Liz Townshend works as a Communication Facilitator at the Champion Centre. With her husband James, she recently ran Sign Language sessions for caregivers, early childhood and Champion Centre staff. These packed sessions were both interactive and practical; geared towards beginner and intermediate learners. James and Liz discussed how to include features of Sign Language into songs and books as well as how to integrate visual communication into everyday interactions.
Feedback from the sessions has been fantastic, and Liz and James were delighted to have such enthusiastic participants!
James' first language is New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and he is well-respected in the field of Deaf Education. Liz and James have raised their daughter with Down syndrome in both English and NZSL.
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