Using Sign Language

Monita - posted on 11/26/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have been giving training these last few months to parents, teacher and therapist who work with children with autism on a daily basis and the postive feedback is astounding. I believe that the use of signs to be very effective and I encourage all parents to make this part of your communication with your special child. For more info please visit www.tinyhandz.co.za or you can mail me at contact@tinyhandz.co.za. Blessings to you all! You are all hand picked by God for this special task of raising your special child(ren).

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Melissa - posted on 12/09/2009

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my son has pdd-nos (waiting to see specialist but im pretty sure) he is 3 years old and the daycare use sign language & flash cards with the class & my son reacts brilliantly to these things and his speech & communications are improving every day......he even showed me 'eat' the other day & they hadnt even taught him that 1 yet!!

Petra - posted on 12/02/2009

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at my sons school we also learned to speak with him by sign,and it's wonderfull that he understands me now, he was 4years old when he say "mum"to me.But are these signs the same as we use here in Belgium

Victoria - posted on 12/02/2009

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My son is almost 6 and does not speak at all. He is autistic and we were told to find ways to get him to talk without using Sign Language. My sons teachers and I decided to teach him how to sign. We now see him coming out when we talk to him. He is still beginning to learn, but as a whole we are learning with him. My older son is also learning it to be able to talk to his baby brother. I do not know if he will ever talk verbally, but I love to walk him talk with his hands and through his music.

Melanie - posted on 12/02/2009

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We started to use a form of sign language called Sign-Along and to be honest i really feel like we are communicating with our son. Whereas before we always felt we were struggling to understand him. i think it's a great way to engage with your child in his world. xx

Tina - posted on 12/01/2009

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I just starting working with my son on sign language a couple of months ago and my son now knows how to do 2 signs but that better than just him yelling that hes hunger or thirsty and trying to guess what he wants its not an everyday thing but at least hes starting to try to do it. Hes got severe autism. I bought the sign for me book and i think that will be a great book to use on him

Brenda - posted on 12/01/2009

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Even if your child is not special needs, sign language is an awesome way to get stubborn talkers to communicate, I know, I have a grandson who is perfectly normal developing, who refused to talk, so we worked on sign language and after a couple of months he is starting to us to appropriate words. Yeah for sign language.

Pam - posted on 11/30/2009

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i totally agree with you on using sign language my son is 21/2 and has asd, we have been using signs with him for about 6 months its great he can now tell me when he wants to eat or drink its so much easier than him just screaming and me trying to work out what he wants

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