Wednesday, January 25, 2012

10 years of Signing Time!

In our journey of raising a deafblind child this tool was incredibly encouraging!  We were introduced to Signing Time when Abby was about 2 years old during an evaluation with a deafblind organization.  After ordering our first 3 volumes of Signing Time we were hooked.  We finally had a fun and useful tool to help our family learn to communicate with Abby.

Although we have to adapt ASL signs to be able to do them into her hands (b/c of vision loss), this was a step in the right direction for us.  After our #2 child came along and watched the DVD's with us we were amazed how quickly he picked up the signs too!  By the time Josiah was 2 years old he could easily and clearly communicate with us what he needed/wanted.  And, I have to add, signing with Josiah Enhanced his speech and helped his vocabulary at a very early age.  I remember being warned by well meaning folks that using sign language with children would delay their speech.  Not so!  Josiah is a very verbal child.

I enjoyed watching the interviews with the creators and cast of one of our favorite shows, and thought some one out there might as well.

*(pause the ipod at page bottom before viewing)*

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