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Understanding ASL Literature- 

ID: A white woman with dirty-blonde hair with black glasses wearing a light blue blouse signing in front of a screen reflecting a powerpoint slide "What is ASL Literature"

This workshop introduces different genres of ASL Literature. The participants will learn about the history of ASL Literature and be exposed to many classic and contemporary works.  Appreciating and understanding the meaning of ASL literary works allows participants to reflect on their own lives.  The participants will work together to create works of various genres using ASL literary techniques.  The workshop demonstrates ABC/123 stories, ASL Storytelling, Visual Vernacular storytelling style, classifiers storytelling, ASL-Cinematic storytelling, ASL Poetry, Folklores tales/Jokes, and ASL songs. The workshops are adaptable depending on the ages and needs of the participants. 

Enhancing Your Medical Interpretation with ASL Classifiers

Enhancing Your Medical Interpretation - ID: A white woman with dirty-blonde hair with black glasses wearing a green blouse, gray pants and black shoes stands at the front of a workshop. A brown table set with a projector reflects on a white screen shows some white image.

This workshop, “Enhancing Your Medical Interpretation with ASL Classifiers: The Head,” will be part one of a four part series of whole being workshops on interpreting in the medical setting, with an emphasis on the proper use of ASL classifiers. The presenter will show various pictures of the body and explain a variety of ways to sign these images using classifiers. The presenter will exhibit visual materials depicting various medical conditions. Participants will be split into groups and work with a Deaf facilitator who will provide guidance and feedback. This will be a highly interactive workshop with a blend of instruction/modeling, group participation, and frequent feedback among all participants.


Interpreter skill level: Intermediate to Advanced 

Deaf participants are welcome

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"Ruthie is "a natural" very engaging, professional, knowledgeable!"


"Ruthie has been teaching our family for a year now, as we adjust to a family member's recent hearing loss. We have nothing but positive things to say about the great energy and enthusiasm she brings to her classes and the encouragement and support she gives us as we improve our new ASL communication skills!

Class with Ruthie is always fun and informative

(we have even done some ASL acting classes with her)!" 

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