Monday, July 26, 2010
Signs, Signs Everywhere A Sign
Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate
Woodcroft (Westmount) Public Library Terminal #XI
July XXVIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I strongly encourage parents II bring their kids up to age III here on Thursdays during the summer David. At 10:15AM, EPL offeres a singing, signing & learning class. Especially helpful IV kids with learning and auditory disabilities. As well as their parents &/or guardians. If a child cannot communicate orally at all times, then giving them the option of signing their needs, such as in the case with a deaf child or a child who is a low functioning autistic is very smart.
Maybe the kids will be able II speak English & be only unilingual & maybe they will not. My deaf Uncle Gary & his wife Janice taught their kids II sign at a young age. The kids who can both hear normally are 100% bilingual in sign language. So I would encourage all kids and their family's to start out with these courses, with the evntual goal of the kids being able II take more advanced sign language courses at say the Alberta School IV The Deaf or some other facility. Its a handy thing II be able II do.