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WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!'. It's not the easiest language to understand. As a parent, you'll have had those desperate moments where you just wish your baby or toddler could tell you what they want. The Baby Sign Language Course helps them do just that. With videos, descriptions and illustrations to guide you through the essential signs to teach your child and with just under 80 signs in total, this course provides a simple communication tool that removes all ambiguity. It really is simple as well, after all, it's designed to be taught to six-month-olds!
You'll learn just what baby sign language is and how easily it can be used to establish communication between you and your child well before they start to speak. The history of baby language and the reasons it has come into popular usage are discussed. The course allays common misconceptions about teaching a child baby sign language and even outlines the benefits to both baby and you.
The great thing about this communication tool is that there is no right or wrong time to start, no'·being behind' or'·too late' (unless they're already using speech to communicate), and you can start to establish baby signing from as early as 6 months, though they likely won't sign until they're closer to 8 or 9 months, or even at toddler age. Whatever you decide, this course shows you how to start implementing baby sign language, giving guidance on the process, and providing essential signs first: milk, eat, drink, more, done, mummy and daddy.
As with any learning process, there can be bumps in the road to mastery. The Baby Sign Language Course outlines some of the common problems that you may face as your baby learns to sign and how to work through them.
Fully-illustrated and broken down into categories, this course provides a vocabulary of some of the most important signs from the baby sign language repertoire. This is provided both as written descriptions with diagrams and as videos that visually illustrate how each sign should be enacted. In both instances, the vocabulary is categorised into the following sections: family, food, animals, play, directives and signs for social situations, and daily baby life signs.
The course provides additional signs for your child to use once they have mastered the most useful and commonly used signs shown in the video. These are presented with descriptions and illustrations and include signs for eating, utensils, clothing, and nature, along with additional food and animal signs and other signs that you may find useful.
The benefits of baby sign language go beyond helping parents to better understand the needs of their child. For bilingual children, it can be the bridge between the two languages they are learning, making it easier to understand the meaning behind individual words. For children with learning disabilities, it can help to strengthen verbal, social, emotional and intellectual skills by giving them a second form of communication with which to process information. Both of these areas are discussed in the course.
For all other babies, being provided with a basic ability to communicate before they can talk can support their speech and other intellectual abilities and greatly boost their confidence and self-esteem. For parents, it reduces frustration and helplessness when communication becomes problematic, especially during those day-to-day toddler tantrums, and can create a deeper connection between you and your child.
This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.
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This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.
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£127 ( 61% off )
The first thing I want to portray is that this course is very informing and detailed. The information is professional and practice oriented. It it paired with some useful exercises. The diploma comes with CPD credits. However what disappointed me a lot was the way in which the information is given. It is only via text. So in essence you pay money for a online book which you cannot even download. The next disappointing thing is that the course uses some outdated science which has been disproven. Namely the eye accessing cues. The movements of the eyes are not correlated with memory or construction of a lie.
As a Teaching Assistant in a primary school where we have a number of children who are on The Spectrum, this course and the ABA Therapy course have both been amazing for my Continuous Personal Development. I don't think I've ever studied anything that has had such an immediate and profound effect on my work life before. Getting a distinction in both of these courses has really impressed our Headmistress and Governers too which is a bonus! Plus Kate and Steph have been brilliantly supportive (not to mention patient LOL) throughout the entire process.
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