Today I told one of the parents of a child I work with about this my WeeHands Instructor’s certification training and she was very excited about it! This mother is taking the signs that I teach her and using them with her child every day. She looks forward to the day when her child will start signing to her.
I also read an ABC book with a group of children and they loved doing the signs as we read the book. The mother of one of the children got very excited and the mother learned all of the ABC's by the time we finished! I was also very happy because one of the children in the group, who has a disability and struggles with communicating, started imitating some of the alphabet as we sang the song!
Julie Walker is a developmental specialist and work with 0-3 year olds with disabilites or delays. Julie graduated from Arizona State University in Marriage, Family and Human Development and has worked in the field of Early Intervention the past 5 years. She is a Developmental Specialist and work with children ages 0-3 with disabilities and delays.
You can get in touch with Julie by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through her webpage.