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How sign language has benefited my toddler

In today’s video I am sharing with you why I decided to learn sign language with my family and how it has been beneficial for my son Harry.

Harry is deaf, but wears a cochlear implant. Even though he can hear with his hearing technology, and we communicate orally, we also use sign language with him. 

3 benefits of sign language for communicating with toddlers

1. It is a fast way to communicate with your baby

Even little babies can pick up sign language, so whether your child is deaf or hearing this can be a helpful tool!

2. It has really helped Harry with his speech

When Harry received his implants he was at the age where he should have been speaking, but couldn’t so we would use signs to communicate. We would say the word as we did the sign, which helped Harry pick up on what was being said.

Read more: Learning Sign Language with a Baby or Toddler

3. It is valuable for everyone

I know that learning sign language has benefited Harry and I and I think it is an amazing skill for any child or adult to have.

We are so happy with our decision to learn sign language. It has been another great way of communicating that has helped us in many ways!

Do you use sign language with your deaf baby? Do you have any learning tips? Let me know in the comments, or follow me on YouTube

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Lucie Herridge
Lucie is a lifestyle blogger and mother living in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

She is the mother of Harry, 4 years old, who is profoundly deaf and a bilateral user of cochlear implants from Advanced Bionics. She loves to drink tea, cozy nights with her family and go on Pinterest!

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