ASK Angie ASL + Tips: IEP Meetings
This video demonstrates the ASL signs for common words used for, and throughout, an IEP. Words included in video: Parents, Name, I want, Choices, Learn, Plan, and Success.
Tip for working with the deaf
TIP: American Sign Language is NOT a written language. It is a visual-gestural language, so native speakers often think of things in pictorial ways, verses, phrases or specific words. Keep everything visual, finger-spell words and combine with the sign to enhance reading skills.
Plan and be ready for a successful IEP Meeting.
Note: ASL is a multi-sensory form of communication that helps children acquire vocabulary more quickly and efficiently.
Angie Craft author and teacher brings over 26 years of experience in deaf education and is committed to serving the deaf community. Keenly aware of the isolation that deaf students often experience, Angie developed and wrote HandCraftEdASL to bridge the communication gap between deaf children who primarily use American Sign Language and their parents, peers or educators. www.handcraftedasl.com
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- Requests Prior to IEP Meetings: Eval Reports and Draft IEPs
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This post originally appeared on our March/April 2013 Magazine