Signing Stories: Airplane’s and I Love You’s
We love hearing your Signing Stories, and we also love sharing them! This week we are sharing a story that doesn’t necessarily have to do with a child signing, but it’s still a great way to show how teaching your child ASL can help in other ways. A follower, Bill, wrote to us about his Grandson Seamus who is generally nonverbal and physically not able to sign, but this story about what happened warmed our hearts!
“My Grandson, almost 7 yo, has CP. When he was about 1 yo, I would sit at the computer with him and we found this page. Recently and finally, he has gotten an eye-gaze reader. The other night his Aunt was reading some stories with him on the reader. When it was time for her to leave, she said “I love you”. He looked on the reader but couldn’t find “I love you” but he did find AIRPLANE. It took her until the next morning to figure out why he said airplane but realized it was close enough!!!”
You see, the sign for Airplane, uses the ‘I Love You’ hand shape! Isn’t that sweet? We are so happy to hear things like this, and that even in small ways, ASL can help with non verbal hearing children of all ages!
Thank you, Bill for sharing! If you have a Signing Story, we’d love to hear it. You could also be featured on our blog!