Sue's Tiny Signers

American Sign Language for Hearing Babies,Toddlers & Adults

Testimonials

                    

                                   Sue's Tiny Signers 

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"The songs were great, Alayna loved these! And the bucket of toys was a big help!"  ~Kerrianne & Alayna- Franklin, PA

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"This is a very good educational tool to use with my 1 year old daughter. She has gained great communication skills by doing sign. We love it!" ~ Cori & Jovi - Cochranton, PA

 

 

 

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  "The practice, practice, practice is so great! The atmosphere was perfect and Sue's patience and gentle spirit makes learning fun! It was never overwhelming - Thanks!'" ~ Ashley & Malachi - Franklin, PA

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"Thank you for teaching me sign language. My mommy thinks I am so cute when I sign 'more please!'" ~ Christine & Hope - Dillsburg, PA

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"Our son. Logan is 19 months old. He can sign upwards of 100 signs now. We had just emptied out most of the water in our fish tank because we were moving. The tank was on the floor with all the fish & the plants still in it. Logan looked in the tank & signed: fish, help, tree, fall down. It was neat to see him express his concern for the fish" ~ Rachel & Logan- Salt Lake City, UT

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"I have been using the Sign with Your Baby program to teach my daughter from about 6 1/2 months old. She is now 13 1/2 months and she does about 40 signs. She strings together 2 and 3 signs regularly to get the message across.  She wans to know the sign for everything! She can tell me just about anything." ~ Monta - San Diego, CA

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"I appreciated how well you worked with the kids. You were really good with them. I feel Regan and Kendal really benefited from the class." ~ Ron- Meadville, PA

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"I don't do recommendations very readily, but... I am totally comfortable about recommending the work of Mr. Garcia (Sign with Your Baby) I have followed it for several years now, and recommend it to our parents who use it with great success. He is obviously a pioneer, totally dedicated.  ~Dr. Burton White

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"My 14-month old was having breakfast & was frustrated - pointing & grunting at the table, trying to tell me that he wanted something for which he did not know a sign.

  Eventually, he signed 'hat' which is an odd thing to see at the breakfast table. But I looked down at the things on the table, trying to find a hat, or something that  resembled a hat.  The light bulb went on for me. I handed him the Tupperware container.  That's what he wanted.  I was astonished.. I didn't think a 14 month old could generalized that much, nor did I think my child could possibly expect me to figure out what he wanted!" ~ Richard - Campbell, CA

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"Thank you for sharing your passion for children and for signing! Our kids loved you and learned a lot. We are having fun with signing!  ~Kelly -Meadville, PA 

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"This is a time when the brain is growing very rapidly. It is too precious a time to waste. That's what I like about the idea of signing very young. We know from research and observation that the major way children learn is kinesthetically, through movement, through touch, through experience... signing is that kind of experience!  ~Dr. Martha Bullock Lamberts

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"I was reluctant at first but then saw how much fun it was and now I am so glad we came to the class!  ~Justin - Conneaut Lake, PA

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"Blaze and I enjoyed class so much! We really looked forward to Tuesday nights. We enjoyed our time afterwards learning signs at home too! The question of the day was nice to relate to other parents and socialize!  ~Lindsey- Cochranton, PA

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"I loved hearing the stories and benefits of signing and meeting other moms and dads.  And most of all I enjoyed watching Riley do all the signs she learned!  ~Lindsey- Conneaut Lake, PA

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American Sign Language Classes

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  "I liked how we mixed Deaf Culture into learning Sign Language! It was interesting to watch the videos on the controversial issue of implants because it's not something I would typically think about." ~ Gifted Program Student, Sign II- Meadville, PA

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  "I really enjoy learn sign. I feel that it helps me to gain a better understanding of the Deaf Culture. I thought the class was very well taught. Add a Sign III!" ~ Gifted Program Student, Sign II- Meadville, PA

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 "I thought all of the signs were very useful and the games were fun!  I definitely want to learn more in college!"    ~ Mara - Cochranton, PA

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  "I liked that all of our questions were answered; even if they were off topic!  I liked being able to form sentences with the knowledge of what we had learned already - so that we could interpret each others sentences."  ~ Alicia - Meadville, PA 

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"I feel so blessed to have been in your sign class! Thanks for being so patient  with me. I loved your class and feel like I have learned so much. I don't want to stop!" ~ Sheri - Dallastown, PA

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"I enjoyed learning new signs in a small class setting. The class provided much laughter and was good for reducing stress. It was a comfortable environment where I could rebuild on what I already knew!"   ~ Christie - Cochranton, PA

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"I enjoyed being free to ask and repeat questions."   ~ Ron, Meadville, PA

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   "I really enjoyed learning! It was so cool to learn without worrying about doing it wrong! You made it feel very easy for us! The non-judgemental and very understanding atmosphere helps us to learn more. Thanks!"   ~ Kandy, Meadville PA

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 Sue, I have really appreciated all of the fun we have had in class. Learning sign was most interesting and fun with you. Thanks for all of the hard work and dedication you gave to us!"  ~ Leah - Dallastown, PA

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"I have really enjoyed taking this class. Sue did a wonderful job helping us absorb the vocabulary and exposing us to the Deaf Culture. I am hoping my limited understanding of sign language will help me in the elementary schools as I sub next school year." ~ Kelly - Dallastown, PA

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"Sue, you have been a wonderful sign language teacher. I didn't know my aging brain could hold so much! Thank you!"                   ~ Lisa - Dallastown, PA

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"Sue, Thanks for all you've taught me and the time and energy you have spent. You have been an awesome teacher and colleague." ~ Jessica - Dallastown, PA

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"Sue, Thank you for helping me survive sign language. You made it educational, fun & interesting." ~ Nancy, Dallastown, PA

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"No pressure! Even though I attended all classes, there was no pressure from Sue ore classmates if you missed a sign. No question was stupid. I enjoyed paperwork activities that I could do at home. Most enjoyable" ~Karen- Meadville, PA

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"So sorry to hear you will be leaving us! The IU and Dallastown is losing a terrific teacher! Best of luck in your new home and as you teach sign classes there!" ~Barb - Dallastown, PA

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"I liked the relaxed pace, yet I still felt like I learned a lot in a in a short amount of time. I found the quizzes were very helpful...they helped me to realized what I needed to work on."    ~ Shari - Chambersburg, PA

 

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 "The atmosphere was so relaxed, I liked having the opportunity to get to know the instructor as well as the other class members. It felt like family!"  ~ Rosie - Cochranton, PA

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"I found it hard to stay focused totally on Sue for long periods of time. I realized that deaf students must do this all day long to survive in the hearing world. It gave me a new perspective on the Deaf and their culture. I now hope I will be more aware of the deaf students in my classroom and try to incorporate some of what I learned into my teaching." ~ Anonymous (Adult sign Class)

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"Susan Stephenson did an excellent job. She shared wonderful insights into what her job and classroom are like. I commend her energy and efforts. She is a valuable teacher!"  ~Anonymous

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"I found it hard to stay focused totally on Sue for long periods of time. I realized that deaf students must do this all day long to survive in the hearing world. It gave me a new perspective on the Deaf and their culture. I now hope I will be more aware of the deaf students in my classroom and try to incorporate some of what I learned into my teaching." ~ Anonymous (Adult sign Class)

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"Susan Stephenson did an excellent job. She shared wonderful insights into what her job and classroom are like. I commend her energy and efforts. She is a valuable teacher!"  ~Anonymous

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 "It was real. My favorite part was start to finish!  A suggestion: that they don't end!"  ~ Mike - Chambersburg, PA

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 "I enjoyed having a small class. It was good to practice signing together!"  ~ Debby- Chambersburg, PA

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 "The class was done at a great pace and I really enjoyed it! Sue is a great teacher!"   ~ Kristin, Dallastown, PA

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"A little over three years, I was finally given the opportunity to start studying sign language-for real (learning sign from a person is vastly different - and easier- than learning from a book. I just completeed my third sign language class with Sue and I am learning a lot." ~ Christie, Guys Mills, PA

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"Sue's attitude and encouragement was great. the signs are usable. I feel way more confident.  It was a good pace, lots of review, fun activities and quizzes were helpful and motivating. Can't wait for Sign II!"   ~ Jayme, Meadville, PA

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"We had the opportunity to review & learn new signs each week. I liked the pace of the class and that it was fun. Sue was so patient while we learned. I also liked learning about the Culture and gaining more understanding. ~ Danielle, Meadville, PA

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 "Being able to express myself through my hands and passing that along to my students is my favorite part!"  ~ Frieda- Chambersburg, PA

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