Language Development Support Specialist

Language Development Support Specialist

Also known as Language Facilitators.

Many deaf children of hearing parents begin formal schooling with little fluency in either a spoken or signed language. These children can be considered semilingual, as they are fluent in neither English nor ASL at an age where hearing children exhibit adult-like competency in spoken English. For these deaf individuals, semilingualism is sometimes a life-long struggle.

Our Language Facilitators work with your staff and the student to combat the negative effects of semilingualism. Employing creative intervention methods, direct modeling, teaching the child inherent American Sign Language, cultivating independence, and/or spoken language support. The Language Facilitator works alongside the student’s support team to assure that the child is receiving the most inclusive and best educational tools to become academically successful.

Offered in TOLEDO

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