We are proud to work with
Western Canadian Center
for Deaf Studies (WCCDS)
Based in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education, the Western Canadian Centre for Deaf Studies (WCCDS) works in collaboration with the faculty’s endowed research chair—the David Peikoff Chair of Deaf Studies—to bridge research and community development. Established in 1986, WCCDS was founded on the belief that equity is a cornerstone of education. As a collaborative, multidisciplinary hub for scholarly and community work, WCCDS combines innovative research with outputs and project activities that contribute to the empowerment of deaf and hard of hearing individuals locally, nationally and globally.
Alberta School for the Deaf promotes academic, language and literacy excellence and positive emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Grades 1 to 12. American Sign Language (ASL) and English are the primary languages of instruction, and our learning environment focuses on excellence in communication, language and literacy.
Language First aims to educate and raise awareness about ASL/English bilingualism and the importance of a strong first language foundation for Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) children. This is achieved through educating parents and professionals with current evidence-based information and practice.
We are always looking for new ways to develop, research and distribute Sign2Read resources so we can continue to support deaf children’s language, learning, and literacy development. If you are interested in partnering with us in this effort, please contact us.