Children who sign early on generally outperform those who do not sign during their early school years.

– NTID’s Center for Education Research Partnership

https://language1st.org/

ASL Storytime

A sweet short story is told in American Sign Language and 2 butter cookies to decorate or just eat! Starting in September.

Storytime starts in January. 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 10:00 AM
Cost: $20.00 per child & parent

September 7th – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

September  21st – Goodnight Moon

October 5th – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

October 19th – It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse!

November 1st – Please Baby Please

November 16th – Please Puppy Please

December 7th – Good Night Gorilla!

Enjoy the Holidays!

Classes Begin again January 4th

“We encourage people to become fluent and skilled users, teachers, and interpreters of ASL. Moreover, we welcome everyone to experience learning and using ASL. We believe that ASL is beneficial to all people, of all ages. We value ASL. We hope you do, too.”

– National Association of the Deaf

Private Tutoring:

Tutoring for high school and college students.  For families inquire at info.thesweethand.com

1 hour session – 65.00

4 – 1 hour sessions  – 250

6 –  1 hour sessions – 375.00

Adult ASL Classes
12 & Up
Coming in January

This beginning class teaches students the foundation skills for ASL.
Students will learn: 

  • Fingerspelling
  • Colors
  • Numbers
  • Animal
  • Basic verbs and nouns
  • Emotions
  • Family

Students will practice vocabulary in meaningful contexts to develop comprehension, with plenty of review and practice to allow students to develop confidence.

Kids After-School ASL Classes 
Ages 8-12
Coming in January

Students will learn ASL through fun games & activities.

  • Topics taught:
  • Alphabet
  • Colors
  • Numbers
  • Animals
  • Basic verbs and nouns

Students will practice vocabulary in meaningful contexts to develop comprehension, with plenty of review and practice to allow students to develop confidence.

American Sign Language Spotlight

The Sweet Hand believes in giving back to the community. In this spirit, we are honored to provide local Deaf students with part-time employment. When Deaf students work for The Sweet Hand, they learn how to give excellent customer service, gain baking experience, and understand the ins and outs of running a business. The Sweet Hand also provides students with an opportunity to prepare their resumes and sharpen their interviewing skills. Our goal is to give students the chance to experience the real world in a hands-on fashion alongside Deaf mentors.

The Sweet Hand is proud to promote Language Acquisition for Deaf children. We are a passionate advocate for Deaf children and their parents, and we seek to support them in a variety of ways. We also promote Deaf artists and Deaf art. Click on a links to find out more about artwork and organizations that support and promote American Sign Language.

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