Sign Language

The educational center is proud to announce the new project on learning sign language!

Let’s take a few moments to put ourselves in the place of a young child: a world of grown-ups surrounds us, however much we try to express that our stomachs are empty by singing, crying and then screaming, none of these people surround us does not clearly understand what our request is. The first adult tries to give me water, the second changes my diaper. But no, no and no! I am hungry ! This brief scenario is a common experience for a young child who does not have access to language. Thus, sign language allows them to express primary needs in order to limit the rise of frustration. Because, during the expression of each of his frustrations linked to primary needs (hunger, thirst, sleep, the need for security, etc.), a slew of emotions grows in the body and takes longer to heal. appease than to manifest. By offering the child signs that are easy to grasp and repeat, we allow him to express himself and make himself understood by everyone around him. This is reassuring and reassuring for a child, we thus reduce crying, fears and the accumulation of stress which, repeatedly, has a harmful impact on the overall development of the child. Sign language is a support for the development of oral language. Indeed, each sign is mimed and named orally. The hands are placed close to the face when we sign allowing the child to see the expression of our eyes, the shape of our mouth and the intonation of our voice when pronouncing a word. Often the latter is exaggerated in its speech so that the child can grasp it.