Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Liam Using Sign Language
Liam is really excelling in Sign Language. You may know I am fluent in ASL. I teach two beginning sign language classes at my church and I hope to someday finish my interpreting certification/degree. Also having a very close friend who is deaf, motivates me to teach Liam ASL. There is a great misconception that teaching toddlers Sign Language will inhibit and delay speech. The opposite has proven true. Here is a picture of Liam signing all done, and also saying "All-all." He can currently sign: swing, bear, bed, phone, tree, want, eat, more, bath and light. However his favorite is by far "All done." He uses it when he is finished napping and finished eating but he really likes to use it when he wants something to be done. Diaper changes, car rides and here in the picture to the left, he wanted desperately to leave the restaurant! It is amazing that at 18 months my son can tell me when he is hungry, tired or bored. I just wanted to share that with you!