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East Bend: Know Language – ASL Baby Signs for Families
September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Learn signs to communicate about family, food, feelings, and more!
This is an in-person program. Registration is required. This program is intended for children ages 6 months to 2 years, and all children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Learn basic ASL signs with your baby! Signing gives you and your baby tools to communicate basic needs, feelings and more. When babies are able to communicate, they experience less frustration. Signing encourages language development and, if continued, can help foster bilingualism. This workshop will introduce families to ways they can learn to communicate about feelings, family members, playtime, and food. Baby signs will focus on family, feelings, safety and fun!
Bend Language Institute Instructor Meg Rozek fell in love with American Sign Language while taking a community college class in high school – it just felt natural to her hands and eyes. Meg’s interpreter training program placed her as a volunteer at the Washington State School for the Deaf where she later worked for several years. Most recently here in Bend, Meg spent 10 years teaching ASL to grades 6-12 at a local charter school before joining Bend Language Institute. Meg enjoys meeting up with other ASL users in the small but growing community. Meg is also a certified doula and hopes to serve members of the Deaf community as their doula.