Sign Language for Your Special Needs Child

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Special needs children with autism, Down’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, speech impairments and more, have seen tremendous gains when they are taught to use sign language. American Sign Language (ASL) can help these children to communicate better, learn new words and school curriculum easier and faster, and express their feelings in a more positive way. ASL and […]

Using American Sign Language in a MultiSensory Approach to Speech Therapy

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Many speech therapists augment their therapeutic sessions with American Sign Language (ASL). David W. Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP states, “It is critical in therapy that multisensory cues be used to facilitate sound production and sound sequencing in children with apraxia of speech. By providing multiple cues, the therapist has the opportunity to gradually fade the cues […]

Teach Babies to Communicate Before They Can Talk


Many parents all over the United States have discovered the magic of using baby sign language with their baby. Parents realize the benefits of signing and that it gives babies a way to communicate before they can talk.  It provides a tool they can use to express their needs, thoughts and feelings until they can […]

5 Tips for Literacy through Hearing Loss

Our daughter, Faith, joined our family just less than two years ago. She is adopted from China, and has been diagnosed with a profound bilateral hearing loss. Faith arrived with no language, unless you count “thumbs up” for positive reactions and the ugliest disgusted face ever seen for negative reactions. So, we chose to teach […]

Early Childhood Education – Acquiring Sign Language


[fbshare] This guest post was co-written by Emily Patterson and Kathleen Thomas. They are Communications Coordinators for the Zionsville educational day care facility, a member of the AdvancED® accredited family of Primrose Schools (located in 16 states throughout the U.S.) and part of the network of Indiana educational day care preschools delivering progressive, early childhood, […]

Disaster Preparedness begins with COMMUNICATION!

by Louise Sattler September is Disaster Preparedness Month. It is probably not a coincidence that September was chosen given the history of the month with 9/11, anthrax, and the hurricane season. It also begs the question- Is you family prepared in the event of a disaster? The Red Cross, local Firefighters and many other state […]

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