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Signing Time and Down Syndrome: A Mother’s Perspective

When we received the diagnosis of Down Syndrome after my son Robert was born we were inundated with information.  One piece of advice that was given to us was to accept that he would not hit his milestones along with other children, but he would get there eventually on his own time. At 6 months of age he started at his Early Intervention Center, and they stressed the importance of sign language. We are so grateful that we started this right away. He was able to use signs before many of the other kids were talking. He could share with us when …

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Welcome to the Signing Time Academy Blog!

The mission of the Signing Time Academy is to provide signing education and support to families everywhere.  When we opened the Academy a little over a year ago, our first task was to attract and train a team of well-qualified instructors to teach ASL classes using Signing Time materials. The response has been phenomenal! We now have nearly 500 incredibly knowledgeable and passionate instructors on our team. In addition to expanding our instructor team in the year ahead, we will focus on facilitating communication between signing families around the world and our network of instructors, who have a wealth of …

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