Fostering Communication

Class Schedule

Level 1

These classes run in either 4 or 6 week sessions. In each session you will learn over 100 signs to use with your child. Classes are 45 minutes in length and are created for parents/ caregivers and babies.

In a playful, educational and language-rich environment, caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, books and songs.

You will learn recommended first signs; we will discuss the benefits of using ASL with infants and demonstrate easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this age group includes: everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs.

All of our classes include a full color MSH™ curriculum book with a CD of the songs included in the book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over

 

Parent/Child Classes

My Smart Hands™ Level I

These classes run in either 4 or 6 week sessions. In each session you will learn over 100 signs to use with your child. Classes are 45 minutes in length and are created for parents/ caregivers and babies.

In a playful, educational and language-rich environment, caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, books and songs.

You will learn recommended first signs; we will discuss the benefits of using ASL with infants and demonstrate easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this age group includes: everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs.

All of our classes include a full color MSH™ curriculum book with a CD of the songs included in the book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!

My Smart Hands™ Level I A or 1B

The 4 week sessions consist of 4 weeks of lessons in the manual (as opposed to all 8) (Level 1 A first 4 weeks and Level 1 B last 4 weeks for those having completed Level 1 A) and in that time you will learn recommended first signs; we will discuss the benefits of using ASL with infants and demonstrate easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this age group includes: everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs.

These classes are also 45 minutes in length and are created for parents/ caregivers and babies.

My Smart Hands™ Level II

These classes are designed for graduates of My Smart Hands™ Level 1 class or for infants with basic ASL comprehension. These classes run in either 4 or 6 week sessions. In each session you will learn over 100 signs to use with your child. Classes are 45 minutes in length.

We will review signs learned in My Smart Hands™ Level 1 and continue to build our signing vocabulary. Themes covered in class include: people, food, animals, emotions, opposites, weather and color signs.

All of our classes include a full color MSH™ curriculum book with a CD of songs included in the book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!

Moms Groups

Do you have a group of moms who want to take a signing class but can’t find a location to suit your needs? You may be interested in hosting your own class! All you need are four moms to hold a class (5 or more moms get a discount).

Educator Workshops

These workshops are designed to give teachers the tools to incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) into the current curriculum. As educators, we know that there are different types of learning styles in the classroom; auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Using sign language in your program encompasses all learning styles. The students will hear you when you say the word, he/she will see you make the sign and will also experience/feel the word as he/she learns to sign. These workshops are designed to suit the specific needs of the school. Teachers will learn about the research supporting the use of sign language in the classroom, they will be given resources and will be provided with vocabulary specific to classroom use.

Parent Workshops

This workshop is geared towards busy parents who are unable to take a full 6 week class.

Learn how to enrich your child’s language development by increasing vocabulary and building self-confidence through the use of American Sign Language (ASL). This workshop is an introduction to the benefits of using ASL with your child. Children are not only auditory learners they also learn visually and kinesthetically (touch and experience). Using sign language with your child encompasses all learning styles. Your child will hear you when you say the word, he/she will see you make the sign and will also experience/feel the word as he/she learns to sign.

This workshop is designed for the busy parent; you will learn recommended first signs and easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Over 100 signs will be introduced. Fee includes a full color MSH™ curriculum book with a CD of songs included in the book.

Private Instruction

Interested in setting up private instruction for yourself and your baby, or your family members? We can run a private session for you in your home. This is a 8 week session and can include any family members you would like to include.

School Level Classes

Home School, Preschool and Daycare classes are also available.

 

 

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