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Aug 26, 2019

A new textbook for deaf children is born!

We invite you to the presentation
We invite you to the presentation

A printed text for teachers, colorful illustrated activities for children that can be projected or printed, videos in LSA recorded by deaf people and ICT activities, all in one. 

We are launching the first textbook to teach Spanish as a second language for deaf children. The book contains 6 units designed for children to learn Spanish through different types of activities as shown in the pictures. 

“Reading and writing with science 2” was created to accompany the literacy process of deaf students in the third and fourth grade of the primary level. It is an innovative material that continues the series initiated in 2017 by Canales Asociacion Civil to teach Spanish as a second language, with a communicative approach and through the use of Argentine Sign Language.

The first textbook was based on the field of arts: circus, photography, drawing, mimics, etc. This time, the textbook is organized from the sciences field. It includes six units of graduated and progressive complexity, which describe different moments during a camp carried out by a group of deaf students in southern Argentina as a year-end trip.

These girls and boys need to understand an unknown geography and to find answers to the natural phenomena they observe in the environment. They interact and investigate through experiments and a series of texts, questions such as why the sky is blue, where is the sugar that I put in my coffee that I can't see, why is there wind, whether or not there are hot water rivers and much more. In the exchanges, they acquire the necessary linguistic tools to integrate the everyday language to interact and the specific scientific language in order to access the curricular contents demanded by schools.

This innovative textbook will be officially presented September 5th In the Auditorium of the Professorate of Special Education. 

Thank you for being part of it!!

 

printed text for teachers
printed text for teachers
Activities for deaf children
Activities for deaf children
sign language video. Magnetism
sign language video. Magnetism
Sign Language Video. The wind
Sign Language Video. The wind
sign language video.the volcano
sign language video.the volcano
sign language video. Why the sky is blue
sign language video. Why the sky is blue
May 31, 2019

Starting workshops for Deaf Women

Deaf women's network
Deaf women's network

In this first stage, we organized 3 workshops in which different topics were addressed. The workshops were conducted by two organizations: Sordas sin Violencia (Deaf Women Without Violence) and Fundación Mujeres en Igualdad (Women in Equality Foundation). 

They worked on issues of gender, violence and the role of women in society, access to information, the political participation of women and the struggle for the law of sizes, its implications for health and the body image of women.

Deaf women of different ages participated and a space of exchange, reflection and demystification of deeply rooted concepts was generated. Many questions arose based on the social construction of the role of women, the expression and gender identity, the empowerment of women in the history of our country and some doubts regarding the different types of violence.

During the workshops they worked in groups (made up of young and adult women), in which they had to think about a topic for which they would like to fight, to think about the strategies and the methodology to carry it forward.

For Deaf people, access to information is usually difficult. There are few spaces where they find information in Sign Language or where they have access to professionals who explain different topics with an interpreter. For this reason, myths and false beliefs are very frequent within the Deaf community.

In this sense, these meetings were very rich since a very interesting exchange was generated among the generations of women, guided by professionals who provided them with accessible information and at the same time the possibility of clarifying the doubts that were arising.

We will keep working!

 

 

the topic: gender
the topic: gender
88 year old deaf woman telling her story
88 year old deaf woman telling her story
Deaf mom sharing her experience
Deaf mom sharing her experience
Participants have their opinions
Participants have their opinions
Aplause
Aplause
access to information
access to information
May 30, 2019

Tell me a story in Argentine Sign Language

Six new stories in LSA
Six new stories in LSA

Tell me a story in LSA (Argentine Sign Language), the project in which elderly deaf adults meet face to face or virtually with deaf children to tell stories and share conversations in their language, Argentine Sign Language, ended its second stage.

On this occasion, a specially trained group of storytellers visited 4 schools and participated as storytellers in 6 new stories that will be disseminated through www.cuentoslsa.org.ar a free Internet site.

Although storytelling is one of the most important moments between parents and their children, this does not happen with deaf children, since hearing families (who represent 90% of the population) do not know sign language.

The direct contact with elderly deaf adults in schools for the deaf has been an excellent opportunity for little deaf children to interact with linguistic and cultural references that serve as models so that deaf children can be projected in the future.

Deaf children age 4 to 8 enjoyed this encounter, interacted in sign language with their elderly peers while participating in a cultural literary experience.

You are invited to watch and listen to these new stories! www.cuentoslsa.org.ar

Monica tells a story in front of the camer
Monica tells a story in front of the camer
Marcelo participates from the filming of one video
Marcelo participates from the filming of one video
Monica tells a story in LSA
Monica tells a story in LSA
Celita interacts with deaf children at school
Celita interacts with deaf children at school
Lorena records her voice in Spanish
Lorena records her voice in Spanish

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