Introduction to Functional Sign Language 9/22/23 9:40

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Full course description

  • This course will expose learners to the basics of Functional Sign Language that benefits diversity and inclusion through multi-modal communication. Learners will attend in-person and will be exposed to the sign alphabet, numbers, greetings, emotions/feelings, colors, family, animals, and Deaf culture. Instruction will allow for immediate feedback and ongoing dialogue with learners.
  • Using functional signs can break down communication barriers and bridge the gap for authentic friendships among students. This provides a communication option for students who struggle to hear, nonverbal students, those with communication issues & delays, or who are visual learners. It allows inclusion for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder and Down syndrome (Toth 2009).
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Tina Meyers | Emily Brandle | Trina Lovato-Quattlebaum | Tania Moore | Rebecca Farquharson | Kathy Holsapple
  • Credit(s) and Type: 1Hours  Staff Development

Target Audience

  • Certified Staff, Classified Staff
  • Date, Time, and Location
  • Date: September 22, 2023
  • Time: 9:40  am- 10:40 am
  • Location: Douglas County High School South Campus,  2842 Front St, Castle Rock, CO 80104