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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ASL/English Bimodal Bilingual Education

Presenters: Susanne Scott and Dr. Laurene Simms
Part One: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7-8 p.m. (EST)

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Part Two: February 9, 2012, 7-8 p.m. (EST)
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Article: ASL/English webinars
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The Clerc Center presents a two-part webinar on ASL/English bimodal bilingual early childhood education. Susanne Scott and Dr. Laurene Simms share different strategies on how to incorporate both ASL and English into daily activities to promote language acquisition for deaf and hard of hearing children as well as how to be your child's advocate for developing an individual language plan.
 
Presenter Information: Susanne Scott, is a cochlear implant/bilingual specialist at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University. She has worked at Gallaudet and the Clerc Center since 1980, first as an educational audiologist, then as a clinical educator in the Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences. Scott joined the Cochlear Implant Education Center in 2003, where she provides content expertise in cochlear implants and ASL/English bilingual programming specific to working with professionals, students, and families at the Clerc Center and throughout the nation. She received her master's degree in audiology from Gallaudet University.
  
Dr. Laurene E. Simms is a professor in the Department of Education at Gallaudet University. An alumna of Indiana School for the Deaf, she received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, and a master's degree in deaf education from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), in Westminster.  Simms received her doctorate in language, reading, and culture from the University of Arizona, in Tucson.