This morning Dot Sign Language teacher Paul Dench taught the first of three British Sign Language sessions at Disability Initiative in Camberley. Disability Initiative is a charity that specialises in the provision of services to adults with complex physical disabilities and acquired brain injury. They specialise in providing care and rehabilitation to individuals through a variety of activities, accredited educational courses and therapies.
Two of their staff are learning BSL and are themselves teaching some signs to the people who attend the centre. They asked Paul to run some sessions, and it was extremely valuable to have a Deaf BSL user and qualified teacher with them. Paul started with discussing communication with all deaf people, then focused on signs for meeting and greeting as well as fingerspelling. Everyone enjoyed practising the signs and learning a visual language.
Paul is looking forward to the next session. Thanks to Amanda and Rachel for organising and facilitating the session.
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