Irina Drytchak: Why I’ve set up Sign For All to support families using sign language

Posted on April 7, 2017

Hello, my name is Irina Drytchak and I am a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults).

I have set up a company called Sign For All.

Sign For All is a Family Sign Language service supporting deaf parents with hearing children and hearing parents with deaf children. Sign For All also supports hearing and deaf fathers, mothers and babies and any families interested in learning sign language.

See more in sign below:

The service includes home visits (1 hour sessions), video clips, workshops, father support groups, mother and babies and family events. The sessions explore a range of topics suitable to each family.

Sign For All was set up due to the struggles of communication within the household, to support in improving relationships and to remove barriers between parents and their child.

As a CODA I grew up in a deaf household and I communicated with my parents in British Sign Language – and I am grateful I was able to, whereas in some families they are unable to communicate and this makes it frustrating for the child and the parents.

We will be liaising with schools (UK & International), educational centres, parents, councils and social services in finding creative ways for families to learn.

On Saturday 8th April 2017, Sign For All will have an Open Day at Springfield Parish Centre, Chelmsford, CM1 6GX.

This will be a Easter special and is open to all families – whether you are deaf parents with hearing children, or hearing parents with deaf children. Or carers of deaf children and those interested in knowing more about the service.

Sign For All’s aim is to provide a positive service and support families within the community.

Contact details:
Instagram: sign_for_all
Facebook: Irinaa Drytchak

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