Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I enroll my child?
  2. Do you only use sign language at the campus programs?
  3. Does ASDB have materials and resources that can be borrowed?

 

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ANSWERS:

1. How do I enroll my child?
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Answer: Referrals to ASDB are generated through a child's home school district. For more information contact your child's IEP team or school district representative.

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2. Do you only use sign language at the campus programs?
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Answer: No. ASDB's Phoenix and Tucson campuses follow a child-centered language planning approach. American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken language are used in carefully planned ways to meet the needs of each individual child. On our campuses, the language of instruction is frequently ASL. However, there are some classes conducted partially or wholly in spoken English, depending upon the needs of the individual children and the class as a whole. When the language of instruction is ASL, various activities and support services are used to foster spoken language for students who benefit from those services.
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3. Does ASDB have materials and resources that can be borrowed?

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Answer: Yes. Students, families and community members can sign up to be community borrowers at one of the campus libraries. Please see our library page for more information and downloadable borrower forms. Additionally, the Early Childhood and Family Education program and the Regional Cooperative Programs often have materials and resources to loan to the children and families they serve.
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