I am currently working on a proposal and report about the feasibility of teaching basic ASL to paraprofessionals (teachers aides your child utilizes in school) for my English Tech. Writing class. Paraprofessionals are generally not trained.
I have a few questions to ask you. I need answers by July 10, 2009 in order to finish my report.
1. Do you sign with your child?
2. Would you be interested in learning more ASL to help your child if help was available?
3. If your child has limited speech, would you want your child's special educators, mainstream teachers, and paraprofessionals to learn a basic form of ASL?
1. Would you be willing to learn a basic form of ASL (no grammar or syntax, just signs) to help teach in your classroom when needed?
2. Would you prefer training as a college credit course (reimbursed), in-service instructed, or DVD instruction in your own home?
3. Can ASL help in teaching children to read (I already know the answer to this one but I need your answer in your words).
TIA for all of your help. I'm excited about this assignment. Please feel free to pass this on to other teachers and moms. Leave comments on this post.
Mom to The Love Magnet who has T21
Student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pre-Speech Language Pathology