Signed Stories

Leanne is a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf based in the UK who was looking for resources to direct her children to during Covid-19 lockdown. She realised that there were not many that children in her class would be able to access as they were either totally oral with no subtitles or full BSL which was difficult for deaf children without fluent BSL language models to access. So she created signed stories using Total Communication which is the communication approach used in her school setting. This approach combines speaking in grammatically correct English sentences but using a mixture of BSL signs, Sign Supported English (SSE) and gesture to complement the spoken word. This way BSL is made accessible to all children to enjoy, whether they are D/deaf, hard of hearing or not.