mom needs ideas to help son

Marie - posted on 03/20/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




mom in ohio could use some help. i have a son that just turned 9. he is a child with multiple challenges as well. i just found out after taken him to the ent that for what we thought was been a kid he was acully cliniclly deaf. for a while he had theropy but the lady gave up on him. i could use any ideas that you may have. to help comunicate with him. seeing its hard for him to comunicate as well. so i can make his every day life more easyer and help him thrive as well. will wait for your suggestions. mom in ohio


Angela - posted on 04/01/2010




Sign language saved me, it really helps with frustration and tantrums, search "asl browser" on google, and you will be led to a site that is associared with a university in Michigan I believe. It gives you video and description to read as well. I think this same university puts out a DVD as well. A great book I use is "Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes" By Gabriel Grayson. Community colleges sometimes have free or low cost classes in sign. My son took to sign quickly but he started when he was10 months and has some hearing, he signed before he spoke though so it really was such a positive experience for me to use sign language if you are dedicated to using it and speak when you use it ( sign and saythe word at the same time mostly the key words to get the point across he will quickly associate the sign with the word). He must be lip reading if he talks at all so speaking slowly and emphasizing the mouth movement pointing to the lips helps, my sons therapists recommend that too . Good luck ! try sign language it won't come naturally right away but it will get easier, and it could change your life.


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Heather - posted on 07/11/2010




sign language is the way to go. its difficult for us to learn but it is easy for them.

Dawn - posted on 05/19/2010




mother of a profoundly deaf and Usher Sydrome daughter. Sign Language is the best way to communicate with your child. My daughter goes to a deaf school and she loves it. Sign language is hard to learn but kids can pick it up so easy. Believe me it would help alot. Mother in KY

Marie - posted on 04/02/2010




thank you for the suggestions. i will look into them. my son can some what communicate becase we right now use picure cards. the only thang with the signing is because of his epilepsy he dosent have good coranation on his left side. so do u have any other suggestions.

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