In order to best meet the individual needs of each child, Camp SHARP will have two programs this summer. Enhancing the understanding and/or use of spoken English is the focus of both programs.
Program I is for children who
Communicate primarily in American Sign Language (ASL)
Do not use or occasionally use
amplification (i.e. hearing aid or cochlear implant)
With amplification have a hearing level in the moderate, severe, and/or profound range
Age 3 years (by June 20, 2011) to rising kindergartners
Program I will run from June 20-July 1, 2011.
Program II is for children who
- Communicate primarily in English
- Communicate in both ASL and spoken English on a daily/regular basis
Use amplification throughout the day, everyday
Without amplification, have a hearing level in the mild to moderate range
When aided, have a hearing level in the normal to mild range or the mild to moderate range
Age 2 years (by July 6, 2011) to rising kindergartnersProgram II will run from July 6-29, 2011.
Gallaudet's Child Development Center
(CDC), a campus childcare center, indicated that they are happy to provide service if slots are available. Typically the center services children under the age 4 years, 6 months. The tuition cost is $7.00 per hour. Parents would register and pay the pre-registration fee for their children through the CDC. More information about the CDC can be found at http://www.gallaudet.edu/af/cdc.xml.
Informational and interactive sessions will be conducted by Gallaudet faculty and staff. Possible topics include: Language Access - Choosing Modalities; Understanding the Audiogram; Amplification - Management/Benefits;
|Behavior Promotion/ Management; Cochlear Implant Mapping,and Speech, Language, and Auditory Development. Sessions are conducted in both ASL and spoken English.
Gallaudet University is located at 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002. Camp is held in the new Sorenson Language Communication Center (SLCC) pictured above.
Parking & Transportation
There is ample parking on campus. Additionally, Gallaudet has a free shuttle that travels to the New York Avenue and Union Station Metro stops.
ASL Classes for Parents
Parents may be interested in attending ASL classes through the university during the day while their child is at camp. Click here for more information.
For More Information
Please contact Andrea Handscomb at 202-448-6967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.