Tyler, Sign Language Teacher
By Amy Jacobberger, Guest Blogger
Our son, Tyler has Down syndrome and speech apraxia. To complicate his learning curve, he was born with conductive hearing loss. He is unable to speak. Sign language has been the primary tool for his daily communication and education.
Tyler first learned signs when he was 2 years old. As a youngster, he used basic signs but as he has matured he has been learning the alphabet and numbers as well. He is able to communicate in more complete sentences now. Having sign language in his toolbox has been invaluable. He is a quick study and teaches us new signs everyday!
Amy Jacobberger, is a parent, disability advocate and GraceSigns board member. She is learning sign language from her son who is an excellent teacher. He demonstrates many more signs in the Sign Me A Story app, available on Android and Apple.