Registration closes August 5, 2019

Michigan School for the Deaf
1235 W. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Doors open at 8 a.m.

Start time: 8:30 a.m.

End time: 4 p.m.


$75 for professionals


Fingerspelling Our Way to Reading is a research-based curriculum and intervention that was developed specifically to support children who are Deaf or Hard or Hearing (DHH) in developing reading skills. This training will give attendees the background, instruction, modeling, and practice necessary to implement the Fingerspelling Our Way to Reading materials with fidelity.

SCECHs are pending.

Learner Objectives

  1. Understand the results of a five-year research project related to improving reading skills for young students who are DHH in K-2nd grade
  2. Learn about the theory, goals, and objectives for the Fingerspelling Our Way to Reading program
  3. Gain skills to implement the fingerspelling and reading components of this program

About the Presenter

Nancy Bridenbaugh is currently a Research Associate at the Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD), focusing on a program that develops fingerspelling phonologic awareness for Deaf Hard of Hearing children in K-2nd grade. She earned her master’s in Deaf Education and has taught children who are DHH and has been a mentor for teachers. Ms. Bridenbaugh served as Director of the Gallaudet University Regional Center in Hawaii and Director of Rocky Mountain Deaf School, a bilingual charter school.

Hotel Rooms

A block of hotel rooms is available at Best Western Plus in Flint for $85 plus tax. Participants will receive more information about how to reserve a room in their registration confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy

Please note: A credit card payment is required to complete your registration and secure your slot for this event. MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.

If you have a question or need to cancel, call MDE-LIO at 517-241-7083.

Contact Information

Stacy Guthrie