FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  What ages are your stories geared towards?

A:  The target ages would be 3-10 years, however some students are as young as 2 years and as old as… well, I know senior citizens that enjoy watching, signing, and learning! The answer to this question is…KIDS OF ALL AGES!

Q:  How many signs will my child learn and will they remember them?

A:  I will be presenting hundreds of signs told in my funny stories throughout the series of eBooks and video App.  Every child learns at a different pace and has varying cognitive abilities, but I know that you will be amazed how fast they catch the words. Many sign words describe the word with hand actions…makes it easy to remember, especially when used in a fun story.

Q:  Your stories are so funny and my child keeps repeating your jokes and phrases. Why do they work with my child?

A:  I know from teaching over 30 years how kids think and how to help them learn. If your child has fun learning the stories, jokes and songs, they will remember faster and retain the information longer.

Imagination is extremely important key to learning, no matter the learning style of the student, no matter what age. Who doesn’t like a good story?

Please check out my Positive Repetition page.

Q:  Are you teaching American Sign Language -ASL?

A:  Yes, however the majority of my students are hearing and I believe that younger hearing children develop better speaking and reading skills if sign language is taught in a linear, Signed English syntax. True ASL sentences are not signed in the same order as spoken or written sentences.

Please check out this link –  Sign Language Benefits page.

Q:  What is “Positive Repetition” style of teaching?

A:  Your child will learn more each time they read or watch the stories.

  • A young child will enjoy being read the story and copying the character’s signs. They will catch several of the words each time.
  • As a child gets older, they will be able to read it to themselves and learn to sign the words on each page.
  • The older kids can read, sign, and remember all the sign words and be able to use them outside of the book.

Repetition is good – each time they watch a story, the more sign words they will remember.

The more your child practices, the better they will become!

Q:  Will my child be able to talk to deaf people?

A:  I can only imagine that most people in the Deaf community would be happy to sign with your child, but please be courteous when asking a stranger to talk with your child.

 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please write me – thank you for your input! Positive, helpful Q&A’s will be posted here.  Mr.C