Sign Language Tools for the Classroom

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5 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education

Washington Child Care Training


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Sign Language Tools for the Classroom 

5 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education

American Sign Language is a common language used in the United States and Canada by members of the Deaf community. This course provides an introduction and overview of Deaf culture, characteristics of American Sign Language, and approximately 150 basic signs that are commonly used between children and caregivers. This course includes many videos and reflections, as well as helpful resources and reading material that will assist caregivers in including sign language elements in their programs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain best methods in teaching sign language to young children 
  • Identify common myths about Deaf culture
  • Describe the culture of the Deaf community
  • Identify and recall some commonly used signs
  • Identify and select appropriate hand shapes for some basic signs
  • List three ways to use American Sign Language in a classroom or educational setting
  • State some helpful signs for classrooms and child care programs
  • Discuss adapting sign language games for specific age groups and ability levels

Washington STARS credit: Interactions (5 hours)
CDA Unit 3: Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development (5 hours) 

  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Family Child Care (Mixed-Age)

Successful Solutions Training in Child Development is a MERIT registered training organization. 


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  • 4
    thank you so much for this program

    Posted by Merlin on 2nd Feb 2016

    the signs language is very important

  • 4
    I enjoyed this class.

    Posted by Elizabeth on 29th Nov 2015

    I liked learning actual signs from the videos. I enjoyed this class. Sign language is fascinating to me and an extremely useful tool in the classroom.

  • 5
    Thank you

    Posted by Melinda on 18th Aug 2015

    I enjoyed learning how sign language helps all aged children with their communications skills. It is beneficial to the child and the care giver and their social skills that will help them as they grow.