We at Arizona Total Immersion have been imparting training in American Sign Language for several years. American Sign Language has been around since the beginning of the nineteenth century as a means of communication between hearing disabled people. We cater to the younger age group to help them cope with their disability and give them a tool for communications.
Our experts will help guide you to find out whether your babies need to be taught American sign language or not. Some kids tend to show signs of hearing disability in the earlier years but slowly overcome these problems as time goes on. With the help of American Sign Language, these kids will not be left behind and can communicate freely with their parents about anything under the sun.
Teaching ASL To Young Kids
Teaching young kids require a great deal of patience. Our experts are here to help you teach your kids the basics of American Sign Language. It can get frustrating at times, but it will be worth it when you can finally understand what your child is trying to tell you. All the staff at Arizona Total Immersion has undergone specialised training to equip them with the abilities to work with very young children and handle frustrated parents. Walk into our office to find out more.
Counselling For The Parents
Most parents are at a loss when they realise that their child might be suffering from hearing impairments issues. Our in-house counsellors can help them get to grip with this news and show them that it is not the end of the world. Parents are also encouraged to learn American Sign Language with their kids so that they communicate freely once their child picks up the nuances of ASL. We also hold group sessions where parents can interact with other parents in similar situations, creating a support system for them. This can help them in the long run, as they come across different issues as the kids grow older.
Children With Special Needs
Usually, kids start uttering anywhere between one year to two years. Once they get started, they pick up more new words and keep adding to their vocabulary until they are ready to form full sentences by the time they are three years old. Unfortunately, some children might tend to lag in this arena even if they do not seem to have any hearing impairments. In such cases, a consultation with a medical expert can help determine the issue. In most special needs kids, doctors recommend teaching them ASL at a young age, so that they can have a conversation. This helps them convey their emotions and feelings and also overcome the issue of limited attention.
At the end of the day, we at Arizona Total Immersions are available to help you deal with this situation to make the transition as easy as possible. Our staff will equip you with different tools according to the requirement of the kids needs to make it easier to communicate with them. So have patience and take a deep breath, you will soon be speaking to your child in a new language!