Beginning To Sign
Hello! I’m Annie, from Santa Ana, CA. I have 2 children, who I have been signing with since they were 6 months old. I began my fascination with Baby Sign Language when I was on bed rest during my pregnancy. I caught an episode of Signing Time on PBS and I was hooked. I promised myself that if my daughter makes it, I will give her the best start in life with the gift of sign language. Sign language wasn’t so foreign to me as I am a full time Special Education Teacher and have students who are nonverbal and use sign language to communicate. Although we use basic signs, I see the joy and excitement in my students when they find signing as a way to get their needs met. Coco’s first sign was more and now has a signing vocabulary of over 200 words. I am amazed by the positive effects of teaching a few signs. My children, as well as my students appreciate feeling heard. I hope that I can share this gift of communication with you and your child. I currently teach classes in the central Orange County area. Please contact me for more information.