National Board Certified Teacher is Making a Difference

This guest blog is by Signing Time Academy Instructor Vickie Wood in Norman, OK and is part of our Making A Difference series.

Several years ago my daughter discovered Signing Time when she was looking for a way to teach sign language to my grandson Cameron. Cam was about 2 years old then and he quickly learned not only to sign along with his spoken words, but to read and spell as well. After seeing the many benefits he and my other grandchildren experienced, I started using Signing Time in my special education classroom. Using ASL in the classroom has helped with communication, sight words, spelling, vocabulary, and even helps increase appropriate behaviors. My students love teaching the signs they learn to family and friends. We recently received a grant which allowed me to purchase two sets of the Signing Time Classroom Edition for our school and the themes fit in with those taught in several different grades. I am excited to share information about this wonderful program with anyone who will listen and even used research and materials from Signing Time on a bulletin board in our District Curriculum Center. This board will be up the whole month of April in the room where many meetings, including our School Board meetings, are held. Thank you, Signing Time, for making my job a little easier and a lot more FUN!