Hello, I’m Helen, mum to Austin who benefited hugely from baby sign language when he was a baby and toddler after attending two SuperHands courses.
It was lucky we’d had such success using baby sign as it turned out Austin needed grommets to fix partial hearing loss caused by fluid at 22 months. Among other things, him being able to sign rice cake and milk spared us both many, many tears! I have always loved languages and have worked as a linguistics researcher and translator from German. Coming from this background and knowing that communicative gestures develop before speech, I wanted to give my child the gift of communication as soon as he was ready for it. My knowledge and intuition about the benefits were both well rewarded when at 8 months Austin first signed milk to me from the other side of the room, crawled over and had a feed.
I’m looking forward to signing with you!