Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


2 - Preparing Your Child for School-Entry

Simple hand signals

Practice a few simple hand signals that your child, the teacher, and classmates can use to convey a message without disrupting the flow of conversation or drawing too much attention to your child's hearing loss. You can use sign language or create your own signals.

Below are some examples of common messages for which you may want to develop signals:
  • I can't hear you
  • It's too loud in here
  • Move closer, then speak
  • Speak up, please
  • Did you understand what I said?
  • Look your friend/teacher in the eyes, please
The box below describes easy hand signals for some common messages.

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