Are you looking to teach ASL to your autistic child or in your homeschool? This new series of products features American Sign Language and was based upon our popular printable sign language flashcards. And it starts with these Write, Trace, and Sign Alphabet Flip Books.
Sign Language opened a door with my non-verbal autistic daughter. It was the first way that I was truly able to communicate with her. And while she has expanded to using PECS along with a communication device; sign language still remains important for us.
I am also using sign language with my younger daughter and as a way to help my daughters communicate with each other.
The first venture into this was set of Write, Trace, and Sign Alphabet Flip books.
How to Use the Write, Trace, and Sign Alphabet Flip Books
If you are just introducing letters, working on writing, or reviewing? These are for you! We will be using these as a foundation, of sorts, into our restructured afterschooling program with Sweet B. I have to make the program fit a variety of needs that balance between:
- Functional Life Skills
- Functional Academic Skills
- IEP Goals
One thing that I’ve wanted to work on with her more is writing and fine motor.
She does not like it. At all.
Yes, she will sit down for an art activity. She might be okay with a craft.
But the actual writing? She’s just not a fan.
This also means introducing more sensory based activities in the future but for now, we’re starting with the first piece of her Academic Skills binder.
While she has worked on the alphabet at school, I had always wondered if there was more that I could do at home.
So I figured to start with the basics and to incorporate what she already knows with some sign language. And if you’d like an introduction to the alphabet, check that out here:
Still not her favorite thing but we got there with hand-over-hand for the tracing. And then she circled the apple and did the A sign.
Now, her sister? She loved this too.
She took right to the tracing for the sentence and did the sign:
I hope that this is of use to you and if you should have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!