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