Tag: SignLanguages

How do I foster literacy skills while reading to a Deaf child?

How do I foster literacy skills while reading to a Deaf child?

Reading to a child is a great way to set the foundations for future literacy in a fun way! For example, it can be an opportunity to connect written language with signed or oral language. When reading to a Deaf child, it is important to…

How do I read to a Deaf child?

How do I read to a Deaf child?

Reading storybooks to a child is a great way to build vocabulary. Our everyday conversations are often about the same activities, toys, and environments. Books open the window to the kinds of things we do not see in our backyards, like tigers and spaceships. And…

What is the best way to start a conversation in sign language with a Deaf baby?

What is the best way to start a conversation in sign language with a Deaf baby?

When someone is in another room, behind a closed door, you wouldn’t just start talking to them from where you are. You would, instead, go over to them. You would get into their ‘auditory field’ before starting to talk. An ‘auditory field’ is the area…

Does it take longer to learn sign language?

Does it take longer to learn sign language?

When we think about languages, we often think about spoken languages, and overlook the linguistic diversity and complexity of sign languages. They have words and grammar, as well as complex ‘sign forms’. Sign forms are determined by the shape, location and movement of the hand.…