Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Posted by Raheela
A new way to talk to baby!
Baby sign language is a way for parents to communicate with their babies before they can speak by teaching them a few basic gestures or signs. It’s a way to bridge the gap between the gurgling stage and the time when babies are actually able to talk. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Baby Signs introduces parents to the 60 to 80 most common signs nonverbal babies are able to understand and can use to communicate with adults, as well as demonstrations and techniques for teaching the signs.
Customer Review: If you want a smart, happy, non frustrated baby….teach your baby sign lanugage!!
I cannot stress enough how important it is to learn sign language with your child. I have been teaching sign language to my son since he was 10 months. I recieved this book as a gift and it has helped take our sign language even further. My son is a happy little boy, who is not frustrated, and is really smart. I have sign language to help with that!! Don’t be worried that if you teach your child sign language that they will never talk. My son is 16 months, he can sign and say partial words to at least 10 different things, not to mention he is starting to combine words. At 15 months he was able to tell me that he needed to go potty, so potty training has begun. I find it all so amazing, and all I can rave about is how sign language has made it all possible!!
Customer Review: Simple and Convincing
I love this book because it makes baby sign language SO simple. She clearly explains the reasons to do it and de-bunks myths as well. Some of the other books are overwhelming…this one breaks it down to the key signs and the best order for introducing signs. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to sign with their baby! Buy At Amazon!!
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Satisfy Your Itch to Learn Sign
A common question asked by people just becoming interested in sign language is, “How do I find a sign language class in my area? Many people I know are interested in learning sign language but can’t find classes.” Fortunately, there are many ways to get training in sign language.
College Sign Language Classes
A good place to check out is local colleges and universities. Due to the popularity of sign language, many colleges offer credited and uncredited sign language classes. Some may even have sign language clubs.
Sign Language Classes for Parents
If you are a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child, check with your child’s school or program. Most routinely offer sign language classes to help parents communicate with their children.
These classes may or may not be free.
Deaf Service Organization Classes
Some interpreting agencies also offer sign language classes. Check local speech and hearing centers as well. Contact your state commission on deaf and hard of hearing for referrals. A resource center for deaf and hard of hearing in your area may also be able to provide referrals.
Community Sign Language Classes
Public libraries and country recreational programs frequently offer sign language classes.
Additional Sign Language Class Resources
Info to Go has a short, one-page publication on Locating Sign Language Classes. While you can learn sign language from books and videos, classes provide the human interaction and reinforcement needed to build your confidence. If you can not find sign language classes that allow human interaction, an alternative is sign language classes online. Such classes (not free) are available through SigningOnline.com.
Updated: January 26, 2007
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This Page Has Links To Deaf & Sign Language Resources Websites
ASL Fingerspelling has a great fingerspelling dictionary as well as a converter, which provides the correct fingerspelling for any word you type into the dictionary. There is also a quiz to test your knowledge
ASL Access has information aboutAmerican Sign Language videos and how to order them is available here
Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people. In addition, the University’s Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children at its two demonstration schools and throughout the nation by developing, implementing, and disseminating innovative educational strategies. Gallaudet University is located at
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
SignWritingSite Learn more about SignWriting, which enables people to read and learn using sign language, including taking, lessons and joining discussion forums about its use. There is a search engine and online library for further research and learning.
Zoos Software has a software package for Palm devices that makes learning ASL easier. The software enables you to learn sign language at your own pace. Also enables you to type in words and it will show you the sign language for those words.
DLTK’s Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children’s crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children’s favorite cartoon characters. This website also has colorable pictures of ASL fingerspelling which helps children learn basic sign language.
Organizations Serving Deaf, Deafened and
Hard of Hearing Communities
As of May 2002
Please note: This is only a guide and is not a comprehensive list.Please note: This is only a guide and is not a comprehensive list.
Special Thanks to Jared Evans who found about Google Maps: make your own! Now I made these links only in Canada. Maybe I will doing that in USA someday.
Deaf Resources in St-John’s, NL
Deaf Resources in Halifax, NS
Deaf Resources in Sydney, NS
Deaf Resources in Saint-John, NB
Deaf Resources in Moncton, NB
Deaf Resources in Fredericton, NB
Deaf Resources in Montreal, QC
Deaf Resources in Quebec City, QC
Deaf Resources in Sherbrooke, QC
Deaf Resources in Hull, QC (Ottawa)
Deaf Resources in Toronto, ON
Deaf Resources in Belleville, ON
Deaf Resources in Kingston, ON
Deaf Resources in London, ON
Deaf Resources in Ottawa, ON
Deaf Resources in Mississauga, ON
Deaf Resources in Milton, ON
Deaf Resources in Winnipeg, MB
Deaf Resources in Regina, SK
Deaf Resources in Saskatoon, SK
Deaf Resources in Moose Jaw, SK
Deaf Resources in Calgary, AB
Deaf Resources in Edmonton, AB
Deaf Resources in Medicine Hat, AB
Deaf Resources in Vancouver, BC
Deaf Resources in Victoria, BC