Visual Language and Literacy Development Presented by Dr. Melissa Herzig, Gallaudet University


NOTE: This training, formerly scheduled for Mar. 13, 2018 was cancelled due to weather. All interested in attending, including those formerly registered, must register again.

Presentation: In the past 12 years, researchers at the National Science Foundation’s Center- Visual Language Visual Learners (VL2) at Gallaudet University have made some key findings that help us better understand how children who are deaf develop ASL and learn to read   Join us live on April 16, 2018, as Dr. Herzig: describes the role of visual processes, visual language, and social experiences in the development of higher cognition, learning, and literacy; provides an overview of the Storybook Apps that she and others at the VL2 Center developed; and leads participants in using information and resources provided to plan lessons that support cognitive and language development of children at home and in the classroom. Each participant attending for the full day will earn a Certificate of Attendance for 5.5 hours. (No fee)

Presenter: Melissa Herzig, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego) is the Education and Research Translation Manager for Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) the National Science Foundation's Science of Learning Center, and is the Co-Founder and Assistant Director for the Educational Neuroscience doctoral program at Gallaudet University. She is also responsible for leading “Use” and “Efficacy” studies of the Center’s resources, both for VL2 and for her work with schools. Another favorite role is to facilitate communication between researchers and educators.

Target Audience: Educators working in Virginia with young children who are deaf/hard of hearing and who use sign language and parents of young children who are deaf/hard of hearing.


4/16/2018 9:00 AM - 4/16/2018 4:00 PM


VSDB Campus
Staunton, VA


Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer


Communication/Language Early Childhood Elementary Hearing Impairment Literacy Parent/Family Preschool Related Services Social/Emotional