Lámh Sign For Flower

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Flower

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Flower

Hi there,

Welcome to the sign of the week.

I hope you had a nice St. Patrick’s Day yesterday.
I am blessed to live in county Wicklow near the sea, and considering what we would typically be doing on this day, a walk on the beach was perfect to celebrate our national day.
The sunshine made yesterday so unique, as it usually rains on St. Patrick’s day.

Next week, I picked a sign that we’ll be using more and more as the good weather continues, the sign for FLOWER.

So, the sign of the week, starting on Monday the 22nd of March, is FLOWER

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Sign of The Week – QUICK
It’s more fun and effective teaching quick and slow with movement and music activities, or if you are up for it, race with your students to see how “quick” they can run…

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All Lámh signs used on this website are with reference to the official Lámh website. 

You can find more information, advice, courses, training, resources and research etc on the official Lámh website.

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Lámh Sign For Ireland

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Ireland

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Ireland

Hi there,

Welcome to the sign of the week.

Saint Patrick’s Day is almost upon us. This year (2021), as last year, all festivities are cancelled, which means no parades and dancing on the streets of the major cities and towns in Ireland and across the world!

However this year, many tows are being creative, just like mine, and most people are decorating their front gardens so we can all cheer each other up, celebrate this day at home, and keep it special for our little ones.

So I want to teach you a sign that you will need when talking about St. Patrick’s Day in the classroom: the sign for IRELAND.

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Subscribe to my newsletter and learn a new sign every week, read one of my articles or watch my video blogs where I answer questions I receive from primary school teachers, special needs assistants, and early years educators of children with autism.

All Lámh signs used on this website are with reference to the official Lámh website. 

You can find more information, advice, courses, training, resources and research etc on the official Lámh website.

www.lamh.org

Lámh Sign For Mother

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Mother

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Mother

Hi there,

Welcome to the sign of the week.

As mother’s day approaches, we are looking for new ideas for arts and crafts and poems that children can do in the classroom this week and bring them home on mother’s day.

This week, I will teach you the MOTHER sign to use when you do activities preparing for this lovely day.

I will also be sharing other sighs such as sister, cousin, aunt, grandmother, and friend on my social media channels. They often have mothering roles in our life, and it’s important also to honour and celebrate these wonderful ladies in our life.

So, the sign of the week, starting on Monday the 8th of March, is MOTHER.

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Subscribe to my newsletter and learn a new sign every week, read one of my articles or watch my video blogs where I answer questions I receive from primary school teachers, special needs assistants, and early years educators of children with autism.

All Lámh signs used on this website are with reference to the official Lámh website. 

You can find more information, advice, courses, training, resources and research etc on the official Lámh website.

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Planning for your child’s future (An interview with Alan Cuthbert from Financial Wellbeing)

Planning for your child’s future (An interview with Alan Cuthbert from Financial Wellbeing)

Planning for your child’s future (An interview with Alan Cuthbert from Financial Wellbeing)

Hi there,

What is the biggest worry of parents of children with special needs?

It’s well known that all parents worry about their child’s future.
However, for parents of children with special needs, this is the biggest concern.
Silently, families question, “what will happen to my child when I am gone?
My husband and I had the same worries and the same fears, and of course, we still do. But a few years ago, we found somebody who helped us plan for Sebastian’s future and lessened these fears.

Three years ago, I attended a free seminar organised by Financial Wellbeing. In that seminar, I learned about benefits for my child that I didn’t know I could avail of, and I received a clear road map on how to protect our son’s future. I learned about everything we needed to know and put in place, from writing a letter of wishes to setting up a trust fund.

Many families, particularly those not linked to public services yet, are not aware of the type of benefits they are entitled to, benefits that could help cover medical costs, private intervention or allow one of the parents to reduce their working hours.

Furthermore, many families are not sure how to protect their child’s future and often get ill advice that doesn’t have the special needs’ child interest at heart.

I know how hard it is for families to gather information and the right advice to benefit and secure their child’s future. For this, I invited Allan Cuthbert to this week’s video. Allan is one of the three amazing people in Financial Wellbeing that three years ago helped my husband, and I plan for Sebastian’s future.

In this video, Alan and I discussed some of the essential pieces of information that families should have:

• What are the essential benefits all parents of children with disabilities need to apply for.
• Why having a special needs bank account is crucial if you are saving money for your child.
• Why people with disabilities are at higher risk of experiencing poverty.
• Why parents should include a child with special needs in their will.
• How a trust fund can allow for a better future for your child.

If you are a teacher or SNA, please consider sharing this information with the families you are working with, as they might benefit enormously from this information.

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Lámh Sign For Spring

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Spring

Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For Spring

Hi there,

As I am writing this email to you, glorious sunshine is coming in my studio’s window. I can see the daffodils in my garden blooming, making me want to get out there and enjoy a bit of warmth. I hear on the radio a weather warning for the west of Ireland, so it might be pouring by the time you read this email. That’s the nature of our wonderful Irish weather 🙂

So this week, inspired by the green shoots popping up in my garden, I will teach you the sign for SPRING.

I would also like to let you know that I will be running online Lámh Module 1 training over April and May. If you want to join one of my courses,  Click here to see available dates. to see available dates.

So, the sign of the week, for the week starting on Monday the 1 of March is SPRING.

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Sign of The Week – RECYCLE
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Subscribe to my newsletter and learn a new sign every week, read one of my articles or watch my video blogs where I answer questions I receive from primary school teachers, special needs assistants, and early years educators of children with autism.

All Lámh signs used on this website are with reference to the official Lámh website. 

You can find more information, advice, courses, training, resources and research etc on the official Lámh website.

www.lamh.org