WESTVILLE | The Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL Coffeehouse on Friday, March 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cornucopia Coffee Company, 210 Lincolnway, Valparaiso.
At 7 p.m. the guest presenter will be Jan Pool addressing the topic of Deaf education. Pool is a retired education form Bailey Elementary School in Chesterton. Her focus and experience is on the early years of a deaf or hard of hearing child’s education, getting children exposed to and fluent in language so that then they can focus on academics.
This presentation will be of particular interest to parents with deaf or hard of hearing children as well as early childhood, elementary education or special education teachers or students.
The event is open to all community members. Children are welcome to attend with a parent or adult. This is a pleasant, casual event for all to enjoy through participation or as an observer.
Participants are asked to use ASL providing an ideal opportunity to practice ASL to better communicate with friends, co-workers or family members. Coffee, food and drink may be ordered throughout the evening.
The ASL Club has another coffeehouse coming up on April 19. Each at Cornucopia Coffee Company from 6 to 9 p.m.
Information about the Purdue North Central ASL Club may be found at www.aslclub.info. Information about other events in the community is posted at: www.nwideaf.org.
Further information about the coffeehouses may be obtained by contacting Joanna Witulski, limited term lecturer in American Sign Language, at email@example.com.