Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4 2007 12:00 a.m. MST
We love Signing Time products!! It has helped us out so much. Thank you for
all the fun we have while learning.
My son could say 15 to 20 words that only I could understand when he was 3. He
was in speech for a whole school year. His speech had only slightly improved.
(He has no hearing difficulties.) He was scheduled to have speech everyday the
following year. After one week of watching Signing Time, his speech exploded.
I don't know why or how, just that it did. It was amazing. The following year
he continued in speech but for only an hour a week.
Our granddaughter loved watching these videos from the time she was very
little...they were some of the few she watched. At first she just loved seeing
the other children, but soon she was signing for a drink, Mama, Daddy, thank
you, please. We all learned the signs and she loved it. What a great thing these
videos are! I do think they helped her learn to speak sooner.
I am so very appreciative of, and grateful for, Signing Time. I have seen
people who knew a little bit of signs start signing a whole lot better to me. I
knew it wasn't me they learned that much and found out it was from watching
Signing Time. Anytime I meet someone that signs well enough (ie, with
confidence and reasonable accuracy) it has been from Signing Time. I have not
seen any other video or book do the same. Yes, you have made it
better for d/Deaf people. I only wish EVERYONE could and would learn signs.
(and that those who've learned, would USE it.)Again, THANK YOU!
All of my grandchildren have learned to sign at an early age. It has been a
blessing to all of us to communicate with them and know what's on their minds
before they verbalize. Thank you for a great product!
I was born profoundly deaf, with the use of oral/and american sign language
method. I had cochlear implant surgery done last year...now as of this day, I
can understand 100% what other hearing people are saying around me. My speech
has improved dramatically. American sign language is great for social
interaction. It's the preferred mode of commication. BUT for some
reason, ASL interpreters could not sign exactly what college professors are
saying in the classroom. If they dont know the word, the interpreters dumb it
down and baby it. I got fed up and got a real-time typist who took classroom
notes exactly as the teacher spoke, word for word. This was the way I used, to
be able to graduate from Utah Valley State College in 2006. The only
regret was- I wished I had the cochlear implant when I was born 40 years ago. I
know I would have been a better student in school. I would have been able to
understand the teachers' instructions without typists and interpreters.ASL again, it is a great communication tool, but just not in the classroom, in
my case. I am so glad the girls are able to bond via ASL.
Signing is one more way we can communicate with one another. For many years,
children who could not speak learned signing to communicate. The use of signing
teaches some fundamental principles required for speech. My own children were
curious about signing, so I taught them basic signs. I hoped they would be able
to interact with people who use signing exclusively. And they have. On several
occasions I have been able to assist a deaf person attempting to communicate in
a public place with a non-signer. Recently the use of signing with
infants in the pre-speech stage has gained popularity. Parents report they are
able to communicate with their young ones using signing before the child
understands or uses speech. Much frustration is avoided, which makes for a
happier home.Are you aware that signing classes are recognized by
some universities as foreign language credit?The LDS church's
Primary teaches signing for some of the children's songs ("Love One
Another").As a professional speech therapist, I am pleased to learn
of this effort. Happy signing, everyone!
My youngest was born with a rare genetic syndrome with one of the places hardest
hit being speech development. With Signing Time, he can communicate not only
with us, but with my family, nursery workers, his brothers and sisters. He is 2
yrs old and the only thing he will sit down and watch on TV is Signing Time.
Not only that, because we mostly speak my wife's native tongue at home, he is
learning all these words trilingual.
One of my sisters started teaching her babies sign language when they were just
a few months old. When they would eat she would do the sign for "eat", when
they would drink she would do that sign, etc. and soon they began to pick up on
it and sign to her what they wanted. They were able to do this before they
could actually speak and it did seem to help to avoid many unnecessary tantrums.
They also learned to speak very soon thereafter and they had quite a large
vocabulary-- I'm not sure it it's because of the signing but I wouldn't be
surprised if it was!
We love Signing Time! Our 2 year old daughter has some speech delay. When she
watches Signing Time, she not only learns the signs, but repeats the words
vocally. Our 5 year old loves to have conversations with me only using ASL.
It's my daughter's favorite video! We have Baby Signing Time and love it. The
songs are fantastic and I find myself singing them all of the time. My 12 month
old can sign a few words already.
My granddaughters love to watch Signing Times dvds all the time. They seem to
learn the signs very quickly. The music is so good, too. I have even learned
some signs. My Mother had a hearing problem so I can relate to Leah's learning
to read lips. That is what my Mother did. What a blessing these are for hearing
impaired. What a wonderful program!!Thank you.
Our family began enjoying the signing time videos and noticed that the children
almost instantly began to sign as naturally as they would speak. We feel it is
a great advantage for them to be able to communicate in a new language that
allows them the opportunity to have relationships with hearing and deaf
children. The older children can even communicate with the infants earlier by
signing with them.
As I learn more about "Signing Time" and the family behind the whole thing, I
realize how grateful I am for the trials that they have had to face. They and
the videos are an inspiration to our family and have helped us in closing the
communication barrier with our 21 month old daughter. We've been through
hearing tests and developemental assessments with her. These videos have seemed
to be the only things that have been able to hold her attention and bring out
her smile and excitement for life. Our family frustration levels have also
decreased and we've all been a lot happier. Thank you!
Signing Time! helped my daughter prove to the medical community that she was
smart! She knew all her letters by sight, sound and sign before she was 18
months old and showed her doctors that her IQ was definitely well above 72! She
has grown so much through using sign language and Signing Time is still her
My family loves Signing Time! I have a daughter who has a brain birth defect
that effects her speech. Signing Time! was the answer, it opened up the world
of communication for her. Even my 2 year old uses it, and he can communicate
many things to us. We love Signing Time! and the Coleman Family.
I LOVE SigningTime!!! I have been signing for over 17 years and Signingtime is
by far the best DVD series I have ever found. I teach an afterschool ASL class
and we use Signingtime every lesson. Thank you Rachel for making my job so much
our family also loves signing time. This family has some amazing musical talents
Signing Time is such a wonderful presentation of ASL. It is great exposure to
those who do not sign, or have not seen ASL. It is a fabulous way to begin
communicating with your infant child months/years before he is able to tell you
want he wants/needs with words. In my family, we use ASL as or primary home
language, as my husband is Deaf and I am hearing. My hearing son grew up
learning two languages, though out "in the world", English was used primarily.
Signing Time has been the great equalizer for my son, as he sees children of all
ages signing with their parents on tv, VALIDATING his own home language. As a
family, we have used the Signing Time dvd's to share ASL with our close and
extended family and friends so that they may communicate with my husband,(again,
more people learning and using ASL in a mainstream way, which validates my son's
experiences of being bilingual).Signing Time is a very well done
production. It is very thoughtful and an intelligent piece of work (as a
whole). I recommend ST to all my friends who may be parents and/or professional
Signing Time was our first introduction to ASL and the Deaf Community. We have
learned so much from the videos, after 5 years, and we totally recommend them
for all children and all abilities.
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