ASL Lab

The American Sign Language Lab is open to enrolled ASL students across all levels.  It is housed within a shared space in Diffenbaugh, and has evolved to become an integral component of the ASL program.  Lab sessions provide students with opportunities to apply foundational language knowledge in small group settings.  Due to the pandemic, separate labs are not currently being hosted.  Rather, Facilitators are assisting with synchronous online sessions.

ASL Lab facilitators are selected based on performance in the ASL courses and can earn independent studies credit by simultaneously enrolling in the associated Applications of Research course (SPA 3801), which fulfills a requirement for earning Honors in ASL.  In addition to developing their own signing skills, these positions provide students with foundational opportunities to explore the evidence-based underpinnings of facilitating language, which is paramount to future careers.

 

Lead Lab Facilitators

Amanda P. is a senior at Florida State University from Naples, FL.  She is majoring in Communication Science and Disorders with the goal of becoming a pediatric audiologist. Amanda started learning ASL her sophomore year at FSU, has fallen in love with the language, and hopes to use what she has learned in her future profession. At FSU, she is involved with Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Student Academy of Audiology, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, and The American Sign Language Club. This year, Amanda is serving as the Lead Lab facilitator for the ASL Program and is excited for this upcoming year and all that the ASL program has to offer in these unusual circumstances!

Lexie B. is a senior at Florida State University majoring in Communication Science and Disorders, with a goal of becoming an audiologist. On campus, she is involved with National Student Speech Language & Hearing Association, Student Academy of Audiology, ASL club, and Sigma Delta Tau sorority. She realized that she had a passion for learning ASL as soon as she began her first course, and she is very excited to serve as Assistant Lead Lab Facilitator. After graduation, she plans on going to graduate school to pursue her Doctor of Audiology degree, and is looking forward to using ASL in her future career.

Facilitators for Beginning ASL (ASL 1)

Dani D. is from Gainesville, Florida and is a senior in the BA Theatre program. Her goal is to become a concert or theatrical stage manager and then an oncology nurse. At FSU she is a tour guide and is involved in her favorite club, Camp Kesem. She loves helping people and learning more about ASL and is very excited to take on this semester!

Rebecka L. is a Senior majoring in Communication Science and Disorder from Boca Raton, FL. She plans on attending graduate school in the fall to pursue a career as an audiologist. She hopes to work in a pediatric position.

Facilitators for Intermediate ASL (ASL 2)

Shaye D. is a senior at Florida State University from Wellington, Florida. She is a senior in the Communication Science and Disorders major. Shaye started taking ASL as a freshman in high school and has developed a deep love for the language and culture. ASL helped her discover her future career path. Shaye plans to attend graduate school to become a speech-language pathologist.

Alyssa D. is from Knoxville, Tennessee. She is a Senior at Florida State University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Developmental Disabilities. Her goal is to become a Physician’s Assistant. On campus she is a Bat Girl for the FSU Baseball team. She is also involved in YoungLife Highschool and YoungLife Capernaum. She is working with the FSU College of Medicine to help bring change and awareness to Maternal Mental Health through FL BH-IMPACT. She looks forward to helping expand her and her peers ability and love for signing!

 

Amanda M. is a Junior at Florida State University majoring in Communication Science and Disorders, with the goal of becoming a Speech Language Pathologist with a minor in Family and Child Sciences. She strives to work in either the Rehabilitation setting or the School setting. At FSU, she is involved in the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated., The Dance Project at FSU, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and is a 2021 FSU Orientation Leader! She has been passionate about ASL since the 7th grade and loves to share information about the language.

Facilitators for Advanced ASL (ASL 3)

Hope M. is a senior at Florida State University from Sarasota, FL. She is majoring in Communication Science and Disorders with a minor in Psychology. She is graduating with the Developmental Disability certificate and is working towards honors in ASL. She hopes to become a Speech Language Pathologist working primarily with the pediatric population. On campus she is involved in ASL Club, NSSLHA, SAA, Dance Marathon, and the Panhellenic Association. She has completed ASL 1-3 and is excited to continue to work with Dr. K and be a part of the ASL program.

Lead Lab Facilitator, Amanda Prozeralik, will also be helping out with ASL 3 this semester!