Ideas for Supporting the Lámh User
Build sign use into activities - introducing signs while shopping, at work or during coffee break provides a rich source of vocabulary and opportunity.
Use some signs in the kitchen while cooking dinner, e.g. food, open, fridge, fork, knife, hot, etc. The person may be using some other forms of AAC, e.g. a communication book that could be used along with sign.
Introduce topics of conversation using books, TV, internet. Watch a video of Maura and Barry having a chat using Lámh Chat Using Lámh
The best way to use signs is to include them in day-to-day activities and routines - this is much better than than having specific ‘Lámh time’, which can lead to having signs only being used during this set time.
Use the Lámh-a-Song DVD or Lámh Time App to practice and introduce new signs in a fun way!