Sign Language for Toddlers, Children, Adults and Differently-abled Individuals
Thank you for visiting The Sign Language Academy.
We are located in Phoenix, AZ. The Sign Language Academy was founded by sign language interpreters. Our goal is to help preverbal, nonverbal hearing and deaf infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults to enhance their communication skills through the use of American Sign Language (ASL).
Research shows that infants are capable of communicating through sign before they are able to speak words. By introducing a preverbal child to sign language, parents are empowering the child with early communication skills, thereby reducing frustration for both parent and child. Additionally, research shows that hearing children who learn sign language have increased vocabularies, improved spelling proficiencies and reading abilities, increased self-esteem and higher IQ Scores.
For teenagers and adults , ASL is an excellent choice as a second language. ASL is the third most used language in the United States. Increasingly, high schools and colleges are accepting ASL as a foreign language. Many adults are also finding ASL to be beneficial to communicate with Deaf individuals at work, at play, and at church.
Through workshops, professional seminars and parent/child classes, The Sign Language Academy is expanding the ability of those wishing to experience the profound benefits of sign language.
Some of the Benefits
The benefits of teaching sign language to a preverbal baby
Creates a new awareness of a preverbal baby's potential
Strengthens the parent-infant bond
Reduces frustration for babies and caregivers
Stimulates intellectual development
Enhances infant self-esteem
Accelerates verbal language development
Provides a window into baby's world
Mother-proven benefits of having a signing child
Children can cry and sign simultaneously
You can eat and sign
Parents can correct a child from across the room
Children can communicate with parent from a distance without yelling
Children can be reminded to use manners from a distance
Children learn to read body language
You can talk in a movie, theatre or church
You can talk under water
You can complain when your parent is flossing your teeth too hard
What teachers are saying about signing in the classroom
Boosts enthusiasm and readiness to learn
Influences a child's ability to attend
Decreases classroom conflict
Raises cultural awareness
Increases self esteem
Meet an ASL Baby Celebrity!
A fellow Sign2Me Presenter had the great idea to post her baby using ASL signs on YouTube! Take a look at these great videos. This is a great of example
of ASL instruction!
Signing Baby Video 1
Signing Baby Video 2