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  2. techfriend

    Bridgend, Wales

    Bridgend sign (B + end), I'm aware of Caridff what the sign for Swansea ?
  3. Christina Nicole Graham

    Health and Social Care a-level research

    Hi Dani, I am a support worker for disabled adults and BSL is used to communicate with service users that are not only deaf but those that have limited verbal communcation. Often at school they will learn a mix of BSL and makaton and will use their signs to ask for things like going to the toilet, food or activities. By knowing BSL I am able to understand their requests and help them and those that do having hearing problems I can communicate back. It also helps manage challenging behaviour because if ignored thier frustration could lead to an incident but i am able to find the problem and fix it before this happens. This in turn helps foster a positive relationship because the service users trust that I can understand and help them and feel equal and they know they have a voice (if not a literal voice). Without signing some of my SU would have no way of communicating their needs and wants. Hope this helps ! :)
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  5. Lizz Ingyz

    What is this sign?

    Yes, it is the sign for 'gay'. Your friend was probably joking about with you, or wanting you to use the sign and maybe embarrass yourself. 🤔
  6. Jemma

    New Learner of BSL

    Hello my name is Jemma and i have just started to learn BSL level 2. There is no were to practice in Devon so i thought i would give this a try.
  7. Peter

    New Learner of BSL

    Hello Jess, I’m Peter at 87 profoundly deaf, been attempting to learn BSL for three years, watching videos, getting nowhere! However, this year I was introduced to www.signaturelearinghub.co.uk! Now galloping ahead! Jess, take a look at www.signaturelearinghub.co.uk. I took out a one year's subscription! The study elements are great, the dictionary comprehensive! I also use for addition vocabulary, YouTube, which has lots of free BSL learning material by different BSL instructors! Wishing good progress! Peter
  8. Jessica B

    New Learner of BSL

    Hello everyone, My name is Jess and I am a Primary School Teacher. In my job, I often come across children with additional needs and I'm interested to learn BSL so that I can communicate better with children who suffer from hearing loss. I am also a languages teacher and figured that I have invested time in learning a foreign language so why not therefore invest time in learning a language as valuable as BSL? I am a little apprehensive after signing in to my new course BSL Levels one and two (which thankfully I have one year to complete) however, I am also very excited to begin a new journey and learn such an important skill. I am a complete beginner! If you have any advice or time to practise/ things to share with me, I would be immensely grateful. Thanks and best wishes to you all. Jess.
  9. Hi, I am studying Health and Social Care at a-level and for my summer homework, I have stumbled across a question I cannot find the answer to anywhere. How can British Sign Language help to build positive relationships between service users and professional care workers? I would be extremely grateful if anyone could answer this question for me. Dani.
  10. nicolajharper

    practice

    Hi what time would you usually get on ? Nicola x
  11. Simon (admin)

    BSL GCSE

    British Sign Language GCSE may be introduced during this Parliament after legal action threatened. Some great news of progress towards a GCSE in British Sign Language... Well done to Daniel Jillings for campaigning on this. Read more on TES: https://www.tes.com/news/government-u-turn-over-sign-language-gcse
  12. nicolajharper

    nIcola

    Hi There Iam level 3 BSL, not signed for 6 years and I'm looking or practice again! Anyone who would like to chat, practice anything, PLEASE ask x
  13. Cassie

    Guidance please

    I don't think there is any difference in terms of qualifications etc they are equivalent. I don't know if either is better quality than the other.
  14. Hi all. I'm unable to speak to due muscles and nerves and for the past few years. I've been running the Silence Challenge for Severe M.E to raise awareness of this condition and funds for the amazing advocacy service at the 25% M.E Group who are my voice (and many others' voices too). This is where I challenge my carers to do a 24hr sponsored silence and invite others to also take part. If anyone would like to join in, you'd be more than welcome. Or if anyone would like to donate, I'd be ever so grateful. This charity is a lifeline to myself and many. You can find us at: https://mydonate.bt.com/Fundraisers/SilenceChallenge and https://Facebook.com/silencechallengeforesevereme/ and https://Twitter.com/SilenceCfsMe Thanks for reading
  15. Hi all. I'm unable to speak to due muscles and nerves and for the past few years. I've been running the Silence Challenge for Severe M.E to raise awareness of this condition and funds for the amazing advocacy service at the 25% M.E Group who are my voice (and many others' voices too). This is where I challenge my carers to do a 24hr sponsored silence and invite others to also take part. If anyone would like to join in, you'd be more than welcome. Or if anyone would like to donate, I'd be ever so grateful. This charity is a lifeline to myself and many. You can find us at: https://mydonate.bt.com/Fundraisers/SilenceChallenge and https://Facebook.com/silencechallengeforesevereme/ and https://Twitter.com/SilenceCfsMe Thanks for reading :)
  16. Chrisnor

    Guidance please

    Hi everybody, I hope this is not a silly question but I am just about to start learning sign language and I have a choice between iBSL or Signature, is there any difference between them and which is the best? Many thanks, Christine
  17. Snorkmaiden

    New job - new skill

    Hello folks, I have a new job supporting adults with hearing loss and will soon have formal training in BSL, although I have already picked up quite a lot just from daily interactions with the people I support. I’ve picked up plenty of nouns, adverbs and adjectives and simple phrases. It’s the structure/syntax which I’m very slow with but I’m sure it will flow better as I practice more. I am really enjoying learning BSL as it’s something I’ve meant to do for ages. I feel a whole new world has opened up. Looking forward to exploring this site!
  18. Nicola Brown

    Basic BSL tutor

    I am a qualified basic BSL tutor in Kettering, if anyone is interested in learning basic Sign Language through a short course plz contact me. I am currently looking for employment where I can use BSL (possibly a special needs School. Nicky
  19. Integrated Children's Services in Devon are looking for caring and enthusiastic individuals for a number of vacancies working with children and young people in their Multi Sensory Impairment Service. Closes 31 July 2018. More information on NHS Jobs: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/bd7ce6ef6e811bc319c7ff56d38ce21e/?vac_ref=915178018
  20. Integrated Children's Services in Devon are looking for caring and enthusiastic individuals for a number of vacancies in their Multi Sensory Impairment Service. More information on NHS Jobs: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/bd7ce6ef6e811bc319c7ff56d38ce21e/?vac_ref=915178018
  21. Simon (admin)

    Job Vacancies

    We have added a topic to these forums where you can post if you are looking for, or are offering, any BSL or related job vacancies: https://www.signlanguageforum.com/bsl/forum/19-job-vacancies/
  22. vee

    practice

    evening everyone im in the rooms vee
  23. Nicola1972

    Honest advice please

    Hi I've been seriously considering learning BSL for some time now but I have a question which I hope doesn't offend anyone or make me sound too stupid! I always struggled with learning foreign languages at school which was some years ago now. I'm afraid I'll still have that mental block. Or is the whole nature of learning BSL totally different? I can more or less read basic French (enough to get a gist) but struggle speaking and really can't understand when someone talks to me.
  24. cabemcdd

    What is this sign?

    Hi Cassie, Thank you so much for that. No matter what I searched for nothing was coming up! He was totally being funny because I was leaning on my partner. Thanks again, cabemcdd
  25. Cassie

    What is this sign?

    Hi cabemcdd, I believe the sign you are referring to is the sign for 'gay'. See here for video: https://www.signbsl.com/sign/gay
  26. Hi all! I have been on and off learning BSL for a few years as I've too much on to fully commit so I'm a complete beginner! While I remember most of what I learned, my friend did this sign to me last weekend while we were at a wedding and I don't know what it means. Can anyone help out? It won't let me attach the video as it is MP4, but it is the help for sign, except moving your thumb as well. So closed fist with thumb sticking up lying on outstretched palm. Move thumb from side to side. I can't find it anywhere on the net and it's really annoying me because I recognise it so any help would be much appreciated! P.S Sorry in advance if this was my friend being funny and is actually a swear or rude word.
  27. Kayla Smith

    What is the BSL sign for these?

    Thanks x
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    • Bridgend sign (B + end), I'm aware of Caridff what the sign for Swansea ?
    • Hi Dani, I am a support worker for disabled adults and BSL is used to communicate with service users that are not only deaf but those that have limited verbal communcation. Often at school they will learn a mix of BSL and makaton and will use their signs to ask for things like going to the toilet, food or activities. By knowing BSL I am able to understand their requests and help them and those that do having hearing problems I can communicate back. It also helps manage challenging behaviour because if ignored thier frustration could lead to an incident but i am able to find the problem and fix it before this happens. This in turn helps foster a positive relationship because the service users trust that I can understand and help them and feel equal and they know they have a voice (if not a literal voice). Without signing some of my SU would have no way of communicating their needs and wants. Hope this helps !  :)  
    • Yes, it is the sign for 'gay'. Your friend was probably joking about with you, or wanting you to use the sign and maybe embarrass yourself. 🤔
    • Hello my name is Jemma and i have just started to learn BSL level 2. There is no were to practice in Devon so i thought i would give this a try. 
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