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(Cancelled)Basic Everyday Sign Language for Young Children(Cancelled)

by Marcia Breese and Curt Kuhn
February 11, 2014
Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Lumpkin Family Center (Lincoln/Adams Room)
1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, Illinois

Description: Children who are deaf/hard of hearing, nonverbal, or experience speech/language delays may benefit from the use of a visual communication system, i.e. sign language. This fun and interactive session discusses the components of sign language, demonstrates signs for daily routines, provides resources for independent learning, and allows the opportunity to practice signs in a relaxed atmosphere. Please note that the morning session (basic sign) and the afternoon session (beyond the basics) are considered separate events and the prior is not a prerequisite for the latter. You can register for the morning only, the afternoon (+webinar) only, or both.

Presenter Bios:Marcia Breese, Outreach Coordinator for the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) has worked in the field of deafness/disabilities for more than twenty five years. As the parent of two adult children who are deaf, Marcia has been using American Sign Language as a means of communication for more than 30 years.

Curt Kuhn, Outreach Trainer/Consultant, is one of a set of identical triplets who were born deaf. Curt graduated from the Illinois School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University and is the parent of four children with hearing loss which includes a set of triplets. In addition to his job at ISD, Curt teaches a class in ASL at a local high school.

This training will provide 3 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #2
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) D

Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with: Illinois School For The Deaf Outreach
Meeting space provided by: Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Systems

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