Thursday, October 16, 2008

Choir Captain

Life continues to take me by surprise. The other day my daughter told me she was co-captain of the school choir this year. Choir captain? My deaf daughter is captain of the choir? Huh. I readily admit that the implant works well, but singing is definitely NOT her strong suit. I asked her music teacher how this came to be. She told me that ANY child who wanted to be part of choir deserved to be in it in elementary school. She also told me that my daughter was turning out to be an invaluable asset. How is that? My daughter is now teaching all the kids to sign all the songs. And as those of us who are proponents of both speech and signing have seen, learning the sign actually helps learn the speech. These kids are learning the songs better because they are also SEEING the words. It is also helping them focus and settle. Signing the songs is getting more of their brains engaged during the practice.

You Go Girl!

6 comments:

mishkazena said...

Hey, that's great. Even better, the other classmates are learning ASL. How wonderful!

Pls do tell your daughter I say congrats!

Dave said...

Amazing! Your daughter is inspiring!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome!

Jen

Anonymous said...

Whoa!!!!!

More and more evidence that American Sign Language truly benefits children who can hear!

The more children learn ASL, and the deaf kids will be fully integrated with the community who signs!

Just like Martha's Vineyard!

Best,
Amy Cohen Efron

kim said...

You must be so proud! I bet you never thought you'd see the day your Deaf daughter became caption of the choir. hahaha!

Kel said...

That is absolutely awesome!!!