sign language: Auslan Makaton Key Word signing is Aileen Ryan's new blog, Aileen has run her business Hands Can Talk for some years, and it will be familiar to many families and professionals in NSW with an interest in people with disabilities such as Down syndrome. The Hands Can Talk website is currently undergoing extensive revision. It will be re-launched shortly, and linked from the blog, of course.
In the new blog, Aileen will post about issues to do with everyday use of sign, teaching and learning sign, and its use within education here in NSW. She can answer questions through reader comments, and debate can follow.
Aileen has many years of experience as a sign teacher, author, workshop presenter, and as the mother of four grown up children, including 16 yr old Elysha, who has Down syndrome.