Charlene – Babysign Hereford
SPEAK – SIGN – SHOW
My name is Charlene and I am very excited to be able to bring babysign to Hereford. I have two very energetic and extremely loveable boys, Ted (6) and Isaac (1). I love baby signing because it can give your child a voice when they are unable to speak or are finding it difficult to make themselves understood.
Signing can enable your child to communicate their wants and needs before they can even talk. As babysign is based on British Sign Language (BSL) you will be learning a lifelong skill with your child.
When Ted was 18 months old, we realised that he was unable to communicate as effectively as other children his own age. When he reached 2 years old, he was diagnosed with a phonological disorder which meant he was unable to pronounce some sounds at the beginning, middle or end of words causing many tears and tantrums. Signing helped him dramatically. Fast forward a few years and Ted is an avid reader, has beautiful handwriting which his teachers often comment on and is a non-stop chatterbox!