One of the classes offered at the Pregnancy Help Center in Fort Worth is Baby Sign Language (call for dates and times 817-560-2226).
Georgina Niemeyer, a Baby Signing Time instructor, takes the class through a series of signs that can be shared with a young baby or child. Words such as eat, milk, please, more, mommy and daddy are shown. She stresses this should not replace speaking to a child who can hear, but can be used as an additional tool to communicate, especially during the time before a child speaks clearly. A child understands the signs long before he/she learns to use them and even a child of six months old will begin to recognize the hand gestures. For a child who can use even limited sign language, it can alleviate some of the frustrations that comes when his or her needs are misunderstood.
Georgina recommends the Baby Signing Time video series.
The Pregnancy Help Center opened its doors in July 1986, It was founded by a group of concerned citizens in the Fort Worth community who saw a need to provide information and counsel to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Today, the PHC ministers to the whole woman, her children and her family. Through our various programs, PHC endeavors to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the women in our community.