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CLARK, NJ – Clark preschool students were treated to story time with an introduction to sign language recently.
Students from Mrs. Loren Hsu’s, American Sign Language class at Arthur L. Johnson High School along with Principal Jennifer Feeley read multiple children’s books to the students while others simultaneously signed.
“The preschool students were extremely attentive to the high school students and their story-telling skills. Watching the high school students interact with the young preschool children provided enjoyment for all,” said Lori Kowalski, Supervisor of Preschool/School Nurses.
According to school officials, additional visits are planned in the spring.
American Sign language is a visual form of communication used by the Deaf Community. The use of American Sign Language (ASL) and the desire of students to learn ASL is on the rise.
ASL was introduced at Arthur L. Johnson last year and has grown significantly. American Sign Language can be taken as an elective or to fulfill graduation world language requirements.