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March 10th, 2010, 11:16 AM
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Why did you feel that signing was right for your family? People sign for a lot of reasons, and I've seen some people on this board mention a wide variety. I thought it would be nice to discuss these reasons
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March 11th, 2010, 06:38 AM
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Initially I just thought it would be cool but also had some doubt that it would work. So I my it a challenge for myself to see 1, if I would commit and 2, how early could he communicate with me.

Also when I did some research I learned of all the benefits so that helped stay committed.
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March 11th, 2010, 11:59 AM
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I used to work in a preschool and I know how frustrating it can be to try and figure out what a one or two year old want. I wanted the opportunity to be able to communicate with my son before he learned to verbally communicate with us.

Then, like monilove, I did some research and found out the additional benefits of signing with your baby.

Also, I hope to continue learning sign language with my children and teach it as a second language.
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March 11th, 2010, 12:23 PM
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I wanted them to be able to communicate early and to be able to talk with their aunt.
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March 11th, 2010, 07:17 PM
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DH's dad is losing his hearing and has chosen to begin learning ASL, so it kinda happens to be a useful language in our family. I've always been interested in it as a hobby anyway, since I was about 6 or 7 years old, so have learned what I could when I could (mostly from books, but the instructor at the class I attend is rather impressed at how much I have learned from books, LOL), so I thought it would be a neat thing to share, and seeing as babies/toddlers can sign well, LONG before they can speak well, it seemed logical to give a communication tool.
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March 11th, 2010, 08:07 PM
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I think that language is just plain cool, and wanted to see it at work in my children Now that we are dealing with a speech delay, and signing is the only way for Jonah to communicate with us (he physically cannot produce many verbal sounds) it has been such a blessing. I can't imagine not having it as part of our lives. I'm glad that we did choose this path, even though we didn't know what was in store as far as verbal language goes
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March 13th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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I want him to be able to communicate. If I can do more for him, I will. Plus, he is a big chatterbox, he is constantly babbling. I can tell he gets frustrated easily. I am hoping that he finds this tool helpful iin the meantime.
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