Talking Hands Children & Young Peoples services
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.
- 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
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.
Were on our way7 September 2016
We have been busy putting our award to good use , brilliant opportunity thanks againread more
Thank you29 July 2016
We have just heard the news and are so pleased, we will begin work right now to build our library th…read more