Teaching Sign Language to Children, Part 2

JP, my little miracle! JP was born 1 pound 2 ounces. During heart surgery, his vocal nerve was cut leaving one vocal cord paralyzed. He could not even coo or babble. As an infant/toddler he began using sign language to help him communicate. This video also shows that as he grew, he was determined to talk. With one paralyzed vocal cord, other muscles in his larynx compensated to allow more and more vocalization. His voice will be different, but he continues to be clearer and clearer in his ability to be understood.

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