Talented Autistic Girl Uses Sign Language To Sing Along To Song
A heartwarming video has emerged showing nine-year-old autistic girl using sign language to sing along to a song. Cadence, from Queensland, Australia, has autism which affects her communication skills. However, she learnt Auslan, Australian sign language, in school to help her communicate and share her talent. She has since practiced her skills with YouTube videos and has mastered the technique!
This brave girl doesn’t let her unique way of learning get in the way of her singing. Watch Cadence sing "Shine Together" with her hands using Australian sign language! She confidently and passionately signs the words and appears like she is dancing to the song. She looks so joyful and proud of herself!
Cadence's teacher taught her Australian sign language so that she would be able to clearly express herself. This autistic girl is diligent in practicing and really enjoys learning more about her new way of communication. She uses YouTube videos to help her practice her skills and even shared a video of her signing.
Meet Cadence, her story is very encouraging and inspirational. It could help other children struggling with similar imparities to surmount their insecurities and find their ways of communication.
In sign language, Cadence says “I’m signing to a song called ‘Shine Together’ it’s a song that makes me really happy whenever I hear it.”
“I was very sad because my best friend had moved a long way away a week before, and the day after she left my dog Ruby Red died. Then only a few days later my school Auslan interpreter died in a car accident.”
“It felt like everything bad was happening at once, so I needed to do something that would make me feel happy again.
“It’s a song that tells you that it’s okay to be different and that everyone’s differences are what make the world good. I’ve signed along to songs before, but this was the first time that I let my mom film me doing it so I was very nervous I could feel my heart beating, but it made me so happy that I forgot about being nervous.”