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Author Visits

Looking for a unique experience for your school or group?
We’re now scheduling author visits!
Schedule yours today!

Experience the amazing power of American Sign Language! Author visits will be personal and engaging, focusing on student participation and learning.

Students will be filled with excitement and anticipation for what's possible and leave with a new appreciation for sign language and the deaf and hard-of-hearing world.

What will students learn?

Introduced to 32 signs through the book

Gain an appreciation for sign

Learn the American Sign Language alphabet

Understand the power and potential ASL has to offer both d/Deaf and hearing individuals

What programs do you offer?

Kathleen provides an engaging combination of sign language instruction, sharing the power, beauty, and magical experience of ASL, and class participation. Kathleen's award-winning ASL Picture Book introduces children to 32 signs in a fun and educational story. Kathleen will explain the basics of ASL and teach the class the ASL alphabet and counting up to 10, 20, or 30, depending on the age of the students.

Science of ASL - Gold Package

Exploring the brain and the auditory nerve. Dive into the world of ASL with our "Science of ASL" presentation! 

Ideal for 3rd - 6th graders

  • Explore the brain and auditory nerve

  • Witness a captivating book reading in ASL

  • Learn the ASL alphabet and essential signs

  • Discover the impact of ASL in National League Baseball

  • Engage in a unique session on listening with your body and hearing with your mind.

  • Participate in a Q+A session to deepen your understanding of Deaf Awareness.

  • Join us for an enlightening journey into the world of ASL!

Exploring the Limitless Potential of ASL - Silver Package

This event offers a great opportunity to discover the incredible benefits of sign language that impact individuals of all ages.

*Adaptable for K-Adult

  • Engage in a captivating book reading of "My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me" in American Sign Language.

  • Participate in a thought-provoking Q&A on Deaf Awareness.

  • Learn 32 signs from the book.

  • Delve into ASL basics.

  • Master the ASL Alphabet.

  • Counting with one hand 0-999 with ASL. 

  • Contribute to brainstorming how ASL can enrich our lives.

Author Book Reading - Bronze Package

Stutents will learn to sign 32 signs during the book reading. 

*Adaptable for K-Adult

  • Virtual or In Person

  • Book reading: My Monster Truck Goes Everywhere with Me - Illustrated in American Sign Language

  • Teach 32 signs in the book and ASL basics

  • Teach the ASL Alphabet

  • Counting with one hand 0-999 with ASL. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will Kathleen travel for school visits?

A: Yes. Kathleen loves visiting kids all over the country. If booking for more than on day/one school in the same area/school district, discounts are available. The school pays for flight, lodging, and meals as well as author fees and per diem.

Q: Does Kathleen sell books?

A: Yes. Books can be pre-ordered and signed the day she visits your school. The time for book signing will be in additional to the program selected. When incorporating an author visit as part of your school literacy program, it just makes sense to encourage and foster a love of reading and books. A great way to do this is by continuing the excitement by giving kids the opportunity to take home a signed book of their very own.

Q: What size class do these programs work for?

A: A smaller class is preferred, that way each child is acknowledged and encouraged to engage. Class size of 10-25 is recommended. Depending on age up to 45 may be accepted.

Q: What about lunches?

A: Kathleen eats light while traveling. A great lunch is either a grilled chicken salad wrap or wrap (with dressing on the side!). A cold bottle of water is perfect. 

Also, while she does not mind eating with teachers, she prefers not to have lunch with students as she needs a little downtime between presentations. If your school usually includes an author lunch with kids as part of your program, that is fine, but please set aside a separate time that Kathleen can eat alone.

Q: How about virtual visits?

A: Yes! Virtual visits are also age-appropriate. They are a variation on the programs listed above. The presentation will just have to be adjusted because of the medium. Virtual visits are charged per session with no extra fees. The school is required to set up either Zoom or Google connections. 

Q: What is Kathleen's COVID-19 vaccination status?

A: Kathleen is fully vaccinated and is visiting virtually or in person locations that adhere to CDC recommendations.

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