It’s one of those goals I’ve always aspired to but felt was a bit out of reach for me.
I witnessed this first-hand during my student teaching experience. My supervisor used signs with the students who had multiple disabilities and they picked them up, along with the language! My daughter became a sponge around a year and would sign anything I taught her. I would look each individual sign up on the computer and she’d learn it-instantaneously wanting to communicate because she couldn’t speak the words yet.
It was me who couldn’t retain it. I’d usually forget the signs a day after I “learned” them. I’m much more of a right brain gal-weird, I know, for being an SLP!
That’s when Adrienne reached out to me and told me about her sign language course. We instantly became friends, not only because we both share a love for Jesus but also because she’s just that type of person you immediately want to have over for coffee. And seriously, this girl knows how to teach, even to us difficult learners! She instantly becomes your helper and wants nothing more than to see you succeed! The key is that she gives cues for the signs, which help me remember them. For example, I always use to forget the sign for the letter “f.” It was her simple way of pairing “french fries” and the way you eat french fries with the letter “f” that finally helped it “stick” with me!
I’m guessing she’s also a visual learner like me because she makes the progress visual. Her certificate, which can earn you up to 5 hours of ASHA CEUs/Certification Maintenance Hours as an SLP, is her own hand, which you color in as you progress through the course. I love that!
Now, Aislyn and I are learning together and our hope is to teach Baby D here in a few months.
Here’s a quick video of Aislyn learning the sign “How” for “How are you?” And of course you can hear Declan trying to participate in the background haha!
Adrienne recently added a LOT of additional material in her course, which means you’ll be learning even MORE signs. And…she gave me a special coupon code “SIGNTOCONNECT” to give out just for you which takes $50 off the course price from now until December 21st! She’s wonderful, I tell you! You can sign up for it HERE or buy it for a loved one as a gift!
*Adrienne let me try out her course for free to allow me to share my thoughts on it with you, but after trying it out, I can honestly say it’s worth every penny! My absolute FAVORITE thing about this course is that it connects you to people, which is Adrienne’s entire mission statement. Now, my daughter can’t wait until we finish our breakfast and hop on the computer to learn “sign wangwij” as she calls it, with our coffee (she has milk in her mug). It’s seriously my favorite part of our morning!