Video series for families and professionals
2/11/2021 9:44:15 AM
If you are DeafBlind or prefer to watch the video in a slow-paced, high contrast format, watch the DeafBlind friendlier ASL version instead.
Building a Foundation of Language sets children up for academic and emotional success. Visit this new series of films to learn tips and strategies for interacting with deaf and hard of hearing children.
There are two series:
In this new webinar series, family members will learn strategies and best practices for interacting with their child during every day routines. This will help children learn language and emerging literacy. Children who have a strong foundation in language and mindfulness practices, have better outcomes in school and have a more positive sense of self.
In this new webinar series, professionals who work with families will learn how to coach families on communicating with their young deaf and hard of hearing children during every day routines. Professionals will learn how to help families practice interactive strategies, which will support language and early literacy with their child. Children who have a strong foundation in language and mindfulness practices have better outcomes in school and have a more positive sense of self. Professionals have an important role supporting families. Professionals should watch the Family Series first and then watch the Professional Series.
All videos in this series are in American Sign Language (ASL) with English voiceover and captions. Descriptive transcripts have also been provided. You can find the videos at: Building a Foundation of Language Video Series.
Leala Holcomb Ph.D.: Narrator
Haruna Matsumoto: Parent
Oceana Matsumoto: Child
Aaron Waheed, MEd: Mindfulness Guide
Debbie Golos, Ph.D.
Leala Holcomb, Ph.D.
Brynn Roemen MEd
Damon Timm (Video Production)
Anna Paulson MEd
Anne Sittner Anderson
Kaitlyn Mielke - English translations
Keystone Interpreting Solutions, Estina Beldon - captions
Keystone Interpreting Solutions, Patty McCutcheon - voiceover
The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing thanks:
James Beldon III for ASL talent
Patty McCutcheon for voiceover
Keystone Interpreting Solutions for film production