Language Learning by Eye or by Ear

Language Learning by Eye or by Ear is designed to introduce educators, parents, interpreters, aspiring linguists, and sign language users to the basics of language acquisition and development milestones of babies and toddlers from birth to 36 months.  The course is taught in both English and American Sign Language.

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Learning Language by Eye or by Ear

In the News: Dual Language Educational Apps: A Co-Design Project with Deaf Children

Hearing children have a multitude of sound-supported educational software products available both at home and at school to enhance learning. In contrast, there are few accessible interactive educational products to support learning for deaf children. Researchers at the Minerva Deaf Research Lab are designing some fun, interactive translational products that use Avatar and robotic technology to embed signed language and print skills practice within a technology enhanced digital games environment. 

Our games are being developed with deaf children as co-design partners. The practice of co-design allows users to become an active part of the creative development of a product by interacting directly with the developers to inform design and innovation direction.

We extend a sincere THANK YOU to the students and staff at the Alberta School for the Deaf for their valuable input to date.  “Hands Waving” to the co-design team!

Co-Design Project in the News - Read the Article

Summer Symposia 2016

The Alberta Education Low-Incidence Province-Wide Collaborative Support team is offering summer sessions for school educators new to working with children and youth with low incidence disabilities, within the context of the Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RCSD) model. Three concurrent sessions in the following low-incidence disabilities are being offered at each host site:

  • Blindness and Visual Impairment
  • Deafness and Hard of Hearing
  • Complex Communication Needs

Sessions will be offered at these locations:

  • Grande Prairie: Crystal Park School, August 22, 2016
  • Edmonton: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, August 23, 2016 
  • Calgary: CT Centre, August 25, 2016
  • Lethbridge: Palliser Schools Division Office, August 26, 2016


To register for this event, please click on the Registration Page
If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Roy McConnell:
Phone: 780 427-5234 (toll free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000)

Please see the event flyer for more details!