If you are a Florida resident, especially a parent of a child attending Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, then you have an amazing opportunity to learn sign language from the comfort of your own home. This is certainly the most convenient way to learn ASL. The classes are conducted online through video teleconference with the instructor and several other participants. All you need is your computer, an internet connection, a webcam and a willingness to learn. The next series of classes starts this Monday, December 2nd. So, follow the link now and fill out the survey to reserve your spot.
The classes are made available to Florida residents only and priority is given to parents and instructors. It is a ten week class and each class is one hour long. The instructors are fantastic! They are great teachers who are knowledgeable, experienced and they also keep it fun! Leanna and I will be taking Level 5 this time and we can not recommend this series of online classes highly enough. Thank you Amy and Tara! We can’t wait for the class to start!
We are big proponents of personally communicating with your child (Deaf or hearing) as much as possible. However, if you are a hearing parent raising a Deaf child and you do not understand what your child is saying/signing, then communication will fail. This is why you need this class! This concern is exactly why we began taking these classes for ourselves. When Michael began school and FSDB’s Early Learning Center last year, he began learning ASL faster than us! It has been difficult to keep up with him. These classes make that possible for us. There is nothing more rewarding as a parent of a Deaf child than to KNOW that you can fully communicate with your child, knowing that he understands you and you understand him. You owe it to yourself and to your child to learn sign language to the best of your ability. These classes have helped us immensely to improve our sign language vocabulary and signing skills. We know that they will be a great help to you as well.
Seeing Life Differently,
Brent & Leanna