Sign Language for ABA Therapy

Basic sign language and certain signs have been very helpful for ABA students to communicate. Many of these signs are simple and can be picked up easily by working with an ABA therapist or speech therapist.  By incorporating these signs into life at home, during therapy, and all other environments, a student can gain more independence and communicate needs more effectively.

Below are just a few of the most popular signs used throughout a child’s day for basic needs. However, there are many other signs that can be incorporated into a child’s routine. To learn other signs or about ASL, visit https://www.start-american-sign-language.com/basic-words-in-sign-language_html to learn more signs and watch videos of sign formation.

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