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Teaching Sign Language to Infants: Where do I begin?

When it comes to teaching Sign Language to infants, it’s important to start with a few signs that you feel are most useful and functional. By choosing 1 or 2 signs to focus on, you can ensure that your child has a solid foundation before introducing more signs learned on Sign Tribe Academy. Repetition and […]

How American Sign Language (ASL) Benefits an Autism Center

An Autism Center can greatly benefit from incorporating American Sign Language (ASL) into its programs and services. ASL plays a significant role in supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in various ways. Here are some key benefits of incorporating ASL at an Autism Center:   Enhanced Communication Many individuals with autism face challenges with […]

Executive Dysfunction: Understanding the Impact on Daily Tasks

Executive dysfunction is a term used to describe a range of cognitive and behavioral difficulties that can significantly impact a person’s ability to plan, organize, initiate, and follow through with tasks. It is a common symptom of various neurological and psychiatric conditions, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. Many of our […]

Sign Language: More Than Just Communication

Sign Language has long been recognized as an important communication strategy for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. However, recent research has shown that Sign Language may have even more benefits than previously thought.   One study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that Sign Language can actually […]

Supporting Communication for Disabilities & Getting Started

Teaching Sign Language for communication is a great way to begin understanding what your child is communicating, but if you are still working your way up to this strategy, I wanted to let you know that non-verbal communication through body language and facial expressions is a form of communication. Even if your child or student […]

3 Reasons Why ASL is Beneficial for Disabled Learners

Through my experience with American Sign Language and special education, I have come to the conclusion that there are three main benefits for disabled learners to learn Sign Language. Within my online course, Sign Tribe Academy, I teach you more about the importance of communication and how to teach Sign Language for communication, so be […]

Supporting Communication for Autism, Other Disabilities, and Getting Started

Knowing where to start when identifying the most optimal communication strategies for your child can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many alternative communication methods that are out there, and if you haven’t already explored Sign Language, I’d encourage you to check out Sign Tribe Academy to see how […]

How Can Sign Language Improve Communication & Access for Autistic Learners?

When individuals who are non-verbal or Autistic have difficulty with communicating, learning Sign Language can be beneficial. Sign Language communication is an opportunity to help improve an autistic learner’s communication skills that will have a positive, life-long effect. Learning Sign Language for communication can help an autistic learner to feel understood, more independent, and less […]

Communication Challenges for Autistic Learners?

If you or your child is having difficulty communicating verbally, one of the things that I suggest that you might try is to learn is Sign Language. Sign Language is a form of nonverbal communication that you can pair with a picture communication system or use alone. Sign Tribe Academy offers several courses teaching American […]

Dyslexia Spelling Skills Practice

Over the last 15 years I have worked with many students with dyslexia, disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. I have found is that Sign Language can help students in many different ways. Sign Language is one of the multi-sensory strategies that we can incorporate into learning for students who are dyslexic. Many dyslexic students prefer […]

Strategies When Teaching Sign Language

Being able to communicate is a very important factor for behavioral outcomes and the individual’s level of independence. If you have a child with special needs or work with individuals with special needs, it is very possible that you have encountered difficulties with communication. Being able to communicate is a very important factor for behavioral […]

Differences Between ASL, SEE, & PSE

Many of my Instagram and TikTok followers have sent me direct messages asking about the differences between ASL, SEE, & PSE, and I thought you would like to have the answer too!   If you have been doing some research and learning more about Sign Language, you may have seen some unfamiliar terms: American Sign […]

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