We are proud to offer conferences and workshops just as we have here in London through the Thames Valley District School Board. These workshops are designed to give child care providers, educators, and homeschooling parents the tools to incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) into the current curriculum. As educators, we know that there are different types of learning styles in the classroom; auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Workshop content and length are customized to the needs of each facility and staff. Participants will learn hundreds of signs along with simple, memorable ways to integrate sign language into each day. Using sign language in your program encompasses all learning styles. The students will hear you when you say the word, he/she will see you make the sign and will also experience/feel the word as he/she learns to sign. These workshops are designed to suit the specific needs of the school. Teachers will learn about the research supporting the use of sign language in the classroom, they will be given resources and will be provided with vocabulary specific to classroom use.
Cost: TBD (four-hour minimum), plus manual fees
Specializing in EMS and Healthcare Facilities
This basic sign language signs course could help save lives. This is a basic American Sign Language (ASL) sign course verses ASL in its fullest context. These workshops are designed to give health care providers the tools to incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) into their everyday. Your staff would be taught ASL signs for emergency situations, some of which would include signs such as family members/people, numbers, alphabet and other common emergency signs. In addition, we talk about and give an understanding of the Deaf community and teach facial expressions and their importance when communicating with the deaf/hard of hearing. (in applicable situations) These workshops are designed to suit the specific needs of the school.
Cost: TBD (four-hour minimum).
Homeschool, Preschool Workshops
For homeschooling families, workshops can also be taught to both the parents and children at the same time (for this option, adjusted Level 1 pricing would apply). ASL is a valuable educational tool that can enhance lessons for children of any age. Ask me how!
Cost: TBD (two-hour minimum), plus manual fees