This VL2 research brief, written by Sharon Baker, Ed.D., focuses on the importance of fingerspelling for reading.
This also comes with three appendices for instructional guidance. (July 2010, Rev.) If you want to cite this brief: Visual Language and Visual Learning Science of Learning Center. (2010, July). The Importance of Fingerspelling for Reading. (Research Brief No. 1). Washington, DC: Sharon Baker.