Communication and Language
An Introduction to the Benefits of ASL and Fingerspelling:
Two ASL teachers at PSD introduce and discuss the benefits of using ASL at home and the importance of fingerspelling with your deaf/hard of hearing child, using evidence-based research.
Speech Language Communication Team:
Come “meet” our Speech-Language-Communication (SLC) team at PSD and learn about the many ways that our SLC team members can support your Deaf/Hard of Hearing’s language development. Additionally, various reasons that your D/HH child may receive Speech-Language services will be shared!
Strategies to Support Your Child’s ASL Development:
Evidence-based strategies on how to promote and support a deaf/hard of hearing child’s ASL development will be shared, including how to implement these strategies with your deaf/hard of hearing child at home during daily routines. Video examples of families using those strategies at home with their Deaf/Hard of Hearing child will be shared.
Tips for Supporting Literacy at Home:
A PSD Reading Specialist shares tips on how to support your deaf/hard of hearing child’s language development and how to promote literacy skills at home.
Zones of Regulation:
The Early Childhood Center and Elementary department at PSD uses the Zones of Regulation Curriculum to support students with understanding how they feel, how to express themselves and learn tools for self-regulation skills. A PSD preschool teacher discusses the Zones of Regulation curriculum and the benefits of teaching children self regulation (the ability to monitor and manage their own behavior and emotions) as well as vocabulary used to identify emotions.
ASL vocabulary signs for the Zones of Regulation are shared, including common emotions/feelings signs and common phrases you may use with your child to help them identify their emotions/feelings.