“Reading for Deaf Children” Workshop – Austin
Sharing Gallaudet’s Resources with the Southwest Region:
“Reading to Deaf Children” Workshop in Austin, Texas
Workshop is designed for parents, caregivers, and educators.
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Literacy and Language Development workshop by:
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Based on the Reading to Deaf Children: Learning from Deaf Adults manual
and DVD, this workshop teaches the effective book-sharing techniques
known as “the 15 Principles for Reading to Deaf Children.” These
principles were developed based on research studying effective
communication strategies deaf adults use when reading to deaf and
The workshop focuses on key concerns:
* Why is reading important?
* How do I use sign language to share stories?
* What if I don’t know all the signs related to the story?
* How do I keep American Sign Language (ASL) and English visible while
* How do I arrange the placement of the child and the book?
Participants learn to recognize and apply the 15 principles for reading
to deaf and hard-of-hearing children. They practice these principles
and gain new skills that they can use with their own children or with
the children they teach.
For more information, please contact Gallaudet University Regional
Center – Southwest at 512-223-6373 or [email protected]
Workshop fee is $15 and participants can also apply for CEUs for an
additional $20. Workshop is designed for parents, caregivers, and