Why Sign

As a profoundly Deaf person holding a Master’s Degree in Deaf Studies: Sign Language Teaching, I was brought in as an Expert Consultant to review and provide expertise on Sign Me Up for a Happy Home and I was very impressed by Elise’s level of detail and commitment to ensure the correct signs were included, and for bringing in an authentic perspective.  


This book is great for families who want to develop early communication access with their children with helpful illustrations and tips on every page. 


Colleen Farrell

Master’s Degree in Deaf Studies: Sign Language Teaching

ALSO HAVE A VIDEO SHE MADE ME - I shared with you! Definitely needs to be featured on the site! 

 

I also uploaded it on Youtube here is the link

 https://youtu.be/kVny-RGhmrg









Evidence shows that the use of baby sign language enhances and supports the development of spoken language.  It fosters communication in the family, and helps babies assign meaning to words.  In addition, Sign Me Up is as diverse and inclusive a parenting book as I have ever seen...critically important and relevant for our families today.  This book should be in every new or soon-to-be parent’s library!”  - Lori Taylor MD, Pediatrician









Hi  I’m a preschool speech language pathologist and I just wanted to thank you for creating this masterpiece!!! I’m a HUGE proponent of babies using sign and I’ve been directing all my parents with babies to your page and to buy your book!!! Thank you thank you for creating this much needed resource!!! 💕

 

MaryLynn Dodge  - Preschool Language Pathologist

 









I’ve been working for Head Start and Early Head Start for 9 years,  and I oversee the EHS program. It’s a home-based program where we serve the ages 0-3 and pregnant women. We are the parents coach, recognize the parent as the number 1 teacher in their child’s lives and help get them ready for preschool. We serve a majority of families that are low income. 

 

We use sign language as a tool for communication. It’s simply amazing! 

Ashley Bridges 

Elkhart Indiana








As a pediatric therapist, mother, and ASL speaker, I have to say, Elise did a great job on her Sign Me Up for a Happy Home book. It’s practical, inclusive, and easy to use. I’ll definitely be recommending it as a resource to my clients.”

 

-Bree Milani, MOT, OTR/L, C-NDT, Pediatric Occupational Therapist &

Co-Founder of Sprout & Thrive







“Elise’s Sign Me Up for a Happy Home book is a great resource for new parents who want to support language development and communicate with their babies earlier.”



-Bree Milani, MOT, OTR/L, C-NDT, Pediatric Occupational Therapist &

Co-Founder of Sprout & Thrive