Promoting Language Acquisition for Youth
Resources and individualized instruction to foster school readiness and enhance parenting skills. FCD collaborates with the home bound and pre-kindergarten school programs to improve continuity between home and school as well as providing recreational outings outside of school hours and during the summer to build peer support, increase language development and enhance parenting techniques.
Jackie Haig is the FCD Birth-5 Youth and Family Support Specialist. She was born and raised on Long Island, New York, attended a mainstream school. She is unilateral Cochlear implant user and utilize it frequently to communicate with all sorts of people.
She attended University of Washington, State College of Florida, Rochester Institute of Technology and University of South Florida. She earned bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies and master’s degree in Adult Education, worked as an ASL Lab Tutor Student and Teacher Assistant. She was a certified ASL college instructor & school teacher, now a Deaf Mentor with Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. As of 2023 - she is a certified VCSL (Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist) ASL Evaluator through REAL (Regional Early Acquisition of Language). She is great with building relationships with the children, funny, and connects effectively with parents who join our program.
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(All Ages) A parent-governed group meets regularly to foster peer support, share experiences and information. Supervised activities that build self-esteem and cultural identity, as well as improving communication skills, are provided for children during adult sessions. Additional recreational activities provide opportunities of socialization and building relationships for families.