About the Author
LLaura Berg is an education expert and the founder of My Smart Hands, ‘educating young minds,’ a Canadian company that teaches sign language to hearing children. Berg started her company online and over the next few years, she expanded her reach making My Smart Hands a successful brand with licensed instructors across North America and as far away as Mexico, Spain, South America, Japan, Germany, Oman, Croatia, Jamaica and the Philippines. Berg’s extensive research on the topic of signing with hearing babies has made her a “go-to” expert on the topic. She has posted several instructional videos to YouTube that have attracted more than 9 million total views. Her company has more than 160 instructors across North America who teach local classes to parents eager to communicate more easily with their young children and the My Smart Hands website generates more than 30,000 unique hits each month. Berg has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Child Studies from the University of Guelph, a Masters of Education from Daemen College in New York, and an ASL and Deaf Studies Certificate from George Brown College. She is the winner of multiple parenting and entrepreneurial awards including a two-time winner of the PTPA award (parent tested, parent approved) and winner of the 2010 Savvy Mom Media Entrepreneur of the Year award for Canada. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.