a program offered through the Educational Resource Center on Deafness at Texas School for the Deaf.
SRP is designed to:
For me, the Shared Reading Project has been amazing. It really teaches you to teach your child the story in an enjoyable way. As for my son, he looks forward to the sessions, and watching the DVDs. He is improving his language skills and enjoying books more. It has been such a positive experience for our family and we are thankful for the opportunity.
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We try to make it easy for you!
Families and Tutors are able to see and hear each other by using free videoconferencing applications such as Skype, Google+, or Zoom
These applications run on standard home computers with webcams and high-speed Internet connections to provide high quality video connections
Some Families and Tutors may use videophones or iChat (using Mac computers) if a match can be made in which both students and instructors have access to the same equipment.
Shared Reading Project sessions are designed for one-on-one instruction or group sessions (with up to 3 members in a class) in ASL (American Sign Language) or in SEE (Signing Exact English*).
*The Shared Reading Project has a limited number of Tutors with SEE (Signing Exact English) skills.
There is no cost to participate in the Shared Reading Project. However, Families and Tutors are expected to have computers with webcams, high-speed internet connection, and email.
Our staff is made up of a Coordinator and Tutors who come from a variety of backgrounds but share a passion and skill for nurturing a love of reading within families. Meet our Shared Reading Project Team.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Avonne Brooker-Rutowski, the Shared Reading Project Coordinator.