Treasure Valley Family Signing
About this pro
Having lived in the Treasure Valley for over 10 years, I teach Basic American Sign Language (based on the award winning Signing Time curriculum) to families & professionals of all ages. With a background in Music Therapy, I have been a musician/teacher for over 18 years in a myriad of different settings. These include (but are not limited too) psychiatric settings, medical settings, public/private/homes school settings, & nursing homes. One of my greatest joys in life is the honor of being a stay at home mom where I am using these skills to love on my two sons: Braydon (our 3 year old bio son) and Teshome (our 18 month old adopted son from Ethiopia) Having been signing since High School, it was quite natural for ASL to be the first language I introduced to both of my sons. Signing with my eldest son simply helped reap the rich benefits of signing with a hearing son. When we adopted our youngest son at 7 months old, signing not only became an invaluable tool for attachment but it also created a simpler common language for us to communicate, reducing frustration as we were able to meet the cycle of needs much quicker. As a Certified Master Signing Time Instructor I am passionate about helping other families harness the power of communication through ASL. I enjoy helping other families harness the power of communication through ASL.