Enhancing Communication Skills – 12 April 2011

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Hosted by the Mary Lee Foundation Free of Charge

Location:
Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive
Austin, Texas 78704
Date ~  April 12, 2011
Time ~  7 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday Evening

Topic: Enhancing Communication Skills – Sign Language 101

Participants will learn the following:
* The importance of developing basic sign language skills
* How ASL differs from spoken dialogue
* Learn to sign all the letters in the alphabet
* Pick your own sign name (shortened form)
* Learn to sign the most commonly spoken words and phrases
* Develop basic, functional sign language skills

Guest Speaker:  Jill Lindsey

Jill uses sign language as her basic means of communication.  After graduating from the Texas School for the Deaf in 1987, Jill took collegiate courses at ACC.  Jill took on a variety of jobs during her earlier employment years, but found her career niche at the Texas Comptroller’s Office where she has been employed for the last 21 years.  Aside from playing computer games, writing letters, riding her bike and exercising; one of Jill’s favorite things to do is to teach others basic signing skillsl; which in turn helps that person to be better able to communicate with her.  Jill taught Chip Howe the same basic signing skills being presented during this session well over 20 years ago, which enabled him to effectively work with individuals who had little or no hearing in a competitive work environment.

For more information or questions please contact:
Chip Howe at (512) 443-5777

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