The purpose of this course is to develop both the understanding and the skills of signed language communication in educational settings, with emphasis on the development of ASL/English strategies for classroom instruction of Deaf and hard of hearing students. Students participating in this course will compare, contrast and practice American Sign Language, English sign language systems and Cued Speech. Students will investigate home and educational use of sign language and the issues impacting sign language choice and implementation. Cultural issues as well as community impacts will be reviewed. Students will reinforce their classroom learning within the school and community settings.