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September 2nd, 2009, 07:33 PM
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September 3rd, 2009, 07:47 AM
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I choose a word I would like Caoimhe to know the word for (or one that she is interested in), point to it or show her what it means, then say the word & sign it.

For example, point to a ball, say "would you like the BALL?" and sign it. Pick it up and say "Here's your BALL!", then hand it to baby and sign it.

If I can make a game of it, I'll do that too. We'll roll the ball back and forth to each other, and I will sign as I talk to her about what we're playing.
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September 3rd, 2009, 05:58 PM
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I do the same. I kind of highlight the word in an activity, so that he really focuses on it and understands what it is that I'm telling him
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September 12th, 2009, 10:36 AM
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I pick a common word that he understands that we use all the time and will sign it. Each time i use the word i sign and i take his hands and sign it with them. And i keep doing it until he tries to sign it himself.
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