Lámh of the Week

Week 10: Play and Friend

Week 9: Mam and Dad

Week 8: Good and Happy

Week 7: Go and Door

Week 6: Home and More

Week 5: Want and Help.


Week 4: Open and Close

Week 3: Thank you and Toilet.

Week 2: Yes and No.

Week 1: Hello and Goodbye.


St. Helen's are learning lámh!

Lámh is a manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs in Ireland.

Some things to note:

  • Lámh is always used with speech (say the word as well as the sign to encourage skills needed for speech)
  • Lámh signs never cover the face or lips (to enable lip reading)
  • Use your dominant hand.
  • Use appropriate expression.
  • Signing encourages eye contact and attention to movement.
  • Signs are adapted from Irish sign language but are not all the same.

Here is a lámh promotional video by Dublin GAA player Dean Rock 

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