Sign Language in Early Childhood

Communicate with children more effectively earlier in life

Coming this July, Dawn Braa, an instructor in the Child Development program at DCTC, will be offering Sign Language in Early Childhood, CD2715, a one-credit course that gives child care providers, teachers and parents the chance to learn how to communicate with children more effectively earlier in life.

The course begins July 5, 2010, and meets Monday and Thursday through July 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. in Room 2–206 on the college’s Rosemount campus.

Designed to equip students with the tools they need to introduce signing in child care environments serving preverbal children, Sign Language in Early Childhood will examine research, review benefits of signing with hearing infants, practice modeling signs, identify strategies for parental involvement with sign and discover how to create learning opportunities in daily activities.

To learn more about this ground-breaking course, contact Dawn Braa at 651-423-8315. You can also read more about Dawn Braa’s program at the Child Development Blog.

To sign up for Sign Language in Early Childhood, do a Course Search and then Register for Courses.

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  • The DCTC Library has purchased the following books on sign language this year:

    The Baby Signing Book : Includes 350 ASL Signs for Babies & Toddlers
    by Sara Bingham
    Main BF720 .C65 B55 2007

    Talking With Your Hands, Listening With Your Eyes : A Complete Photographic Guide to American Sign Language
    by Gabriel Grayson (2003)
    Not yet cataloged

    Teach Your Tot To Sign : The Parent’s Guide To American Sign Language
    by Stacy A. Thompson (2005)
    Not yet cataloged

    Check them out!

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