My seven year old son is deaf and uses functional sign language. He is a cochlear implant recipient and uses oral language. However, it is our wish as a family to become fluent in ASL. Through SDSD, I was able to take a course via Skype for beginning ASL. My instructor, Colleen Barber, was phenomenal! Colleen taught me many signs in a fun and easy to follow format. My son participated in some sessions. We both loved it and hope to continue learning ASL this way. We live in a rural area with no deaf population so access to ASL is non-existent. This learning environment served our needs and was easily accessible for our rural setting. SDSD continues to help us gain educational opportunities and gives us positive input and information to navigate through our journey with deafness.

Lacy Wondercheck - Parent of an SDSD Outreach Client

Sign Language Resources

Our Spring 2017 Family Sign Language Class starts February 16! Until then, here is one of our latest videos so you can keep practicing your skills.

SDSD is working diligently to grow the content of our website. Check out our new tabs under Resources: Videos and ASL, Apps, & More. We've also added a link to the SDSD YouTube channel under Social Media in the banner at the base of our website.

Sioux Falls Area Upcoming Events

Family Sign Language Class
Starts Feb. 16
Thursdays 6-7

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