A multi disciplinary approach involving Deaf and Hard of Hearing professionals, Educators, Child Development Specialists, Speech-Hearing professionals and others. Working together to achieve goals with d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and families.
Northern Saskatchewan ECFS Staff:
Southern Saskatchewan ECFS Staff:
American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete visual/gestural langauge that uses hand shapes and non-manual markers. It has the same linguistic properties as other spoken languages but the grammatical rules differ. Other sign systems such as, but not limited to, SEE (Sign Exact English), and ME (Manual English), are signed versions of English and are not considered a complete visual language.
Receiving a medical diagnosis that a child has a hearing loss is often unexpected for parents. There are many emotions and questions to navigate through for parents and professionals.