Teachers of the Deaf
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Have you ever wondered how your child’s classroom environment affects the ability to be a part of classroom discussions? When students do not have full access to information, they can easily fall behind. Whether children use an oral approach or utilize a sign language interpreter, they are faced with challenging situations. Speedy lectures, flashing powerpoint slides, reading along from books, looking at a computer while the teacher is simultaneously speaking, group discussions, multiple dialogues, epic stories requiring lengthy periods of concentration – each and all result from time to time in mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion.
Parents’ dreams for their children are universal: attend a good school, get a great education, and grow up to be healthy, happy, productive adults. For most, the decision about the school their children will attend is an easy one: the vast majority of children attend the schools closest to their homes.
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The benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks. For parents and families who are willing and able, this approach seems clearly preferable to an approach that focuses solely on oral communication.
The 2015 ASDC Information Booklet is now available
The Center for Accessible Technology in Sign is a joint project dedicated to providing accessibility to learning via sign language.
The American Academy of Pediatrics introduces it’s new Books Build Connections Toolkit for families and professionals.
IDRT launches new program myASL Tech
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Have you ever wondered how your child’s classroom environment affects the ability to be a part of classroom discussions? This article discusses how to make mainstream classrooms deaf friendly.
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., (RID) Standard Practice Paper provides specific information about the practice setting and is intended to raise awareness, educate and encourage sound basic methods of professional practice.