I am hard of hearing myself and learnt Makaton as a child. As an adult I can hear better and am currently training to be an Autism Behavioural Analyst and will be using a combination of sign language and Makaton to assist deaf/hard of hearing clients and also non verbal clients
Hey guys, I am 26 and currently training to be a Autism Behavioural Analyst and decided to learn sign language for children/adults who are either deaf or non verbal.
I live in the UK and have a young son who is 5. I live with him and my fiance and a cat called Freyr.
My name is Gary and the reason I want to learn BSL is I work within the Northumbria Police organisation and communication plays a big part within my role. We have google translate for communication with people who do not understand English but embarrassingly struggle when it comes to the Deaf community.
Hi everyone! I'm a postgraduate student and I'm learning BSL because I want to be more inclusive in communicating and meeting new people.
I grew up signing Makaton with my family, but it's been a long time and I've forgotten most of it... the sign for 'biscuit' has always stuck with me, and while I think that might be one of the most important signs, I'm looking forward to learning much more!
Hi, i recently completed a course in makaton which i use the sign when asking him to do something or going places, like car, or bed, please and thankyou, he can do a couple when he wants too 😁 we also watch a lot of mr tumble and we have a singing with sign dvd from a charity called singing hands which is great, he is only 18months but he loves watching anything with signing on it!
Hi I am Emily Lucas and I looking into using design to help teachers and parents teach babies and young children sign language. I would really love to here about you experiences teaching or learning sign language, how were you taught, why did you start learning or teaching you baby to sign? Any information would be helpful.
Hi there, Hope you are all enjoying learning to sign!
Despite being diagnosed with a hearing impairment at age 13, with likelihood being I've had one since early childhood, I have never been given support to learn sign language as a supportive communication facility. I do wonder if this is because sign language is not something people know, so it wouldn't have been much help. It's why we need to all play a part in learning some sign. We don't know who we are going to meet who uses sign. You