Lamh: Sign Language

In St Audoen’s NS we are learning sign language.  This is a Whole School effort and includes everyone!


We learn two new signs every Friday during assembly. A number of our staff have been trained in Lámh.This special way of communicating ensures that we can involve everyone in our school and encourages us to live by our core values especially Empathy and Encouragement. We are empowering our students to communicate effectively using in different methods

Why use Lámh?

  • The person can see as well as hear what is being communicated.

  • Signing naturally encourages people to slow down a little so there is more time to work out the message.

  • Successful communication is very rewarding, and encourages further attempts to communicate.

  • It encourages eye contact and attention to movement; skills that are important for speech development.

  • Research shows that the appropriate use of systems such as Lámh, can improve a person’s communication skills and may support the development of speech.

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