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S.E.E. Classes

Why Signing Exact English (S.E.E.)?

Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) is a method of signing that allows all the parts of English to be seen and heard at the same time. Most S.E.E. signs are borrowed from American Sign Language (ASL) or are modified ASL signs. S.E.E. follows English closely, while ASL is a complete language of its own. S.E.E. can be integral to helping deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children gain full English proficiency so they are better able to interact in a primarily hearing-oriented society.

Learn S.E.E.

Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (NWSDHH) provides a number of different ways to learn S.E.E. These courses are open to the public – you do not have to have a child in one of our programs in order to participate! For all classes, please register prior to attending.

Online S.E.E. Classes at NWSDHH

These 8-session classes focus on helping students to improve their vocabulary, fluency, and expressiveness. They are suitable for adults and children, ages 10 and up. Come learn S.E.E. in a fun and supportive setting! Clock hours and scholarships are available.

Fall Classes 2020

Monday Classes, October 5 – November 23:
Beginning 5-6:30 PM PST & Intermediate 7-8:30p PM PST
Tuesday Classes, October 6 – November 24:
Intermediate 5-6:30 PM PST    Beginning 7-8:30 PM PST
Click here to learn more and register.

S.E.E. Weekend Skillshop at NWSDHH

Join us for a fun weekend learning S.E.E. at our annual, state-wide S.E.E. workshop! Renowned S.E.E. instructors from all over the country join us at NWSDHH for two days of S.E.E. immersion. Classes are available for all levels from beginner to interpreter, and all levels are taught by certified S.E.E. instructors. Connect with community members and improve your skillsets! The next skill shop date is TBD. Scholarships are available.

For more information, visit SEE My Signs.

In-Person S.E.E. Classes in Spanish

Due to Washington State regulations, all in-person classes have been cancelled at this time.

Taught in Spanish, these classes use custom vocabulary useful to parents. These evenings also provide a discussion of concerns and issues related to raising a child with a hearing loss (audiograms, cochlear implants, Deaf Culture, IEP process, etc.) and provide families the chance to network with other Spanish-speaking parents of deaf/hard-of-hearing children. Classes are located in Shoreline and elsewhere when needed (such as Bellevue). Childcare and snacks or a light meal are provided, and classes are free!

For more information, please contact Danise Heisey: (206) 364-4605 or d.heisey@northwestschool.com.