Signalong

At Kingfisher we use Signalong as part of a Total Communication Approach.

Signalong has a large range of vocabulary and is very user friendly! The key point of Signalong is to use sign and speak together. At Kingfisher we sign with the children throughout their school day using signs and speech to communicate key information.  For example if we are cueing the children in to dinner time we would sign and say ‘dinner time’ not “it is time now for us to go to dinner” – this gives the children a visual cue alongside key words, minimizing the amount of verbal language that needs to be processed.

At Kingfisher we are constantly using core vocabulary with the children to support their language development and then through each of our topics we introduce new signs and language, which extends their vocabulary further.  We also have two “Signs of the Week” which helps maintain and extend key knowledge and skills of everyday vocabulary.