ASL FOR NEW SIGNERS

All classes, programs, and services are conducted in ASL. Students come from a wide range of communication backgrounds. The Emerging Signers Program (ESP) provides support for students with little or no ASL fluency at the time of enrollment. Interpreters accompany students to assist with communication and their acquisition of ASL skills in academic and school event settings. Each student’s needs are different. Students attain linguistic independence at different paces. Services are tailored to meet individual students’ needs, and services will be gradually reduced in direct correlation to a student’s expanding skills and independence.

The range of potential services includes:

  • Direct ASL instruction and assessment
  • ASL as a curriculum enhancement class
  • Direct one-on-one interaction with an ASL specialist
  • Teacher accommodations
  • Interpreting
  • Note taking
  • Language mediation/Certified Deaf Interpreting
  • Communication Access Realtime Translation/captioning
  • Spoken English interpretation
  • Social-emotional support specific to identity, culture, and language acquisition
  • Counseling

ASL TEACHING STAFF

FRANCISCA RANGEL

ASL Teacher

GEORGINIA FITZPATRICK

Teacher

DEBRA WOLFF

ASL Teacher