NMSD’s ASL Coach Program is a service program that serves rural locations in rural New Mexico. Our coaches are hired for one year to provide ASL instructions to families and to school programs where deaf children live
WHAT OUR PROGRAM LOOKS LIKE
NMSD hires and places ASL Coaches to live in rural locations around the state to provide direct signed language instruction in unexpected places. The service year begins with training in August. Coaches arrive at their site locations by late August to begin teaching ASL.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE DIRECT SIGNED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FROM ASL Coaches?
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- Families and Their Communities – Families will determine the type and frequency of service they desire to have. Ways service can be provided: in home instruction; informal instruction at a local restaurant, church, community center or playground; 1-on-1 family instruction or through local workshops with other families; other ideas as the family requests.
- Educational Teams – Schools can request services in a variety of ways or places that help meet their needs: ongoing classes for staff and/or students; class time support through language modeling for deaf students, hearing students and staff; after school programs; evening classes for staff or families; after school, evening or weekend workshops; other ideas as the team requests.
ASL Coach Program Video
For more information about the ASL Coach Program, please contact Christine Kane at (505) 476-6400.