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Family Sign Language Edinburgh (0-8 years)

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Edinburgh Marriott

111 Glasgow Road

Edinburgh

EH12 8NF

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Family Sign Language is the perfect opportunity for families who are interested in exploring sign language to support their deaf child. Covering everyday topics including food, daily routines, and feelings, our experienced tutors help you to develop visual communication and signing skills to use at home with your deaf child.

If you have a deaf child aged 0-8 years in your family, join us for our free six-session course in Edinburgh. Deaf children and siblings aged 5+ are invitied to learn alongside you in our fun-packed sessions, whilst those aged 0-4 are having just as much fun at our onsite childcare facility.

Families should attend all six sessions, which take place on:

- 21 and 28 January

- 18 and 25 February

- 18 and 25 March

Sessions run from 10am - 12.30pm, and are relaxed and informal. You'll even be given handy resource packs to help you practice at home!

We have limited spaces available, so book now - we're already looking forward to seeing you there!


FAQs

Is this course for people who want to sign full-time?

No - Family Sign Language is for any family with a deaf child aged 0-8 years who wants to explore signing. What you do with what you learn is up to you - some families choose to use sign alongside speech, others keep signing for particular situations like bath or bedtime, and some families do choose to go on and use sign as their main communication. We support you to make an informed choice which is best for you, your deaf child, and your family.


What happens at sessions?

Children aged 0-4 years will be booked into our onsite childcare facility for the duration of each session - if you feel that your child is ready to participate in a 2.5 hour session, please get in touch to discuss, as we are always happy to consider exceptional cases. Deaf children and siblings aged 5+ are invited to participate in sessions alongside you; however, if you feel that your child would be better placed in our childcare facility please get in touch. Children and adults participate in the same group, and you are responsible for your child(ren) at all times during each session.


Do we need to attend all six sessions?

Ideally, yes - we know that life gets in the way sometimes, particularly when you have a young child; however, to make the most of the course, and to help you learn, we strongly recommend you attend the full course.

Whilst we are proud to offer courses to families for free, the cost of delivering a course is high. We want to ensure that every penny of our funding from Big Lottery Fund is spent supporting families like yours - help us to do this by attending the events you sign up to.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is provided at the Marriott Hotel. There are several bus routes which stop close to the venue.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No - once we have your booking, we'll know to expect you.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

If you need to change your booking, please let us know. Your tutor will teach you to fingerspell your name and the names of those in your family - it helps if they know names in advance!

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