"Time to Explore ASL Classifiers
and Non-Manual Signals"
Sandy Rae Scott
When: October 20, 2012
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Bide A Wee Golf Course
1 Bide A Wee Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23702
CEUs: .6 in Professional Studies
Workshop Description: ASL linguistic and grammar information using the rules of upper and lower facial movements will be introduced. ASL classifiers with specific features using ASL structure will also be introduced. Understanding the purpose of using classifiers and non-manual signals in everyday conversations and storytelling is important for the access to the meaning of information. We will explore ASL classifiers and non-manual signals (NMS) in ASL sentences through hands-on activities. You will translate ASL passages into English during workshop activities. This workshop will help you to understand the importance of the use of classifiers and NMS and enhance your expressive and receptive skills.
Presenter Biography: A year ago, Sandy Rae Scott relocated to Staunton, VA from NC. She is currently employed at Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind as an ASL teacher for elementary and middle school students and is also employed as an ASL Drill Instructor at the University of Virginia. This is her fourteenth year teaching. She has taught ASL classes at Seattle Central Community College, Gallaudet University, McDaniel College, Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind, and Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf before relocating to Virginia. Her greatest passions are to witness her students’ language acquisition/development especially in ASL and development of positive Deaf self-image. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, and reading books.
Target Audience: Novice to Advanced Interpreters
Point Of Contact: Cathy Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation/ Refund Policy: Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by October 5, 2012, two weeks prior to the event activity. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, VRID will post information their website and email registered participants or you can contact the event POC. Full refunds will be given in cases of inclement weather.
Reasonable Accommodations: If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact the Jay Penuel, email@example.com by September 29, 2012.
Continuing Education Units: VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.6 CEUs in the content area of professional studies and is at the novice to advanced knowledge level. No partial CEUs will be awarded. Late arrivals will not get CEUs.