Helping families of hearing babies communicate...one sign at a time!
Each 2 - hour SignBabySign! workshop will include:
* Teaching, practicing, and viewing the 30 most important beginning signs
* An overview of current research documenting the benefits of signing with your baby
* Review of normal speech-language-hearing milestones for your developing child
* Suggestions and demonstrations on how to incorporate signs in daily activities, both at home and/or at your Child Care Center
* We thank all babies and children for allowing their parents to attend this workshop designed for adults
Wendy A. Jumonville
has been a pediatric Audiologist for 21 years in both clinical and academic settings. Employment at Louisiana School for the Deaf, as well as an Instructor of Manual Communication has allowed her to solidify her signing skills. Wendy has been an invited speaker in the field of Audiology at various state level conferences. Her years of university teaching experience have aided in the development of her dynamic and professional presentation style.
Shannon L. Farho
has been a clinical speech-language pathologist for 11 years in medical, private practice and academic settings. Through grant funding, Shannon has developed and implemented a series of parent and teacher workshops focusing on the development of speech and language skills through reading and play. She is a frequent presenter at area Headstart Centers, as well as a trainer for Ready to Learn- Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
“As a pediatrician who has worked with both Wendy and Shannon, I have witnessed their dedication to children and their genuine desire to enrich children’s communication experiences. I encourage parents to provide their children with this added layer of using signs to stimulate early communication and they will reap the benefits as a family for many years. The experience and skill of Wendy Jumonville and Shannon Farho will only enhance this process.”
Stewart T. Gordon, M.D.
Chief of Pediatrics
LSU Health Sciences Center
Earl K. Long Medical Center
Location, Time, and Duration
“Infants have significant language development – and capacity for language development – before they ever speak their first word. Their earliest efforts to communicate are directed at capturing the attention of their parents, and these efforts usually include a combination of sounds and physical motions such as pointing or gesturing. How natural then, to build on these innate tendencies through teaching parents and babies to sign".
Pamela A. Monroe, Ph.D.
Carville Professor of Human Ecology
Louisiana State University
Family Child & Consumer Sciences
per family (mother, father, grandparent)
Who Should Attend:
Families who are expecting babies or who have infants and young children birth to 3 years of age
Registration and More Information
For questions and/or registration forms email us at:
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