Lámh Sign For Quiet

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Quiet

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Quiet

Hi there,

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

At this stage, you probably know that I am a huge advocate for communications systems, such as sign language, right?

But I don´t want you to just take my word for it.

There is tons of research out there, and I want to share the results of one of these studies. Listen to this…

Did you know that when you use signs with instructions, children are 4 times more likely to respond?

Yes, 4 times more likely! This was the finding of a study done by Carbone et al (2006) with children with autism. This study showed that speech and signs training produced four times the number of responses of speech alone training. The researchers explained in the conclusions that one of the reasons for this may be because of the visual cues that signs provide.

Using signs in the classroom (or in our virtual sessions with students) help our students see as well as hear what is being communicated, therefore, it contributes to greater understanding, which, in turn, contributes to more cooperation and learning in the classroom.

So, this week, I want to teach you a sign that you can use when giving instructions to your students.

This sign is QUIET.

You can use the QUIET sign to get your student´s attention before starting an activity, when you explain the “rules of circle time”, or even to teach children to use a “quiet voice” instead of a loud voice in the classroom.

So, the sign of the week, starting on Monday the 25th of January is QUIET.

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You Won’t Be Cold Anymore With Lámh Signs

Last year, I recorded one of Mr. Tumble´s songs with Lámh sings. Many parents and teachers commented how helpful that was, so I recorded again and improve it, so more teachers and parents can use it with their children.

Although the weather is cold, we must make sure children go out to play every day. A walk around the block or, if you are closer to nature like us, a walk by the sea or in the woods, will provide the best movement break for the kids.

The song I recorded for you it´s called “You Won´t Be Cold Anymore” by Mr. Tumble. It´s perfect for teaching children to dress appropriately for the cold weather. It also teaches signs for clothing items such as; coat, scarf, gloves and hat.
Enjoy!

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Lámh Sign For Glove

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Glove

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Glove

Hi there,

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

It’s freezing outside 🌨… We would prefer to stay snuggled inside, but a walk around the block is the perfect break after home-schooling all morning.

Just wrap up and go out! And in doing that, you might use this great opportunity to teach children signs for clothing items, like the sign for GLOVES.

The sign of the week, starting on Monday the 18th of January, is GLOVES.

So, the sign of the week, starting on Monday the 18th of January is GLOVE.

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Many teachers and parents commented on how useful my Halloween signs compilation was. So, I decided to do something similar to help you learn Christmas signs.

In this Christmas video, I have included some additional signs that people often ask for, such as elf, sleigh, and star.
I hope this video helps you to continue learning signs and giving children with communication difficulties a voice.

There is no need to say that this year has been a rocky year for us all! We are facing many challenges that have changed our lives in so many ways.
2020 brought so many unexpected new things into our lives: masks, hand sanitizers, home deliveries and Zoom. Who would have said 12 months ago that the world was going to change so much?

May 2021 bring some new hopes to us all.
I wish you all a peaceful and healthy Christmas,

Enjoy the video.

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Sign Of The Week – Sorry

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week.

Today, I am teaching you a sign that can help you when working on promoting social skills with your students, the sign for SORRY.

Young children often show concern when other children are upset and crying. Support your students understanding other children’s feelings, and encourage them to do something kind for their friend.
Some children might even hug the other child spontaneously.

But it’s not until a later stage (in typically developing children this happens at the ages of 4-5, and for children with developmental delays, particularly for autistic children, it can happen much later) that they can see issues from the other person’s perspective.

It’s only when they can put themselves in someone else’s shoes that they are ready to understand that something they did might have been upsetting for another child. Only when the child can understand that, you can start teaching them how to apologise to others.

Some of your students may not be ready to understand the concept of apologising. In this case, you should focus on teaching them on the incident that has happened. For example, if a child hits another child, keep your response short and direct: “no hitting” or “gentle hands”, as this message will be more effective rather than focus on saying sorry.

If a child is not ready, forcing him to apologise, does little good. Instead, focus on the child who has been hurt and offer an apology and comfort.

However, older students who understand other people’s emotions and what they did has upset someone else, you can start working on the concept of apologising.
Help them understand that what they did is not ok and why, and teach them what behaviours are more appropriate. Then, encourage them to apologise to the other person by saying sorry or doing something nice for them.

So, the sign of the week starting on Monday the 30th of November is SORRY.

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