The SC State Library is pleased to host a free "Introduction to Sign Language" workshop for public library staff. This fun and interactive training covers 30+ single ASL signs, the manual alphabet, numbers 1-10, and also a special section on signs for library-related words. Participants will learn and practice the signs and receive professional tips for teaching signs to children. This workshop educates learners on how sign language can encourage speech and language development, enhance overall communication and reduce frustration for children who are not yet able to effectively communicate using speech. All are welcome to attend.
All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance and educators may be eligible for Continuing Education credits, depending upon the district in which they are employed. Please contact your district office for more information on whether or not this workshop qualifies for continuing education credits.
Learn more on the value of attending this workshop by reading the article "5 Benefits of Learning Sign Language" by Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist and instructor of this workshop.
This is a FREE workshop, however, registration is required to ensure seating availability.
Jill Eversmann is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and a Signing Time instructor with 30 years of experience. In addition to working in early intervention, she teaches sign language workshops for parents and professionals and is a national speaker with Vyne Education (Cross Country Education). She loves working with young children and their families, teaching sign language and sharing the many benefits signing can offer to pre-verbal and nonverbal children, children with hearing loss, as well as to typically developing children. Jill received her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University. She is ASHA certified and licensed in SC. Visit Jill's website at www.speechsigns.com.