Author: Annette Butler

Author: Annette Butler

Specialist Support for Schools
5th January 2017 BSL Courses,BSL News,In Schools Project,Our Work Annette Butler

Specialist Support for Schools Specialist support for deaf children in schools and the people that work with them Specialist knowledge and experience to ensure children with hearing loss/deafness access all areas of the curriculum Classroom practice and strategies Providing BSL training to teachers and support staff Individual-led action plan and support packages Working together to

Signing Santa
10th December 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

Santa visited Middlesbrough’s Cleveland Centre where he met a hearing impaired deaf girl Mali. To make sure he definitely knew what to bring her for Christmas, Santa used sign language to ask what she wanted. Watch the video below to see Mali’s reaction.

Bonfire Night Safety
3rd November 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

Stay Safe on Bonfire Night ♦ Use gloves when you have sparklers ♦ Have a bucket of water or sand close by for sparklers ♦ Keep a safe distance from fires and fireworks ♦ Don’t keep fireworks near open flames ♦ Never return to a firework after it’s been lit, even if it doesn’t go off

Stay safe this Halloween
27th October 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

Halloween is fun but remember it’s important to stay safe. If you are trick or treating: Always go in a group or with an adult Take a torch with you If any sweets look like they have been opened or tampered with do not eat them Don’t walk on roads, stay on the pavement Stay

Stay Safe This Halloween
24th October 2016 BSL News,other Annette Butler

Halloween can be fun but it’s important to stay safe. Here are a few tips for trick or treaters! Never go Trick or Treating alone Plan your route before hand Make sure you stay in clearly visible areas Keep warm Don’t go into anyone’s house you don’t know Try using reflective tape or stickers. If

Tips for Deaf or hard of hearing bus users!
29th September 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

  Tips for Deaf or hard of hearing bus users! Do you find it difficult to communicate with the bus driver? Does the communication take too long and hold the bus up, making you feel embarrassed or frustrated? Do you get confused, get lost or get off in the wrong places? Do you get to

What’s the difference between Sign Language and Makaton?
8th June 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

What’s the difference between BSL and Makaton? Makaton is designed to be used to support spoken language, for people with learning or communication difficulties. Makaton is often used alongside speech to help aid children and adults with communication. It is common for people to eventually stop using signs as their speech develops. British Sign Language

Deaf Awareness Week 2016
2nd May 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

2 – 8th of May 2016 is Deaf Awareness Week.It’s a week dedicated to promoting inclusion and awareness of Deafness and Deaf culture. School of Sign Language resources linked to Deaf Awareness BSL Introduction How to communicate with a Deaf person Alphabet Some websites with additional information and various events NDCS The Buzz (NDCS) Age UK

Celebrating 10 Years in Business
Image 14th April 2016 BSL News,Our Work Annette Butler

We are very proud to say that the School of Sign Language has been in business for 10 years. The School of Sign Language was established by Debra Reynolds in April 2006 who was motivated by her drive and enthusiasm to break down barriers between Deaf and hearing communities. Following her own personal experiences, being

Entire Class Learn Sign Language for Deaf Student
11th February 2016 BSL News Annette Butler

A whole class in a Bosnian school has learnt Sign Language so that they can communicate with their deaf classmate, six-year-old Zejd Coralic. After noticing that he had started to become isolated, their teacher Sanela Ljumanovic decided to teach her class Sign Language to help Zejd. The students are all thriving learning the language and Zejd’s mother