SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Sign Language Supports

Sign language can be used to support early communication, especially for children who are slow to start talking.  It will not detract from the child's ability to orally speak when they are ready. Check out the videos here and try them with your children.

Sign Language Videos

These sign language videos are some of the most common and useful phrases when first learning to sign - I like to call them the survival signs.  Please view the short video, Introduction to the Importance of Signing, to learn why signing can support early communication efforts.  Also please view The Importance of Singing to Communicate to learn why singing is a good support for young children, even made up songs.

This short video is an introduction: Introduction

SURVIVAL SIGNS

All DoneDrinkEatFirst - Then
HelpListenMoreNo
YesPlayPleaseSorry
Thank YouSitStandStop
GoComeSleepWash Your Hands

SONGS [these take a moment to start]

The More We Get Together Song
The Alphabet Song
The Rainbow Song