ASDC Online Classes

ASDC Members save on every class! Email Cheri at cheri@deafchildren.org for your discount code today

Language Deprivation: Old Concept, New Word

MONDAY, May 23, 2022 | 8 – 9:30 pm (ET)
Presenter: Dr. Wyatte Hall
Online via Zoom | $25*

ASDC members save $10

This webinar will cover a general description of language deprivation.  This will include a discussion of brain development and the “critical period of language acquisition.”  Dr. Wyatte Hall will describe the current context of deaf children in terms of several different aspects of their development.  Historical context will also be provided in terms of the “controversy” around using sign language with deaf children.  He will also discuss current sign language research both with and without cochlear implants.

ASL Class: All About Idioms

MONDAY June 6  | 8 – 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Hilary Ainbender
Online via Zoom | $25*

ASDC members save $10

In ASL there are many ways to share an expression, and idioms are used as expressions in much the same way as they are in English. However, in ASL expressions are stated manually, which means that they are seen differently.  Some of the signs have an exact English equivalent and some don’t. The ones that don’t, however, are quite similar to an English expression. In this class, we’ll learn how to use idioms in their proper context and be sure you’re conveying your message correctly. 

This is a great class for all ASL skill levels. Come prepared with a list of idioms you’d like to know! An interpreter will be provided.

ASL Class for PreTeens & Teens

(ages 8-18)

TUESDAYS in June | 7 – 8:30 PM (ET)
Instructor: Ursa Rewolinski
Online via Zoom | $100*

ASDC members save $25

This 4-week online class will cover fingerspelling, vocabulary, conversations and more. ASDC’s ASL instructor, Ursa Rewolinski, will lead this exciting class for children ages 8 and up who are interested in learning American Sign Language. An interpreter will be provided.   

Class size is limited so you get lots of personalized instruction and ample practice time.  

two hands facing each other, connected by string with illustrations of birds sitting on the string

ASL Poetry Class

THURSDAYS in June | 8 – 9:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Edna Johnston
Online via Zoom | $100*
ASDC members save $25

Want a creative way to play with ASL? This poetry webinar is for you and your family! In this series of four classes, you will learn the basic principles of telling an ASL poem, see video examples of ASL poems, and create your own ASL poem! Improve your ASL, have fun with your family, and gain experience with a new form of artistic expression.

this class is full

Beginning ASL Class

THURSDAYS in July |12:00 – 1:30 pm(ET)
Instructor: Ursa Rewolinski
Online via Zoom | $100*
ASDC members save $25

This exciting four-week class is for those who know very little or no American Sign Language. Learn fingerspelling, vocabulary, conversations, and more. Class size is limited so you can get as much personalized instruction as possible. You will receive a link to a video to watch before each class.  

Register early – space is limited!

photo shows a mom and her young son looking at each other and smiling. The son is wearing an I Voted sitcker.

Intermediate ASL Class

New Course Schedule in July TBA
Instructor: Edna Johnston
Online via Zoom | $100*
ASDC members save $25

Do you already know a little American Sign Language and are ready to take your skills to the next level? This class is for YOU! Learn intermediate-level fingerspelling, vocabulary, conversations and more. Class size is limited so you can get as much personalized instruction as possible. You will receive a link to a video to watch before each class.  Don’t miss out – space is limited!  

 

photo shows a mom and her young son looking at each other and smiling. The son is wearing an I Voted sitcker.

Finding Your Passion in the
Parenting Journey

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 | 8 – 9:30 pm (ET)
Presenter: Karen Putz
Online via Zoom | $25*
ASDC members save $10

As a parent, it’s all too easy to lose yourself in the midst of parenthood. In this fun, uplifting class, Karen Putz (see bio below) will take you on a journey of unwrapping the gift of YOU in the midst of parenting. Discover how you can create more fun, more joy, and more adventure on the roller coaster of life!

photo shows a mom and her young son looking at each other and smiling. The son is wearing an I Voted sitcker.

Advanced ASL Class

New Course Schedule in September TBA
Instructor: Richard Rose
Online via Zoom | $100*
ASDC members save $25

Learn advanced ASL vocabulary, conversation skills, and more! This online class is perfect for those who know ASL well and are ready to move on to challenge themselves. This 4-week course will be taught by ASDC’s ASL instructor Richard Rose. No interpreter will be provided. You will receive a link to a video to view prior to the first class. Don’t miss out – space is limited!

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Sign with a Deaf adult in real time and choose your conversation topics. Or your child can join “Friends Like Me” and chat with other deaf and hard of hearing children their age once a week. ASDC members get 5 FREE sessions (a $125 value). Not a member yet? Join ASDC.