The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to be working in partnership with the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf in the development and delivery of this workshop.
This 10 hour (2 day) interactive workshop will introduce participants to strategies and techniques for dealing with individuals in the deaf community in first contact emergency situations. Participants will learn the ASL alphabet, basic sign language for emergency situations, and communication strategies to be able to calm, reassure, assess and obtain contact and other necessary information. Participants will also spend time learning about deaf culture in order to have a better understanding on how to communicate with individuals in the deaf community. The workshop is designed to apply what is learned in practice scenarios.
No previous knowledge of Sign Language is required to take this workshop.
At the end of the workshop, participants receive a USB with over 100 practice videos to review the material covered in the workshop and a Humber College Certificate of Participation.
The cost of this workshop is $150.00.
"As a future nurse, I want to be able to provide the best care as possible to anyone I may encounter. After attending this workshop, I have gained skills on how to communicate with the deaf. The workshop was ever so life changing, especially on how important it is to communicate with individuals in the Deaf community. I learned how to sign questions that I can definitely use in the workforce like, where is your pain, have you taken any medications, how are you feeling. It was such an amazing workshop, the instructors just made it so much fun to learn! I would definitely recommend this workshop to everyone, especially individuals who will be present during emergency situations - it will make a difference in the care provided to individuals who are hearing impaired." - Cheyenne Hosein
ASL 010 515 - Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We can also arrange workshops for your organization on site, with dates and times of your choice.
Parking on campus is free.
OR call the Registration Office at 416-675-5005
Watch the video on "Communicating with the Deaf in Emergency Situations".
For those interested in continuing to study Sign Language, here is the link to our Sign Language 1 class.
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