American Sign Language Signs for Early Intervention Educators

When registering for any Summer Academy workshop, be sure to provide an email address and phone number where you can be reached during the summer.

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This is a six-hour interactive workshop for early-intervention professionals divided into teaching ASL signs and practicing expressive/receptive communication in vignettes using age-appropriate vocabulary. Approximately 300+ signs will be introduced to be used together with spoken language to increase communication options for language-delayed pre-school children.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Grades K - 4.


Certificate of Attendance, 6 hours.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Jan Caswell is a deafness consultant in various categories, from education to employment, counseling to interpreting, human services from early intervention to eldercare, for more than four decades. She developed a state-wide Deaf services program and has served on HCC Deaf Studies Program & Gallaudet University Satellite Boards.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.