Originally Posted by InnocentOdion
Hmm. Maybe that's what I should do then.
I think I should drop it, too. Wife seems to think that if I drop my voice she won't understand what I'm saying. Apparently the "Baby Bop" club my wife has been to a few times, said you should never not use your voice because "it could damage their learning".
Arses to 'em, do you think so too?
However, I don't want to have my daughter so much better in BSL that her English suffers; got to find a decent balance. Mind you she should pick up spoken English in school shouldn't she? Everyone's been telling me to stop signing to her because her speaking is behind, but they can't seem to understand her speech is behind because she had an operation on her tongue (if she didn't have, she would have been mute).
Just curious, what is the ASL (and hopefully BSL) sign for "mute" and "quiet"?
Those people at your wife's Baby Bop are listening to old and outdated myths. It wont damage her learning nor her English will suffer if u drop your voice. My son just learned to count thru ASL without voice. He is learning the concept of numbers just fine.
Many CODAs learn ASL without voice during their first few years of their lives and many adult CODAs are very fluent in both languages.
U can go to ASLPRO.com to look for the signs for those two words. I suck at describing signs.