We are thinking of offering Peer training to our more able students in a school for children with severe learning difficulties. The aim is to raise the visable use of sign in school and promote peer communication.
It would be as a lunch time voluntary club, so the emphasis has to be on fun.
Has any one done anything like this before and have you any tips
I run Signalong clubs in mainstream schools for pupils so that they can communicate with children who have communication difficulties and/or learning difficulties in their class. They have been very popular! Some of the pupils helped me to create a manual called Happy Hands - Signalong for School Aged Children. It is available to purchase from Signalong and covers signs more relevant to children and school. I am happy for you to get my email address from Signalong and contact me. I can run through some of the lesson plans. Pam
Post by Liz Beattie on Jun 22, 2011 11:46:35 GMT -5
Oh thank you that would be great, I will definitely email signalong and get your address. We are also hoping to run some signalong for sibling groups. That sounds something would be great for that project too.
Hi Pam- I would also be interested in the lesson plans as I run a Sing and signgroup every week at my local primary school (+ stories too). I don't want the group to go stale by using the same songs over and over! I also use the stories which you can download from www.communication4all.co.uk at a minimal price (£7.50 I think but don't quote me on that!) Kay