Signalong provides training and resources to assist those with communication difficulties and English as an additional language.
Signalong is a key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language and is used in spoken word order. It uses speech, sign, body language, facial expression and voice tone to reference the link between sign and word.
Unlike British Sign Language training or that provided by some other organisations, Signalong training focuses on developing communication skills rather than teaching blocks of signs, many of which will be quickly forgotten through lack of use.
Tutor Training is for those with experience of sign-supported communication who wish to train others. The tutor training course is a comprehensive 4/5 day programme for people who have experienced of signing in the context of learning difficulties, autism or the particular field in which they need to use augmentative communication.
Signalong externally accredits Signalong for Learner’s courses which are mapped to the Speech Language and Communication Needs Framework (SLCF). The Framework sets out the key skills and knowledge needed to support speech language and communication development.
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We are delighted to invite you to share access to our Sign Library, our database of sign descriptions. To create your account and explore the library click on the members button at the top of the page.
We would like to introduce you to Ruby. This resource has been produced by the Signalong team and we hope you enjoy following Ruby’s adventures as much as we do.
Text a sign request is an automated service available 24 hours a day. Text SIGN and the word or phrase to look up to 07446 462146.
Receive 4 free signs per month per user or subscribe to our unlimited service for a year for only £30.
Currently not available in the Isle of Man & the Channel Islands.