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Basic Everyday Sign Language for Young Children (Morning Session)

by Marcia Breese and Curt Kuhn
September 13, 2013
Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)

Rock Island Regional Office of Education
3430 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, 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.

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: Rock Island ROE Partnering with Parents/Early Learning Quad Cities

Registration form for this workshop.
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