Eighteen students from Waimea Elementary, Keaau Elementary and Kealakehe Elementary clad in felt antler headbands signed “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” together at the 3rd Annual Deaf Santa event at Parker Ranch Center Thursday morning.
The children are enrolled in the deaf and hard-of-hearing programs at the schools. Deaf Santa events have been held on Oahu for 25 years. Angela Nagata, a Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) for Waimea Elementary School, started the holiday event in Waimea in 2013.
Shaylee Mansfield, who was born deaf, is the daughter of Sheena McFeely and Manny Johnson who are also deaf signers. They run a popular website ASL Nook where people can learn about American sign language.
According to her mother, Shaylee has always had a deep love of books and storytelling.
Shaylee’s reading can be seen and read at the link below.
Learn more about the webinar at the link below.
Hearing loss is sometimes referred to as an “invisible disability,” because it’s not always obvious when people have hearing loss, and it’s not often talked about.
Language Learning by Eye or by Ear is designed to introduce educators, parents, interpreters, aspiring linguists, and sign language users to the basics of language acquisition and development milestones of babies and toddlers from birth to 36 months. The course is taught in both English and American Sign Language.
Discover the multilingual world of babies in this 25-day online course taught by Dr. Deborah Chen Pichler.
Read about how to “Coordinate Follow-up After Hearing Screening” in the new edition.
Did you miss NCHAM’s webinar last week? That webinar – and other past webinars – are posted online now. You can find them on the NCHAM website.