My Smart Hands with Angie

Burlington, Hamilton and Surrounding Areas

The clownsAngie has had an interest in American Sign Language (ASL) from an early age; she was one of the only Girl Guides in her unit to get her American Sign Language badge.  A few years ago she decided to continue her education in American Sign Language and got her American Sign Language Certificate from Mohawk College.

When Angie’s daughter was born in 2009 she decided to teach her daughter ASL as a second language.  Angie had done lots of reading about all of the benefits of teaching babies ASL and since she already knew the language it would make it that much easier to apply to their lives.  She enlisted the participation of her immediate family.  They were skeptical at first but willing to try.  She taught them 10 basic signs to use when around her daughter.

By the time her daughter was 11 months old she could sign almost 20 words and speak over 50!  There was no frustration in the communication between her and any of the family members.  Those skeptics by the way were won over when they saw her daughters communication skills and continually ask for more signs.

Having seen firsthand how effective teaching a child ASL can be Angie decided to pass on that knowledge to other parents.  She is very passionate about teaching others how to better communicate with their children before they can even speak.  It is an amazing feeling to see the children sign their first word and know that they understand you and vice versa!

To contact Angie regarding private lessons or group classes or any other questions, email her at

 or register for Burlington Area classes here or Hamilton classes here.

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