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A Continuum of Communication:

American Sign Language


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Join us on December 16th, 2014


Q & A 3:30 pm-3:45 pm



During this webinar, participants will be provided with information related to American Sign Language (ASL).  Answers to questions related to what ASL is, what is needed for effective outcomes using ASL, who uses this type of communication and what are some of the best ways to support children and families choosing this type of communication.

About the Presenters:

Melinda Smith Meyers received her Bachelor of Social Work from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Melinda worked as a home-based developmental therapist and ASL family trainer under Child Development Services for 15 years; and family case-manager for Maine DHHS and the Community Counseling Center for 6 years.  She is currently an ASL Family Trainer and Deaf Mentor in the Early Childhood and Family Services program at MECDHH.  She recently received Parent Advisor and Deaf Mentor certifications from the SKI-HI Institute of Utah State University.


Pamela Doig holds a Master's of Art with a dual certification in Deaf Education and Early Childhood Education as well as  a Graduate Certificate in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families from Gallaudet University.  Pam was introduced to the Deaf community 9 years ago when she took her first course in American Sign Language.  She began her teaching career in the classroom where she discovered her passion for working with families.  She has since worked as a Home Visitor for Early Head Start.  Pam is excited to have recently joined the team of Early Childhood and Family Services Consultants at MECDHH.

Who Should Attend?
The target audience for this webinar includes parents, families, caregivers, Child Development Services (CDS) staff, early interventionists, audiologist, pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, Deaf mentors, ASL family trainers, teachers and anyone else working with families or caregivers of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

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Archived Presentations:

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