FINGER SPELLING By N., Sam M.S. - 12 Using the fingers to spell out words by using the fingers themselves to make shapes of the letters being used. It is used with sign language when no sign exists for a word. FINGER SPELLING: "Deaf people use finger spelling." Related Psychology Terms LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) READINESS TESTS ACHIEVEMENT TESTS READABILITY RESEARCH CREATIVITY TESTS WHOLE-WORD METHOD MULTILINGUAL APHASIA EXAMINATION (MAE) EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM SIGN LANGUAGE Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FINGER SPELLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/finger-spelling/ (accessed June 25, 2022).