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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Celebrating the ONE YEAR Anniversary of Sign Tribe!

Sign Tribe is ONE Year Old! I cannot believe it has been just over a year since we opened our virtual doors for Sign Tribe! Over this past year we’ve grown and helped many families to improve communication and to learn American Sign Language (ASL). Did you know that Sign Tribe offers several different ASL …

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Why Does My Child Like to Wear Noise Cancelling Headphones?

I’ve been asked the question before, “Why does my child prefer to wear noise cancelling headphones?”   Based on my experience within the field of special education, I can tell you that the child likely has a sensitivity to sound, and processing sounds may be difficult for the child to experience at times. Now, in …

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#1 Question About Teaching Sign Language to Infants…

The number one question that I receive from parents is: Where do I begin when teaching Sign Language to my infant?     Here is what I generally suggest to parents who want to learn and teach Sign Language to their children: So that you do not become overwhelmed, you might want to choose a …

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Meet the Founder & Instructor of Sign Tribe Academy!

Hello! My name is Dr. Luanne Sailors, and thank you for stopping by to check out Sign Tribe! Helping others has always been a priority for me, wether it was interpreting for my parents who are Deaf, working with the Deaf community, teaching students with special needs, or helping thousands of people online to learn …

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3 Reasons Why Sign Language is Beneficial for Individuals With Special Needs

Through my experiences with American Sign Language (ASL) and special needs, I have come to the conclusion that there are three main benefits for individuals with special needs to learn Sign Language.     One benefit to learning Sign Language is to help bridge the communication gap. Often times individuals with special needs who are …

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