Earlier this spring, Lisa had the pleasure of running a sign language for babies course for the Carleton Place Public Library. For 5 weeks, she met with a group of parents and their babies on Zoom for 45 minutes. Using books, games, and songs, Lisa taught the group how to get started using ASL with their children.
Heidi Sinnett, the Children’s Librarian, had this to say:
Each session was creative, easy to understand, and allowed everyone time to master the skills they felt would be most useful to their home environment.
To read all of Heidi’s kind words, click through to What Our Clients Say. Working with the library’s families was so much fun!
If you would like Lisa to run a program for your library or community organization, please contact us! Classes can be done live online, or in person. For questions or to schedule a session, please email Lisa@BlackBearHealingHome.com or call or text 613-558-3199.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new gift certificates. These gift cards can be used towards any of our services, including our prenatal ASL workshop and our sign language for babies classes. For a complete description of our services, click here.
These gift certificates make great baby shower gifts. They can be purchased directly from Lisa, or at Carousel in downtown Carleton Place.
This 45 minute workshop for pregnant people will introduce you to sign language. Research has shown that teaching your baby sign language will improve cognitive and emotional development. Signing from birth is doable, and this workshop will teach you how. We’ll cover the ASL signs that will get you started and discuss how to create an ASL routine with your baby. You’ll come away with specific strategies that you can use as soon as your baby is born. You’ll also be provided with resources to take home.
Our prenatal ASL workshop is $20 and gift certificates are available. Makes a great baby shower gift! Contact us to book a session by email at Lisa@BlackBearHealingHome.com or by phone and text at 613-558-3199.
Reduce frustration and jump-start communication! Join Lisa in Carleton Place at Under Pressure Coffee House and teach your baby how to sign.
October 29 and November 5, 12, and 19 from 10:15 am to 11 am. Registration required.
Email Lisa@BlackBearHealingHome.com to register or with questions
Lisa provided ASL services to a home daycare provider. Check out these kind words from Carolyn:
How many ASL teachers does it take to teach a Newfie ASL? One, if her name is Lisa Garrett, this girl had the patience of a saint, she is the kindest, most patient person I have ever met. My fingers wouldn’t stay or go where they were suppose to, my favourite sign is “again”, And Lisa would do it again and again, making sure I got it. Lisa is also very passionate about ASL and you can tell the moment you meet her. Thank you so much and I wish you the best of luck, Lisa.
Black Bear Healing Home is pleased to announce that Lisa is now a certified instructor with My Smart Hands. She will be teaching ASL classes to babies and their caregivers throughout Lanark County. The first session of classes will be held in Carleton Place. Stay tuned for dates.
Check out this video to see a signing baby in action.
My Smart Hands classes use 100% American Sign Language and include a signing manual for you to take home. Sign language allows babies to communicate with you, reducing your frustration and theirs. When your baby signs their first sign to you and you know exactly what it is they want, you will be amazed. Signing with your baby can provide a bonding experience that needs to be felt in order to be believed. ASL is also a language, and using American Sign Language with your baby means that you are giving your hearing child the gift of an additional language. Signing is for everyone! Sign early and sign often.
If you would like to be added to the ongoing wait list, phone Lisa at 613-558-3199 or email Lisa@BlackBearHealingHome.com.