Classes and Workshops by Tricia Webber
Do you wish you could understand what your preverbal child wants, needs, or thinks? Would you be interested in your child learning a second language that stimulates a different part of the brain and can reinforce pre-reading skills, letters, numbers, and vocabulary? YOU CAN by learning American Sign Language! Discover how signing can enhance your child's early language development, reduce his/her (and your) frustration, and open the window to his/her mind and personality.
It is simple...it is fun...and the rewards are immeasurable.
About Tricia, Educator and ASL Instructor
American Sign Language is a beautiful language Tricia has come to love and admire in both her teaching and mothering careers. Her experience with signing began upon earning a Masters degree in deaf education from Gallaudet University, the only university in the world for deaf undergraduates. Tricia then taught at the RI School for the Deaf for 3 years before having the first of her three little boys. Watching each of them use signs well before they could talk, each in his own special way, has been a delight. She have been able to observe first-hand how signing can benefit hearing children at many different stages and levels by watching her own boys, now ages 8, 7 , and 4, grow and develop over time. From reading skills to language, communication, and behavior, the use of American Sign Language has affected each child and her entire family in so many positive ways.
Tricia believes that all children, at all ages, have feelings, opinions, and ideas that need to be heard, and to teach them a language that gives them the skills to do so is a gift that any parent or caregiver should be proud and excited to give!
Love to Sign Classes
WORKSHOP: READY, SET, SIGN
This 2 hour workshop is for parents and caregivers only (no babies please) and includes relevant handouts. Expect lots of information via games, video, books, and music.
LEVEL 1: SIGN AND PLAY CLASS
Bring your baby and learn how to sign and play throughout your day. Participate in 4 classes, 60 minutes each. Babies 0-18 months are welcome. Toys, games, books, videos, and music will be used for lots of signing fun!
LEVEL 2 ASL VOCABULARY CLASS
Expand your signing vocabulary with this one hour class that includes child-friendly songs and stories. If you have begun signing with your baby or toddler and want to learn more signs in order to provide enriching language experiences as your child grows and learns, this is a perfect class for you. This class is for adults only.
SIGN, SING, AND CREATE FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Signing with preschool-aged children has shown to support pre-reading and vocabulary skills, increase self-esteem and confidence, and support visual and kinesthetic learners. Expose your child to the third most commonly used language in the United States through songs, stories, and craft activities based upon a different theme each week. Parents are welcome to drop children off or accompany their child to the classes
Gather at least 5 friends, family members, or colleagues, and host a 2 hour sign language workshop at your home or other preferred location. Information can be modified based on your interests and/or needs.
CHILDCARE PROFESSIONALS/ PRESCHOOLS
Begin to sign in your center or preschool with a training workshop that will address specific techniques, challenges, activities, and vocabulary appropriate for the childcare setting.
PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL TUTORING/ ASL INSTRUCTION
Individual tutoring and/or sign instruction available to families, childcare centers, or educational institutions for typically developing children or children with special needs on a contract basis.
Now offering private 2 hour workshops for families, playgroups, mothers groups, childcares, preschools, and anyone else interested in teaching signs to the children they love and care for.
Please contact Tricia if you are interested in taking a class or attending a workshop, or if you have any questions about signing with children!
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