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5 Reasons I Believe Baby Sign Language is Magical

By Marcia Bruce, Baby Signing Time Instructor Originally posted on Calgary Is Signing, MARCH 18, 2016 REASON 1: Baby signing gives you the gift of communication I’ll start with the main reason baby sign language is so fantastic. It gives you the gift of communication with your little one before she can actually talk. No surprise there, right? This benefit is probably listed on every baby signing site out there – babies have control of their hands and can sign before they master the use of their voices. However, you don’t know how magical it is until you see it in action …

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Reasons to Continue Signing

From Annette M…..Cedar Park, Texas (Sofia age 2) I am constantly reminded by how blessed our family has been to find Ms. Amy and The Signing Connection, and being introduced to Signing Time, just over two years ago. We originally started classes to learn baby sign language to communicate with our infant. While we have completed the course multiple times throughout our 2+ years we continue coming back for refreshers, and signing has simply become part of our daily life. My toddler has a fairly extensive spoken vocabulary, but when she cannot express the right words she often can sign …

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9 ASL Signs all Pediatric Healthcare Professionals Should Know

Jill Eversmann Speech-Language Pathologist, Signing Time Academy Instructor, Speaker with Cross Country Education Healthcare professionals can make a big difference in interactions with patients who sign by knowing a few basic signs.  Many hearing patients use signs, either as a temporary tool or for a long term communication system if they are nonverbal.  When working with hearing patients who sign, you can confirm that you understand a sign just by saying the word to ask if you are correct. *Please note that Deaf patients have a legal right to a medical interpreter and knowing a few signs does not take the place …

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Combining an Interest in ASL with a Love for Children to Make a Difference for Families in Texas

We are pleased to have a network of Instructors around the world offering Signing Time classes, workshops, and story times. Cheryl-Annette Parker is a mom of two wonderful children – a daughter of 4 years and a son of 19 months, and she is a Signing Time Academy Instructor in Rockwall, TX. Cheryl-Annette and her husband are both engineers. They met at the University of North Texas while playing chess and studying technology. Her Master’s degree is in computer engineering, and his is in computer science. Being an engineer, Cheryl-Annette has many technical hobbies. She enjoys aviation, astronomy, and sound …

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Signing Time Academy 2014-2015 Instructor of the Year

The Signing Time Academy is proud to announce Amy McKnight of Austin, Texas as our 2014-2015 Instructor of the Year! Each year, the Academy members nominate their peers for this award, then the final decision is made by popular vote from the entire Academy. This is Amy’s second year winning this honor due to her contribution not only to her students and the Texas Instructors, but the Signing Time Academy as a whole. One of the Instructors who nominated her said, “Amy goes out of her way to encourage and help her fellow instructors in any way she possibly can. She …

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Start Your Own Business – Get 20% off Signing Time Academy Starter Kits

Register Now and use Coupon Code: STA20 to Get 20% off your Signing Time Academy Instructor Starter Kit Signing Time Academy Instructors are people from all walks of life who love Signing Time and teaching children. Share your passion by teaching Signing Time classes and sharing our learning systems with the families in your community. Start building a rewarding business of your own today! Join Now Learn more about the Signing Time Academy. Learn more about Instructor certification levels. NEW Instructor Product Kits are now available and are invaluable when teaching your Classes! Instructor Products will be available in the …

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Teaching Hearing Children to Communicate With Sign Language

Master Signing Time Academy Instructor Kim Fries, who is also a Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist teaches a weekly Story Time at Rolling Hills Moravian Mothers Morning Out in Longwood, FL. This week WOFL FOX 35 News Orlando featured Kim’s program in a piece titled Sign language helping hearing kids communicate better (view below). In the feature they referenced the White Paper: Signing with Babies and Children Written by Dr. Claire Vallotton  from Michigan State University that was commissioned by Two Little Hands Productions.   The White Paper gives an overview of research findings on the impacts of signing on development and …

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Signing Time Academy – Instructors in the News

Signing Time Academy Instructors are making a difference in their communities every day. Our Instructors are independent business owners who are certified to teach our Baby Signing Time, Potty Time, and Signing Time curriculum. Our Instructors teach Story Times, Mom & Me Classes, Workshops, Teacher Training and more. Check out some of the great Instructors who have recently been featured in their local media. Daryl Everett – Jacksonville, Florida “Baby Sign Language” Soma Ward – Al Reef, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates “Baby-signing: where you can learn to do it in the UAE“ Lesley Rodgers – North Ft. Myers, Florida …

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Meet our top Signing Time Academy Instructors

Signing Time Academy Instructors are making a difference in their communities every day. They are teaching classes to adults and children, sponsoring outreach events featuring Rachel Coleman, and presenting at conferences to educate people about the benefits of using signs to help children of all ages and abilities communicate and connect with the people they love. We are pleased to introduce you to our Gold Level Instructors! Gold Level Instructors are our Academy Advisory and consist of certified Baby Signing Time, Signing Time, & Master Signing Time Instructors who are in the top 3% of Academy product sales. Amy Joines, …

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Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn Opens Disability Awareness Exhibit

NEWS RELEASE July 15, 2014 Raising Awareness and Understanding OAK LAWN, Ill. – The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn has announced the debut date of a new disability awareness exhibit. “What If…?” is a periodically-changing exhibit that will be open to the public on Tuesday, July 22. The exhibit will explore different disabilities and generate understanding and awareness by allowing guests to experience the disabilities firsthand. “What If…?” will pose situational questions such as “what if I had…” and “what if I were…” to guests by replicating experiences of living with a disability. “As a parent of an adult child …

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