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Jane Lashmar
18 April 2015

Title     Rainbow Signs

 

Narrator

Rainbow Guide Leader – Narrator - Demonstrator

 

Situation

After school activity

12 Rainbow Guides aged 5-7 (pre Brownies) meeting in school hall early evening

Myself and 2 other adult leaders

My younger daughter was signing due to speech delay -Others in group had expressed desire to learn due to this

 

 

Task

Awareness of people who sign for communication.  Ultimate goal of signing the close of meeting prayer by whole group

 

Actions

  • Visit to group by lady with a hearing dog – she was also a signer whose spoken speech was quite challenging to follow
  • Introduction of a couple of different signs each week  - thank you/cat/dog
  • Watching dvd of childrens songs that were also signed – with no sound
  • Gradual build up of prayer week by week
  • Visit to group by my daughters  speech therapist

 

Results

  • Consider objectives to have been met and exceeded – everyone in group was able to sign alphabet and closing prayer
  • Rainbows went on to fundraise to buy more dvds and toys for children who needed them

 

Reflections

Rewarding experience – skills for life although they have only just realised it

Differentiation needs to be considered whatever the level you are working at

Tasks need to be appropriate to students

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