Holly P. (Hendersonville, TN)

My son Derek is 7 years old born with Down Syndrome, diagnosed with Apraxia of speech, & hearing impaired. After 6 1/2 years of behavior issues, mostly resulting from unsuccessful means of expressive communication tools, we thought we’d try Signing Time DVDs. We spent a summer going over DVDs & real life applications using ASL, plus learning the rights & laws pertaining to his education. A new IEP had to be written, as he proved to himself & others that ASL would now be his primary form of expressive communication. This resulted in my son’s more appropriate inclusion placement in school, equipping him with his own sign language interpreter, and overall a significant opportunity to be ALL that God designed in to be. Our lives have drastically improved just in the past 6 months. Thank you for this better life & for enabling my child to have a voice!