How Can Sign Language Be Beneficial For You and Your Family?

Aside from being “cool” or “interesting” to the hearing world (because it is definitely those things) believe it or not, Sign Language can be vastly beneficial in your own life and communication with young children, individuals with disabilities, or those who have different needs. Communication is, first and foremost, one of the most crucial aspects of any relationship. There must be a foundation of language to build upon a relationship and meet the needs of that individual. However, finding what form of communication works for each individual can be tough too! There can be frustrations and struggles, especially when the child is very young and has trouble telling you what they need. That’s

HighScope Curriculum

What’s HighScope Curriculum? HighScope has been developed from over fifty years of research and development, and it’s the belief that children have the most potential to learn and develop when they are actively learning. What do we mean by actively learning? According to HighScope, “Active learning means students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas” and their interests and choices are taken into consideration. [1] Active learning “not only helps young children excel in literacy and cognitive learning, but also to develop the fundamental skills that help determine success in adult life”, including curiosity, problem solving, independence, and confidence i

The Importance of Awareness

The process of being open minded, having empathy, and being less judgmental of people who are different begins early in life and it’s something we can always get better at throughout adulthood. Awareness can be defined as “knowing that something (such as a situation, condition, or problem) exists; feeling, experiencing, or noticing something [inside or outside of yourself]; or knowing and understanding a lot about what is happening in the world or around you”[1]. Awareness of people’s differences from you, as well as your own unique characteristics, strengths and weaknesses, allows you to be more open minded and less judgmental. By being aware of others and your own strengths and weaknesses,

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