American Sign Language

American Sign Language

Did you know American Sign Language is among the most common languages used in the US?

According to research, “baby signing can be beneficial for cognitive and emotional behaviors in infants.”   It also may help to facilitate verbal development.

While sign language is often by deaf or hearing challenged individuals and their families, educators have found that sign language instruction is good for learners of all ages both hearing and non-hearing individuals.

The Learning Gardens is excited to offer this learning opportunities to all its children.

Sarah, Sign Language Teacher

My name is Sarah. I am the founder of the Sign Language program here at The Learning Gardens. I am a level Twelve preschool teacher on the Wisconsin State Registry and I have been teaching at the Learning Gardens since 2021.

I am passionate about teaching American Sign Language. With three years of experience learning ASL and its culture, I have had the privilege of helping countless individuals become proficient in this beautiful language.

My journey with ASL began when I was introduced to the hard of hearing and Deaf community during my high school years. This experience ignited my love for ASL and inspired me to pursue a career in teaching. I hold a bachelors in Psychology, and I have a DPI substitute educator license in the State of Wisconsin.

As an ASL teacher, my goal is to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can develop their signing abilities and immerse themselves in Deaf culture. I believe in making my classes interactive and engaging, incorporating a variety of instructional techniques such as visual aids, games, and group activities to go along with our FrogStreet curriculum.

Whether you’re a beginner, eager to learn the basics, or an advanced learner looking to refine your skills, I am dedicated to tailoring my lessons to meet your child’s unique needs and learning style. I am patient, encouraging, and committed to their success. I am a firm believer in the power of communication and the importance of bridging the gap between the Deaf and hearing communities. I look forward to embarking on this exciting ASL learning journey with you and your child.

Note for Parents: Look for a ASL note on your child’s cubby every week that you can take home and review our weekly sign signals with your child. Let’s discover the beauty of signing togethe,· and open doors to a world of communication without barriers!