American Sign Language Class
Start American Sign Language, Levels 1, 2 or 3 will be offered at KSD on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 pm from September 1 to November 17, 2015.
Our purpose is to provide American Sign Language classes to encourage and enable natural, meaningful, authentic communication between children who are deaf or hard of hearing and all of their non-signing family members.
Check out specific information on the classes on the flyer here.
Register Now! 6th Annual 2015 KC Ability Expo
August 29, 2015
Overland Park Convention Center
To register and find out more visit:
Should All Deaf Children Learn Sign Language?
"Every year, 10 000 infants are born in the United States with sensorineural deafness. Deaf children of hearing (and nonsigning) parents are unique among all children in the world in that they cannot easily or naturally learn the language that their parents speak. These parents face tough choices. Should they seek a cochlear implant for their child? If so, should they also learn to sign? As pediatricians, we need to help parents understand the risks and benefits of different approaches to parent–child communication when the child is deaf. The benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks. For parents and families who are willing and able, this approach seems clearly preferable to an approach that focuses solely on oral communication." Click here to download the entire abstract.
Part C Service Providers -- Save the Date
Save the date for September 28, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to participate in the workshop:
"Strategies for improving communication development of young children with deaf-blindness"