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(6 Posts)
Phoenix4725 Wed 24-Jun-09 15:18:42

ds signed for orange told him ok he went got one then signed for me to open it but uses sign for open door for it had to laugh was tempted to knock on orange ask if anyone in

MatNanPlus Wed 24-Jun-09 15:22:41

sweet Phoenix

sphil Wed 24-Jun-09 22:18:06

grin. DS2 uses 'open' for absolutely everything he needs help with but can't find the word for. So we have
'open' while pulling at jumper (take it off)
'open' while pointing to a stone (throw it in water)
'open' while struggling to put on socks, etc etc.

Phoenix4725 Thu 25-Jun-09 05:36:46

grin glad its not just ds does this seems he uses it as sign or help hmm wonder ifthere is sign for help

5inthebed Thu 25-Jun-09 08:44:31


sphil Thu 25-Jun-09 11:42:32

Well we use Somerset Total Communication signing, so may not be the same as Makaton, but our sign for help is right hand in fist with thumb up, tapping on left hand open palm.

I think the confusion may come from the 'p' sound in both words - but also that at their age, a lot of the time they need 'help' to 'open' stuff smile

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