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can anyone help me here for a sec ?
i am about to teach DD some sign language but i have forgotten the name of the one she need to learn
its not auslan
and i am sure it starts with an "M"
any ideas ???
i know once i hear (or in this case see) it i will remember
Hmmm I am not too sure I am hearing impaired myself and haven't heard of any other sign language other than Auslan...
It is a v. simple, pictorial sign language, often used with childrem with special needs.
:smiliedance: thats the one
:hugs: thank you...
i hope its not to hard to teach her, her little friend is having a few problems and will be useing it so i figured if DD is going to be playing with her she better know how to understand her.
WOW that is something new I haven't heard!
Good Luck! :yelclap:
makaton signs are the ones that my SIL uses so i'm also going to start teaching DS the same signs
:yes: makaton is the one
its used more by children and adults with ID / speech issues and is similar to Auslan
Its easy to learn & teach (i used to help take classes) if you can find one, a toy with hands that you can control (ie its hands are gloves that you put your fingers into) your child may learn faster or be more attentive
Makaton shouldn't be that hard to teach, as it's not really a sign language as such - it has signs for key words, not like Auslan that is a language in its own right, with its own word order structure - Auslan is not just a sign for each english word.
Makaton signs are very similar to the action being described - for instance, banana is signed by holding the index finger out (it is the 'banana'), and miming peeling the skin off. From memory, it uses many of the same/similar signs as auslan and signed english.
thank you everyone.
i have just ordered a book to learn it from
:fingerscrossed: i can teach her,
its hard seeing the girls play together becuase DD can talk and her friend cant (they are the same age) but just the other week her mum got a diagnosis for her DD and why she does not talk so now she will teach makaton.
and then the girls can play together with out DDs friend getting frustrated becuase she can not express herself propperly.
What a great friend you are, that warms my heart! My son has significant development delay in all areas and I am in the process of teaching basic signing and picture exchange methods. I am also teaching my daughter so they can play/communicate together with alot less frustration on both parts.
Good luck with it, I'm sure you will all do great.
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