Sign Language

Liana Valentin-Scott




All students participate in sign language class once a week and may perform an interpreted song at special events. Using Sign Language is beneficial in a number of ways:

    • Develops visual perceptual skills – interpreting and remembering hand shapes
    • Develops fine-motor and visual-motor integration abilities – forming hand shapes based on a model
    • Develops expressive and receptive language – utilizes some of the same areas of the brain as spoken language
    • Communication – Pairing speech with signs facilitates comprehension
    • Develops an understanding of Deaf Culture
    • ASL-American Sign Language – recognized (in some states) as a Foreign Language

What Sets Us Apart

  • Developmentally Grouped Homerooms
  • Differentiated and Individualized Academic Instruction
  • Utilization of a Variety of Well-Supported Academic Programs and Multi-Sensory Instruction
  • Small Groups for Core Academics
  • Group Speech-Language, Occupational, and Music Therapy for all