Introduction to Sign Language for the Early Years
Date(s) - Jan 15, 2022
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Tri-Cities CCRR, Via Zoom
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This introductory workshop is intended for individuals who live or work with children developing language, who have no previous experience with sign language and are interested in learning. Participants will get the opportunity to learn some basic sign language vocabulary and the benefits of using it to enhance their interactions. Participants will gain an understanding of what is verbal and nonverbal communication, debunk the myths and facts of sign language and gain an appreciation and understanding of American Sign Language (ASL) and Signing Exact English (SEE). Participants will discuss meaningful ways to integrate it into their day and sign language resources available. This workshop will be facilitated by Liv Meriano, a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation who has a personal connection with the Deaf community and uses sign language in her daily practice.
Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
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604-931-3400 ext. 0
Liv Meriano is a Registered Speech Language Pathologist that completed her undergraduate degree in Speech Sciences at Brock University prior to completing her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, with a minor in Audiology, at the University of British Columbia. She has a passion for working with students with developmental disabilities and providing family-centred care. Liv uses sign language daily with the students she works with at the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation. She also has a personal connection and love for sign language through her Deaf family.