Lámh Signing Guidelines

  • Always speak the word along with the Lámh sign.

  • Use appropriate facial expression and body language to emphasise what you want to communicate.

  • Make the sign accurately at all times.

  • Face the person and make sure you have their attention.

  • Always use your dominant hand.

  • Don’t hold things in your hands when signing.

  • Make signs within the 'signing space' - (usually this means from the waist outwards and includes face and shoulders)

  • Don't cover your mouth when signing!

  • To indicate more than one of something, make the sign twice.