Class Details

(HB) Baby Sign Language Class
Monday, December 10, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Hudson Hospital & Clinic
405 Stageline Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Paige Lewis
paige.a.lewis@hudsonhospital.org
Phone: (715) 531-6029
Fee: $25.00

Date
Monday, December 10, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location
Hudson Hospital & Clinic Conference Center

Cost
$25 per family 

Presenter
Jenny Lief, MA, CCC, Speech Language Pathologist

Special Note
Class participants will receive handouts and a sign language reference guide for identification of 148 signs for reference at home. Participants are encouraged to attend without their babies so distractions are minimized. The presenter at this workshop will be Jenny Lief, MA, CCC, Speech Language Pathologist.

About the class

During the past decade, parents and other caregivers have discovered the joys of using sign language with preverbal hearing babies. Why use sign language with babies whocan hear?  Because babies can control their arms and hands before they develop the oral motor skills necessary for speech, so signing allows babies and toddlers to express their thoughts before they can speak. Great for both babies and their caregivers! Research has proven that using sign language to communicate with preverbal hearing babies is beneficial in several ways:

  • Babies and caregivers experience reduced frustration
  • Signing stimulates creative and intellectual development
  • Improved communication facilitates a closer child-caregiver bond
  • Babies who sign tend to speak earlier and have a larger spoken vocabulary
  • Parents, caregivers, daycare providers and grandparents will enjoy learning the techniques for introducing and reinforcing signs with babies and toddlers in this single session workshop

Workshop participants will receive handouts and a sign language reference guide for identification of 148 signs for reference at home.

Participants are encouraged to attend without their babies so distractions are minimized.

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