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Register Now! for NVRC ASL classes

May 12, 2016 in Community News

 

Beginner ASL class

Beginner ASL is a 6-week introductory course to American Sign Language, the Community and the Culture. Students will learn fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, glossing and an introduction to ASL signs. (No textbook is required.)
Wednesdays June 1 – July 6 6:30pm – 8:30pm Cost – $150

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Conversational ASL class

Conversational ASL is a 6-week course focusing on fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, expressions and signs practiced through games, break out groups, role playing and songs.
Thursdays June 2 – July 7 6:30pm – 8:30pm Cost- $120

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NVRC offers American Sign Language Classes – Registration Open Now

May 14, 2015 in Community News

 

Beginner ASL (6 weeks) 

Beginner ASL is an introductory course to American Sign Language, the Community and the Culture. Students will learn fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, glossing and an introduction to ASL signs.

Conversational ASL (6 weeks)

Conversational ASL is a 6-week course focusing on fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, expressions and signs practiced through games, break out groups, role playing and songs.

No textbook is required

Classes will be held at : NVRC – 3951 Pender Drive,  Suite 130,  Fairfax, VA 22030

Learn More . . . Dates for ASL Classes

CUED AMERICAN ENGLISH Classes Start – Oct. 2, 2014

September 5, 2014 in Community Events

Adult Beginner Classes Now Forming!

If you are the parent of a deaf child, a teacher, a babysitter, a relative, or are interested in working with deaf students in Fairfax County Schools, you are welcome to attend free classes to learn Cued American English. 

Introduction and First Class on
Thursday, October 2, 2014
*4:30-6:00 pm  OR  *6:30-8:00 p.m.
*Please indicate which session you prefer when registering 

Classes are held on consecutive Thursdays for 8 weeks.
Each session runs for 1½ hours.
These FREE classes are held at
Canterbury Woods Elementary School
4910 Willet Drive, Annandale, VA

What is Cued Speech?  Cued Speech is a visual system of communication which allows a deaf person access to the phonemes of a language. In Cued American English, the 40 phonemes (sounds) that combine to form all of the words in spoken English are represented with 8 hand shapes and 4 placements around the face. Cued American English is used with many deaf or hard of hearing students in Fairfax County Public Schools and throughout the United States to give them access to English and to promote language acquisition and literacy. For more details about Cued Speech, go to: www.cuedspeech.org.

For questions or to register, please contact Beth Blair:  BCBlair@fcps.edu or sign up on MyPLT (FCPS Staff only)

American Sign Language For Ages 3-6, Begins Sept. 13

September 2, 2014 in Community News

 

 

September 13, 2014 @ 11:00 am – November 1, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

Weekly for 8 occurrences

Excluding: October 11, 2014, October 25, 2014
The 6 week session will be held on Saturdays at MSA’s Alexandria location from September 13 through November 1 (no class on October 11 or 25). The 3-4 year old class will meet from 11:00-11:45 a.m. and the 5-6 year old class from 12:00-12:45 p.m. Tuition is $150 for the session. Click here to register!

Cued Speech Class Now Forming

December 3, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

CUED SPEECH CLASS

Now Forming!

 If you are a Teacher, I.A., SLP, Audiologist, Parent, Community Member, or are interested in a career  working with deaf students,

you are welcome to attend this free series of classes to learn

Cued American English. 

Introduction and First Class on

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

6:30-8:00 P.M. 

Classes are held on consecutive Tuesdays for 8 weeks, each session scheduled for 6:30-8:00 pm.

These FREE classes are held at

Canterbury Woods Elementary School

4910 Willet Drive  Annandale, VA

What is Cued Speech?  Cued Speech is a visual system of communication which allows a deaf person access to the phonemes of a language. In Cued American English, the 40 phonemes (sounds) that combine to form the over 500,000 English words are represented with 8 hand shapes (consonants) and 4 placements around the face (vowels). Cued American English is used with many deaf students in Fairfax County Public Schools and throughout the United States. (www.cuedspeech.org)

For questions or to register, please e-mail:  BCBlair@fcps.edu 

(If you are a current FCPS employee, register on MyPLT – search words “Cued Speech.”)


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NVRC American Sign Language Classes

August 15, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

American Sign Language Registration asl_fingerspelled

The Instructor

John Krpan has taught American Sign Language most of his life. His professional teaching licenses include Virginia Postgraduate License and certifications for Administration and Supervision PreK-12, ASL and English, Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate and certifications for Administrator I & II, ASL PreK-12, English 7-12, reading and special education. John interprets ASL-English and foreign languages/gestures-English. Specializes in legal interpretation. ASL is his native language.

To Register:

Contact: Marla Dougherty
mdougherty@nvrc.org Read more . . . →

Childbirth Classes in ASL by Deaf Mother, Certified Bradley Instructor

February 11, 2013 in Community News, Families

 

 

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Childbirth Classes in ASL by Deaf Mother, Certified Bradley Instructor

Pregnant? Come learn about natural childbirth using the Bradley Method. Classes will prepare you and your partner for labor and birth.

Topics include nutrition, exercise, creating a birth plan, the stages of labor, birth and postpartum.

Heather Kendrick, instructor, is a Deaf mother of 5 children, all born naturally. She is the only Deaf AAHCC certified Bradley instructor in the nation. Classes are taught in American Sign Language.

If you are due in  May, June, July or August this is the class for you

The 12 week series of classes will begin the 3rd week of February.

Contact Heather for more information: Heather@thekendricks.org

Check out Heather’s website:  http://www.bradleybirth.com/heatherkendrick


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Reading Faces: An Introduction to Speechreading

October 17, 2011 in Hearing Loss & Deafness

Guest Bio: Gael Hannan
Date & Time: Oct 27 2011 – 7:00pmTopic Summary:
Speechreading is a skill that improves with practice. Some people may be naturally better at it, just as some people have a knack for carpentry or music. But all people with hearing loss, whether congenital or acquired, can learn to be a better speechreader, for better communication. Speechreading is a bit like a puzzle. What do I see on her face? What do I hear her saying? What’s the subject we’re discussing? Put it all together and – eureka! This all happens almost without our realizing it, and the more we practice, the better we get.

Reading Faces: An Introduction to Speechreading is a fun webinar that will introduce participants to the basics of speechreading as an important communication strategy. The webinar will also include information on speechreading courses and ideas for practice in everyday life. Participants should have a small mirror available to practice lip movements during the course of the webinar. 
 
Thanks to Bob MacPherson