Families learn BSL for free!

Families learn BSL for free!
8th August 2011 No Comments Our Work soswdbmagic1


There is limited affordable provision for deaf children and their families to learn British Sign Language within the Lancashire area. Therefore, School of Sign Language set up a BSL level 1 course at Wensley Fold Children’s Centre on a Wednesday evening. This course was provided free to deaf families and 25 people attended.

The classes were offered to deaf children and young people, parents, their siblings, grandparents, friends and professionals. The vision was to provide accessible classes that involve all those connected with the lives of deaf children and young people through an informal, socially based group.

This level 1 course supported communication between families and enabled parents to share experiences. Research shows that providing BSL to deaf families at an early stage will reduce future feelings of isolation and mental health issues for deaf children and young people.

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