American Sign Language

American Sign Language Program

The American Sign Language (ASL) program is offered to all students at the Louisiana School for the Deaf.  ASL teachers provide individual and group ASL intervention services. The American Sign Language (ASL) program provides an array of services to all students at the Louisiana School for the Deaf:

·         Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels Assessments for all students

·         Direct ASL instruction for all students and new signers.

·         Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning for all students who need support to develop and strengthen ASL skills in ASL classes and/or individual classes

·         ASL Literacy and ASL events for all students

The American Sign Language (ASL) program prepares all students to be:

1.   Effective communicators who

·         express and receive information competently in ASL

·         use appropriate communication etiquette in a variety of situations

·         use human and technological resources to facilitate communication.

2.   Problem solvers who

·         display appropriate interpersonal and intrapersonal skills

·         apply critical thinking skills in academic, personal, and social situations

The main goal of the American Sign Language program is to provide ASL experiences to help the students to develop their communicative skills in ASL.