In your job, effective communication can be a matter of life and death. Don’t let language and cultural barriers interfere with your ability to provide high quality care. Whether this is your first Spanish class or you just need a refresher, this class will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communications gap. The instructor starts with the basics of Spanish pronunciation and then moves right into simple words for everyday emergency situations involving controlling the scene, crowd control, and patient information, what happened, head trauma, on-scene treatment, childbirth, seizures and strokes and much more. This class will give you the basic knowledge you will need when you run to the rescue of a Spanish-speaking patient. This class is perfect for first responders, EMTs, police officers, and all medical personnel.
|DATES:||Thursday, March 3
Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 9
|MEETS:||6:00-7:30 p.m. in Lamar Hall, Room 133|
|INSTRUCTOR:||Ari Lugo – Native Speaker and Summer International Counselor, Pre-College Programs|
It is not just deaf and hard of hearing children who use sign language. Another large segment of sign language users are hearing, nonverbal children with conditions such as down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, trauma, brain disorders or speech disorders. For parents, educators, and counselors, sign language provides a means of quick communication, particularly for those whose attention spans may be very short or language skills very limited. For children, it is a means of expressing themselves so that they are less frustrated. Sign language stimulates and strengthens communication development and offers hope for families and children. Join Dr. Rebecca Lowe, as she teaches you basic signs that can be used with nonverbal communicators. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.
|DATES:||Saturday, March 4|
|MEETS:||8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Insight Park - HR Training Room|
|INSTRUCTOR:||Dr. Rebecca Lowe, AuD, CCC-A|
|FEE:||$79 with CEU $99|
|NOTES:||This class is open to parents, family and educators.|