(South Carolina, USA)
I am a mother of a five year old nonverbal little girl with cerebral palsy. We have struggled for years, trying everything to help her with communication. I was very interested in her learning sign language but she never could pick it up. With help from therapists and books, I learned some basic signs and the alphabet. Then my cousin started teaching her little girl baby sign language and my daughter started watching her. Then one day she saw a little girl coming out of therapy and she pointed at her. So I signed “baby” and said the word. She immediately copied me! It was so thrilling! After a year and a half she has about 65 sign words and now is using them along with attempts to say the words! We have to constantly work to keep ahead of her questions for new signs…SOOOOO HAPPY!
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