingerspelling available to ASL students. Based on her highly successful and popular workshops, Joyce Linden Groode presents a variety of strategies for building and improving skills for producing and processing fingerspelled words. The program presents models of appropriate handshapes and suggestions for expressive and receptive practice techniques. It provides excellent support for those who experience frustration in learning to fingerspell clearly or accurately. Seven sections cover: Overview of a natural approach to fingerspelling; Introduction to an approach to fingerspelled words as whole units; Development of clear expressive skills; Opportunity to practice fingerspelling and to increase speed; Practice with both anticipated vocabulary and specific patterns of English; Background information about loan signs; Creative use of fingerspelling. All information is voiced and closed-captioned so the tape is accessible to deaf or hearing students. The material is suitable for both advanced and less experienced signers. The material can be used either in class or individually. One 120-minute DVD.