Join Derek Tune for a basic sign language lesson where you can take your new skills and apply in an education setting.
29th March 2021
Derek has worked with New Directions since inception and works with schools all over Wales to provide basic sign language skills to children.
Derek developed and launched an innovative communication technique, to help support victims of strokes and other debilitating illnesses. Single-handed communication is a form of sign language that has been developed for those with restricted movement. Using only one hand, individuals can communicate to those around them about their needs.
Derek developed the system after a near-fatal vehicle crash in 1994. The individual who saved Derek’s life that day was deaf. After recovering from the crash and witnessing other loved ones struggling to communicate after illness, he struck upon the notion of single-handed communication.
The Single Hand Communication method consists of 54 prompt cards that identify vital words such as help, thirsty, toilet etc.