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Speech Language Pathologist
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Enrollment & Registration
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Register now for Spring Sign, Say and Play-(8 weeks)
Click highlighted link to register for any class online. Please contact wendysigns@gmail .com for any questions.
Begins April 11th, 11:15 AM
Location: Little Beans Cafe
Begins April 13th-Saturdays, 12:15 PM
Location: Be By Baby
Host your own Class or Private Consultation
Don’t see a workshop or class that fits with your schedule? Pick a time that works for you and host a Sign, Say and Play class or private consultation in your home. Private consultations cost $100 for an hour session for 1 family or sign up with a friend for $50 per family.
BeeBo™ the Baby Signs® Bear Birthday Party Packages
Babies and toddlers love BeeBo™ the BABY SIGNS® Bear! Whether your baby and his/her friends have already been signing or not, they will enjoy the fun songs and signs they will learn. Perfect for your little one's first or second birthday!
It’s BeeBo’s birthday too and his birthday wish is to spend it with you! Wendy & BeeBo™ will help you celebrate with some classic songs that use gestures, like The Itsy Bitsy Spider, I’m a Little Tea-Cup, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and of course, Happy Birthday! We'll also sing special BABY SIGNS® songs & play games to help guests learn the signs for: HAPPY, ICE CREAM, CAKE, CANDLE, BALLOON, HAT, GIFT, PLEASE & THANK YOU.
$100 or customize your party with favors and decorations for an additional charge.
What are parents saying about our classes?
"the best way to learn baby sign!! " By becky martinez on Sunday, July 18, 2010 This is class is a must! Wendy is amazing-she made the class fun for both my kids and myself! It's the perfect length of time. It's a great mix of music, hands on play, story and parent discussion. The class size was small so everyone got attention and it wasn't overwhelming for anyone. There was a range of ages so even though my little ones weren't yet signing (only 9 months old) it was really cool to see the older kids doing it! I'm so glad we did it! http://www.chicagoparent.com/resources/baby/organizations/baby-signs-by-wendy-auffant
"Great class" By Shelly on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 I just finished taking the Baby Signs class with Wendy and my 18mth old daughter. The only regret is that we didn't do it sooner. Makenna already had a few key signs prior to the course so I was hesitant to take the course because I wasn't sure how much we would get out of it. I was pleasantly surprised, the signs Wendy focused on were signs that you encounter on a daily basis and her knowledge not only of signing but also childhood language development was so comforting. Makenna absolutely loved the pace of the class, the songs and especially Bee-Bo. I would recommend this class to anyone intersted in being able to better communicate with your young one!
"My Baby Can Sign!!!" By Valerie, Annabelle's mom on Monday, June 28, 2010
We LOVED this class! I read the Baby Signs book before signing up for the class. The book is great, but it cannot compare to taking the class with such a knowledgeable instructor. I cannot believe how much we learned (not just my baby, but me as well). My daughter was about 9-10 months old when we took the class. She started to pick up on the signs in the last 3 weeks of class, but she enjoyed the songs and activities throughout the entire 6-week session. Wendy is a wonderful instructor. She is enthusiastic about what she is teaching, and it shows. She is extremely patient and easy going. She has a mellow disposition which is appealing to the little ones. You can see how the infants respond to her, and that helps keep their attention. She offers her perspective both as a language specialist and as a parent. The class format is extremely conducive to learning for the target age group. Lots of age appropriate toys and activities are available throughout the class period to keep the little ones occupied. Also, for very active babies (like mine), we are able to still learn and conduct the class productively while the babies explore all the "stations" Wendy sets up. The worksheets we receive from each class are extremely useful both in and out of class. I was able to share the information with my husband so he could learn to sign as well. The worksheets are easy to follow and include fun songs and illustrations to help parents learn. Finally, my daughter really enjoys signing. She is now 12 months, and she has shown us more than 15 signs. At this point, she uses about 8 on a regular basis. We have been fairly consistent with certain signs we practice or use often. However, she picked up more than I realized from the class we took. I had been doing a few signs for my daughter that I learned from reading the book since she was about 6 months old. Her first sign wasn't until she was 10 months old. Surprisingly to me, her first sign was not one that I had been practicing for months. It was "light", which we learned in our second Baby Signs class with Wendy. She also picked up on other signs that we learned in class that I never really emphasized at home or practiced with her. One day, I asked her if she wanted to take a bath and she did the sign for bath on her own (I had never practiced that sign with her outside of class). I highly recommend Sign, Say and Play or any Baby Signs class with Wendy Auffant. They are exceptional classes and your baby will have fun playing and learning the signs (as will you)!!!http://www.chicagoparent.com/resources/baby/organizations/baby-signs-by-wendy-auffant
Sign up with a friend and you both receive 10% off!
In the Know
These helpful sites will allow you to connect with other parents and find resources about communicating with your baby.
Where can I go to chat with other parents about the benefits of Baby Signs®?
What research is available about how my baby communicates?
What are the stages of language development in children?
Is there an online site where I can see video of specific ASL signs?
Signing in the News
The links below will help you investigate using sign language with your baby.
How will teaching my baby to sign reduce frustration for both of us?
CBS News (article w/ video)
How can teaching my baby to sign give him/her a head start?
Can teaching my baby to sign increase his/her IQ?
ABC News (article)
Will using sign language with my baby delay his/her speech?
MSNBC News (article)