FAMILY SIGNING IN THE HOME
The Family Signing in the Home Project (FSH) has one main aim – to provide better communication within a family where there is a child or children diagnosed deaf
Good communication skills are vital in all areas and walks of life, but this is nowhere truer than in the early formative years of a child’s life where the importance of early language acquisition cannot be underestimated.
Early communication/language with care givers creates the foundation for all areas of development including personal, social, emotional and physical development.
With 90% of deaf babies being born into hearing families with often no knowledge of deafness or signing skills, this communication will be limited and problematic without appropriate support.
Family Sign in the Home began in 2015 as a pilot project to provide quality Sign Language tuition in the family’s own home by delivering a 10 week course tailored to suite their own particular needs and situation.
The project has now evolved from the initial pilot and now operates as a 20 week course as standard, delivered by qualified Sign Language tutors.
If you would like to learn more about Family Sign in the Home or any other BDA Projects, get in touch with us.