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

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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

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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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We have had 6 weeks of cold weather and lockdown since the start of the year, and I am ready to get out of the house and enjoy the bit of extra sunlight we are now getting in the evenings.

Spring is here. And with that, some more opportunities for being outdoors and moving.

This week, I am teaching you a sign for sports that will get you and your students moving. Whether you like watching sports or you want to get your kids moving a bit more, this sign will help you with that.

So, the sign of the week, for the week starting on Monday the 22nd of February is FOOTBALL.

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Sign Of The Week: Lámh Sign For To Choose

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Hi there,

Last week I had the honour to teach a masterclass in managing challenging behaviour. I have been reading all the messages and feedback people sent me, and I was so glad to hear how much that session helped educators and parents alike.

The first strategy I spoke about was giving children more control over situations, so they are more likely to cooperate positively. Remember? You control the main activity and allow them to control some parts of that activity too.

For example, you decide when work time is, but you may let them control what work they do that day by giving them choices. Or you might decide it´s time to work on pencil skills, but they choose which picture to colour, and what type of pencils they want to colour with.

Give children opportunities to control part of the activity, which will help reduce some of the challenging behaviours.

You may need to use a Lámh sign with that, so this week I will teach you the sign for TO CHOOSE/ CHOICE.

So, the SIGN OF THE WEEK for Monday the 15th of February is TO CHOOSE

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