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This project was awarded £5000 by the OneFamily Foundation. View all winners

Talking Hands Children & Young Peoples services

(West Glamorgan)

We would like to provide family sign language classes for parents of toddlers and newly diagnosed babies. There is currently nothing available for these families to learn to communicate with their children, from an early age. There is evidence that learning to sign with babies leads to better communication at an early age, leads to less frustration.

Our goals:

  • to increase opportunity for families of deaf babies/children to meet and begin to learn sign language to communicate with their children
  • to create a library of materials, books/dvd's etc to use in classes and loan to use at home.
  • too improve basic conversation between parents deaf children and and newly diagnosed babies
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How we will achieve our goals

We would be able to bring families together in our groups to learn to sign together, helping each other, buy equipment, materials, for printing files purchasing books, DVD’s, flashcards etc, creating a library of resources to benefit families, that they can have on loan and use to support family sign classes, volunteer expenses.

Where the money will go

We know there is a need for this service, when babies are newly diagnosed as being deaf there are no places where parents can learn to sign with their babies. In other countries this is really beginning to take off. babies who learn to sign with families are less frustrated. Research has shown early access to communication improves education.

Latest updates

Were on our way

7 September 2016

We have been busy putting our award to good use , brilliant opportunity thanks again

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Thank you

29 July 2016

We have just heard the news and are so pleased, we will begin work right now to build our library th…

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  1. Posted on July 10, 2016

    Thanks to everyone who has voted for us, and those who i hope will. There are many worthy groups on here its difficult but I guess we all need funds to help us achieve our aims in developing our groups.

  2. Posted on July 16, 2016

    Good luck. My friend has a charity for the same reason – Evie’s Voice:

    https://twitter.com/Eviesvoice1
    https://www.facebook.com/EviesVoice/

    I’m sure they’d be grateful for any fundraising ideas you’d be willing to share.

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