Help Me Sign---a division of Help Me Speak
Helping children of all ages to communicate via signs
FREE Presentations-a brief overview and intro to signing with your baby or child. Available for any type of group (moms groups, church groups, schools, library, etc.)
Classes (Help Me Sign I & Help Me Sign II) are available for children of all ages:
babies (birth-18mo), toddlers (18mo-3yrs), young children (3-6yrs), and/or older children (7+yrs).
Classes give parents the opportunity to learn simple ASL signs and how to incorporate these signs into your childâ€™s daily life. As a result of the repetition of signs in many aspects of your childâ€™s day, parents should notice reduced frustration levels, for you and your child, as your child begins to express his/her wants and needs through signs and words.
Even if your child is already talking & is 18months+, teaching ASL is beneficial:
Help Me Sign I & II classes- provide developmental speech & language information, parental language strategies, explain the basics of sign language, instruct you in how to teach signs to your child, teach 10 theme signs per week, teach various play ideas, provide a resource list, teach how to sign a song, demonstrate signing while reading a book, and facilitate various play ideas. Both classes are theme based and are 1 hour/week for 6 weeks each. Attendance at classes is FREE for children whether you have a singleton, twins, triplets, or more!
Workshops are also available for parents/caregivers and childcare providers. In this "adults only workshop, the HELP ME SIGN I & II class format is presented in a 2 day, 3-hour session.
Signing, Singing, & Stories- 4wks; 1 hr/wk; A parent & child class;Signs are used in music, stories & play; children are grouped by age.
Barbara A. Taylor, M.S.,CCC-SLP is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with 15 years of experience and owner of her own pediatric private practice, Help Me Speak. She has been signing with her clients since college and has never stopped!
Barbara has been using the Sign With Your Baby program with her 3 1/2 yr old twins, Sarah & Jake, since they were 4 mo old. She has noticed that her children communicated earlier via sign, are less frustrated and have fun signing!
She specializes in teaching sign classes to parents of typical children--especially multiples-- and of children with disabilities. Each workshop & class feature valuable information on speech-language development and how to facilitate its growth by using American Sign Language (ASL).
Barbara loves being an SLP and wants to share her knowledge of sign and speech-language milestones with others.
Location, Time, and Duration
Presentations, Workshops and Classes are scheduled by appointment. Call for more info today!
Minimum workshop or class size is 6 families.
Classes: visit our website for dates
Help Me Sign I, Help Me Sign II
Workshops: (adults only)
HMS I & II
Help Me Sign @ PRESCHOOL- We teach sign classes at Peter Pan Learning Center in Marriottsville and the Young School in Columbia.
Call for current pricing schedule.
Babies, toddlers, and young children are included free in all workshops and classes.
Class fee does not include books or materials. It is strongly encouraged that parents purchase the Sign with your Baby Complete Learning Kit from me at a discount or from retail in-store or on-line.
Registration and More Information
Barbara A. Taylor, M.S., CCC-SLP
owner, Help Me Speak/Help Me Sign
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