Rachel Coleman to Present at OFCEC Conference February 5th, 2008
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Rachel Coleman, Host of Popular Children’s TV Series Signing Time, to Present During This Year’s Oklahoma Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children Conference
MIDWEST CITY, OK – January 30, 2008 – Rachel Coleman, host of Signing Time! , will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, February 5th at 9:00 a.m. during this year’s Oklahoma Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children (OFCEC) Conference at the Reed Center, located at 5800 Will Rogers Road Midwest City, OK 73110.
Coleman, who co-created Signing Time as a means to teach children of all abilities how to communicate using American Sign Language (ASL), will share her personal story about how she overcame communication challenges with her own two daughters – one deaf and the other born with spina bifida and cerebral palsy. She will speak about sign language as an effective tool for communicating with all children, regardless of physical challenges.
Following the performance, Coleman will also speak with attendees during two breakout sessions, providing a more interactive session where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. The first session is scheduled for 10:50 a.m.-11:40 a.m., and second session is scheduled for 1:15 p.m.-2:05 p.m.
On February 5-6th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., the OFCEC have extended the opportunity for all people to come and learn about some beneficial programs designed to improve educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the intellectually gifted. Registration on both days begins at 8:00 a.m.
Signing Time is a both a DVD and public television series that teaches ASL to hearing children. Featuring Rachel Coleman, her daughter Leah—who is deaf—along with Alex—Leah’s cousin, who can hear—and their animated pet frog Hopkins, Signing Time offers an unparalleled multi-sensory approach to teaching children ASL. With 26 volumes, Signing Time has become the largest library of entertaining signing videos of its kind available. Signing Time reaches children with diverse learning styles and encourages interaction through signing, singing, speaking and moving.
ABOUT TWO LITTLE HANDS PRODUCTIONS
Two Little Hands Productions produces and distributes Signing Time, a captivating and entertaining American Sign Language (ASL) DVD series and public television program. Signing Time was created to make signing fun and easy for children of all ages and abilities. Two Little Hands Productions also produced the popular Baby Signing Time DVDs and CDs that have played a prominent role in the recent “baby signing” trend.
Two Little Hands Productions is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, please visit www.signingtime.com.
ABOUT THE COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.