The Musicality of Sign Language

Christine Sun Kim, sound artist and composer, was born deaf. She recently gave an inspiring TED speech on The Enchanting Music of Sign Language. Christine signs while an off stage person interprets her graceful movements, gestures and expressions. Christine is inspiring because she does not let her disability confine her or even define her, no she let's it refine her. She has refined her reactions and outlook to the sounds that she cannot hear in a powerful and empowering way through her visual art. Christine cannot hear, but she does not live in a soundless world. She has learned how to [...]

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Signing Santa listens with his ears, eyes and heart

Communication is a gift that we share with each other. Spoken words are helpful, but are certainly not required. Signing works well too. Furthermore, a look, and there are an infinite number of looks, convey both simple and complex messages. A smile, a cry, a cough, a yawn, an exhale, a gasp, a gesture, a laugh, a whimper, a sniffle, and even a snore all speak loudly too. We just need to listen with our ears, our eyes and our hearts. There is no one better at doing just that than Santa. The other day, I saw a picture of myself sitting [...]

By |2016-11-07T14:44:53-05:00 |Blog|1 Comment

Five Year Old Uses American Sign Language to Steal the Show.

American Sign Language Sings Loudly at a Holiday Concert Claire Koch entertains with American Sign Language The first language of a five year old girl named Claire Koch is American Sign Language. She is not deaf, but her two parents are. During her school holiday concert, Claire surprised her parents and the entire assembly by signing the songs. She absolutely stole the show. The Kidmunication Point At Kidmunicate, we say that communication is a gift, some are born with it and some need a lift. As a pediatric speech pathology clinic, we typically see parents lifting the spirits [...]

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A Super Mom Rachel Coleman and Sign Language

This Mom Learned American Sign Language for Her Daughter It's Mother's Day, so I wanted to highlight a super mom named Rachel Coleman. Rachel helped her daughter Leah, who is deaf, to communicate with confidence. After Rachel learned about Leah's disability, she quickly jumped into action because she knew that early intervention was so important to long term success. Rachel learned sign language and with the help of a speech therapist taught it to her daughter. Sign language opened up the world Leah's world started to open up. There were a few kids in Leah's class who knew a few signs [...]

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