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My name is Melanie.  I teach in a special school, not particularly with children with hearing difficulties.  I was hoping someone could tell me if learning BSL is suitable for children who have PMLD.  

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Melanie

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Hi Melanie,

Usually children with PMLD or other learning disabilities use a simpler form of signing called Makaton to communicate (if they use signing). This is usually used with small children and those with LD.

 

https://www.makaton.org has a lot of information as well as info on how to learn. Although some signs are similar to BSL, Makaton uses English (grammar) structure and signs can be different.

 

Hope this helps :)

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