I am lucky that I get to meet amazing babies, parents and WeeHands Instructors from across North America. Who know that that the wee songs that created when my little ones were babies would be sung and signed by parents across the continent! The songs we sign and sing in a WeeHands classes are simple (many written when I was sleep deprived just like many of the parents in our classes!), repetitive and sung to familiar tunes.
The main goal of any WeeHands class is to teach parents that connecting with their little ones is fun and easy. We strive to help enhance language development in fun and functional ways. I think that's what attracts so many speech language pathologist to teach with us. One of these wonderful SLPs is Dee Arp, who teaches in Austin, Texas.
Dee Arp is mom to a beautiful little girl and is also a speech-language pathologist specializing in early intervention since 1998. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee. Dee studied American Sign Language during her undergraduate studies, where she participated in a number of Deaf community events.
Dee notes "I delight in promoting communication as a speech-language pathologist. I also love to interact with babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and parents while teaching language through play interactions, reading books, and singing songs!"