Communication Skills Workshops
Communication Skills Workshop (CSW) is a week-long sign language immersion experience, with three one-week sessions, Sunday-Thursday, offered each summer specifically for professionals and parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.
CSW participants will have the opportunity to:
- Improve their expressive and receptive signed communication skills
- Interact with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing professionals
- Learn more about deaf culture and the deaf community
- Be exposed to the difference between American Sign Language (ASL) and English Sign Systems
With small group classroom instruction combined with group learning settings, participants will find the topics and activities challenging and fun! Instructors are deaf and hard of hearing professionals or highly qualified certified interpreters who hold BEI Level IV, V, or Masters certifications.
Workshop topics and activities may include but are not limited to:
ASL Grammar and Structure
Sign Language Games
CASE (Conceptually Accurate Signed English)
Sign Vocabulary Building
Classifiers and Directionality
Use of Space
Idioms and ASL Phrases
Code of Professional Conduct for Interpreters
Communication Skills Workshop is made possible through grant funding and program support from the Texas School for the Deaf. Those interested can register for a CSW session as long as they come from one of the four listed categories.
Click on each icon below to learn which group most closely fits you.