has anyone here had success with teaching their speechless child sign language? if so how did you learn it?
i never thought id see a post like this , yayyyy!!!! well i did and its a life saver. i got the "signing time collection" and i love it. i still show them the videos and sign to them even though they are talking more and more. i must say its fun too.
My son refused to learn this. He does better with picture cards.
To teach sign language I would recommend hand over hand until he understands how to do it on his own.
I haven't had to but am interested in hearing if others have been successful at it!
I started baby sign from newborn....when my DS stopped speaking he retained his signs. I used baby can sign videos to learn, once started speaking again he would drop the sign as he mastered the word.
I never attempted sign language, but I do have a friend who has taught her ASD kiddos sign language.
We love signing time and baby signing time though, we do know a few signs.
Quoting TheJerseyGirl: I haven't had to but am interested in hearing if others have been successful at it!
My son is almost 3 and uses the signs, help, more, for me, and open, and occasionally all done. Besides that he can say the word me, that's it. Signing has opened a whole world of communication for him. He uses help the most because it can be used for almost everything. He was taught hand over hand, then eventually it was push his hands together, then it was just a tap of his elbow to prompt him. Now he does them independently.
We tried signing but hand over hand does not work for my daughter, she hates her hands being touched and her wouldn't try to do the signs by watching me (really hard to get her to look my direction when trying to show a sign) so we use picture communication instead.
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