This week I am going to list several sites related to the different communication paths a child and family can take.   Remember, the optimal goal for children is LITERACY and LANGUAGE so they are happy, successful adults.   Beginnings does not advocate for one or another method-what’s right for your family is what’s right for your family.

Today: Last, but not least, Total Communication-using sign language vocabulary and spoken English.

Young lady (deaf/hard of hearing) using sign language and spoken language.

A mom and son using Total Communication (also good for a smile since the child is obviously not performing because the video camera was there!)

And a teacher is using Total Communication in the classroom.