An Introduction to Sign Language for Parents and Professionals

Date:September 22, 2017
Time:10:00 - 11:30am
Location: Palmetto Health Richland Campus
2 Medical Park Rd, Columbia, SC 29203
Lecture Hall in the Lower Level
Limit50 participants
Fee $15*
Make checks payable to "Jill Eversmann." (Due on date of training.)
*FREE for parents of children with special needs
Registration:Registration Link

This is an introduction to sign language workshop. It covers 25 single signs, the manual alphabet, and numbers 1-10. Participants will learn and practice the signs and learn tips for teaching signs to children. It also covers how sign language can encourage speech and language development, enhance overall communication and reduce frustration for children who are not yet able to effectively communicate using speech.

Presenter:Jill Eversmann

Jill Eversmann is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with 30 years of experience and is a Signing Time instructor. In addition to working in early intervention, she teaches sign language workshops for parents and professionals and is a national speaker with Cross Country Education. She loves working with young children and their families, teaching sign language and sharing the many benefits signing can offer to preverbal and non-verbal children, children with hearing loss as well as to typically developing children. Jill received her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University. She is ASHA certified and licensed in SC.