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The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children offers American Sign Language courses to community

August 16, 2013

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is offering an American Sign Language (ASL) course on their South Abington Township campus.


The course is designed to focus on the study of ASL. Participants will develop basic fingerspelling, vocabulary and grammar skills.


“Our neighbors and friends who come for the ASL sessions will be introduced to conversational discourse and begin to comprehend signs in a meaningful way” said Donald E. Rhoten, Chief Executive Officer, “We’ll also be talking about Deaf culture and the importance of meaningful interactions with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. We look forward to welcoming everyone.”


Both ASL 1 and ASL 2 will be offered. Assessments can be scheduled the first day of class to determine level of skill. Evaluations will be conducted throughout the session to assist participants in monitoring progress.


The 6-Week Course in South Abington Township will be held at The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, 537 Venard Rd., Clarks Summit every Thursday, Sept. 19 through Oct. 24 from 7 – 9 p.m.


The fee for the courses is $65, and is due when registration is submitted.


For more information or to register for the course, contact Mary Ann Stefko at (570) 585-1000 or e-mail mstefko@thescrantonschool.org.