History and Mission

   Every individual has the right to a Lasallian education. Therefore, the Adult Night High School of La Salle Green Hills created a program for the education of Deaf learners. Individuals who are part of the society and are considered as Linguistic Minority, have innate abilities, talents and knowledge equal with their hearing counterpart (despite their difficulty in speech and hearing).


TIMELINE
2003-2004:

The Program for Deaf Learners (PDL) started with a Memorandum of Agreement with the City Government of Mandaluyong.  

Two part-time interpreters and one part-time guidance counselor were hired.  
Miss Joi V.
Initially, resource persons from the City Government were invited to assist in the program through seminars and workshops on Deaf culture and Filipino Sign Language.  However, as time went by, support by the city government dwindled which led the school to fully take-over the program. 


2004-2005:
   A moderator was appointed to supervise the program. Hence, concerns of both the students and the interpreters are channeled through the moderator who in turn, raises the same to the administration. 
Mr. Lumalang ( + right) is the first moderator of PDL
Miss Jennifer C. Mendoza, Guidance Counselor for the Deaf
 Each school year, the number of sign language interpreters increased until such time that an interpreter is assigned to each of the five year levels with an additional interpreter who takes care of the skills-training classes. 
Miss Claire D., Mr. Jun S., and Miss Jamee D. with Mr. Que
Mr. & Mrs Anna Mae and Mody S., Mrs. Jingle S., and Miss Roni A.
Miss Rhea N., Miss Aileene P., and Mrs. Rowena J.
Every year, particularly during the summer-in-service training, the faculty members attend sessions on Filipino Sign Language, Deaf Culture and Methodologies Inside a Mainstreamed Class for the Deaf.  
Professional Development Sessions
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Also on a yearly basis, parents/guardians of Deaf Learners are convened for an orientation on the school’s program offerings, parenting techniques and a discussion on issues and concerns of their Deaf child.
Parents of Deaf students 
The ANHS Deaf Week Celebration is also held on a yearly basis.  Through this activity, the Hearing members of the school community get to know the Deaf better through exhibits, fun interactions, contests and performances by the Deaf.


Posing after a Community Signed Mass
6th ANHS Deaf Week were participated by BID, ERES and PDL

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2005-2006:
Miss Teresita V. Tan, assigned as program moderator of PDL  (2005-2009)
The school offered two special classes for the Deaf with the hope of providing them with basic academic competencies to cope with their scholastic requirements.  The Special Reading for the Deaf and the Special Filipino for the Deaf were then opened.  These classes which are held once a week, before regular classes, require the Deaf (and selected sign language interpreters) to come to school early. These are the only self-contained classes.

The first formal program evaluation was also conducted in SY 2005-06.  Based on the results, the attitude of the faculty towards the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture is positive.  However, 58.3% of the faculty respondents wanted a separate class for the Deaf while 41.7% wanted an integrated one. 
Deaf performance during the National Anthem
They felt that they needed more assistance especially in terms of faculty development sessions in order to respond better to the concerns of the Deaf. Similarly, 81.3% of the student respondents wanted a separate section for the Deaf.  Half of them feel that the pacing of the lesson is fast.  
Posing during the annual sports event
Nonetheless, many of the student respondents feel that the program has been helpful and their expectations were met.  The evaluation also showed that Deaf learners significantly received lower grades compared to their Hearing counterpart.
Deaf students and SLIs with Miss JM (Counselor)

2007-2008: The first 6 Deaf High School Graduates
(From left: D. Enriquez, P. Egaña, J. Escorial, P. Gaveria, J. Pangilinan & R. Suante)
Dionisio E. Enriquez Jr.
Paul Gaveria
Dionisio and Paul posing after their college graduation

2008-2009:
The supervision of the Guidance and Counseling program for the Deaf was re-aligned.  Although the Guidance Counselor for the Deaf still coordinates largely with the Moderator of the Program for Deaf Learners (PDL), the content and delivery of the Guidance Program are now monitored by the Guidance and Counseling Coordinator.  
Miss Rosemarie E. Panlasigue, Guidance Counselor for the Deaf
   This led to a significant improvement in the substance and conduct of the Guidance activities for the Deaf.

The second formal program evaluation was conducted in March 2009.  Overall, the whole program was rated positively by majority of the respondents. However, there are still a lot of things that can be done by the administration, based on the long list of suggestions given by the respondents, to improve the program for deaf learners. In the area of academic concerns, Deaf students are motivated to fulfill academic requirements (55%) and perform better when they collaborate with their hearing counterparts than among themselves (57%). 

The evaluation also shows that teachers usually find it easy to modify their instructions (75%) and assessments (75%) to suit the deaf students’ learning styles.  However, a great number seldom consult the interpreter for possible instructional accommodation/s for the deaf (56%) and most of them feel that they do not have ample training in designing strategies suited for the deaf learners (85%). A great number of deaf students strongly agreed that the special classes in Filipino (50%), Reading (53%) and remedial classes (47%) helped them understand their subjects better.  On communication concerns, majority of the faculty feel that they lack Filipino Sign Language skills (FSL) (69%).  On co-curricular concerns, most of the student-respondents also agreed that their co-curricular activities helped them improve their entire personality (47%). On guidance and counseling concerns, all of the interpreters and most of the teachers feel that the deaf students seldom express their school and personal concerns to their homeroom advisers (80%), while a great number of students say that they often do that (60%). When it comes to referring concerns to the guidance counselor and/or PDL moderator, SLIs have varying answers. On preferred system of the community, SLIs (100%) and teachers (44%) feel that deaf students should be mainstreamed in selected subjects only while half of the students (50%) feel that they should be mainstreamed full time.


 Still in march 2009, the first PDL Organization Development session was conducted to discuss areas of concerns and action plans for the ensuing school year.

2009 Deaf Graduates
DLS CSB College Graduate: Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies - Computer Graphic Arts Technology (February 22, 2014)
(R) Mark Suguitan, Lovely Soriano and Mark R.

2009-2010:
Intensive Enrollment Procedures. In this year of implementation, a new screening process, which goes beyond the common practice of accepting all Deaf enrollees, was put into place. The screening process provides the ANHS administrators with information on the academic skills and readiness of the enrollee for mainstreamed system. Upon the completion of pertinent school documents, Deaf enrollees were screened by the Moderator assisted by a Guidance Counselor or a Sign Language Interpreter (SLI) at a schedule intended only for them. Using an Anecdotal Report, the PDL office identifies Deaf learners’ basic literacy skills (reading, comprehension and writing ability), signing ability and behavioral tendencies in order to gauge their preparedness for secondary education.


Miss Joi and Renz orienting and recruiting potential high school
enrolees from Batino Elementary School
A Deaf student (right) undergoing the screening 
process by a  PDL Staff
This screening process answers the growing level of frustration among the teachers when a Deaf student seemed not ready in a mainstreamed system.  New Deaf enrollees were advised immediately to attend Special Classes for Reading and Filipino subjects so that they can cope with the basic languages and terminologies being utilized by teachers inside the classroom.

Discussions are being made on the possibility of opening a Summer Bridge Program (SBP) on subjects most Deaf students are having difficulty with. This is conceptualized to further prepare the student for the more challenging requirements of the ensuing school year.
Top left: Deaf Graduates of 2010-2011,
Below left: C. Sangalang receiving a Perfect Attendance Award
Right: R. Fernandez receiving the Br. Miguel Award given only for Deaf students  
2010-2011:
     LSGH ANHS Program for Deaf Learners forged partnership with DLS CSB School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies and RIT NTID Pre-Education Network - International

PEN-International Fact Finding Session:
From left standing: Br. Jimmy, Mr. Noel, Mr. Dayrit, Mr. William, Miss Liza, Miss Sarah, Mr. John, (From left seated: Miss Mary Sue, Miss Techie, Rev. Ellen & Miss Nora

The delegates with Mr. Costello (seated middle) of the Learning Center for the Deaf
First session with the Fact Finding Representatives
Delegates at a mainstreamed classroom in University High School, LA
Mr. Jon Levy, Principal of UHS, toured the delegates at his school. (Look above  to see the sign, what does it say? Would it be cool if we have an area in school just for that?)
Mr. Dayrit (Principal) looking at the UHS bulletin board
C.O.W. stands for Computer on Wheels
An example of video weekly announcement of  school activities
Multimedia and library area  at UHS
Session with the fact-finding group
The school building of the Learning Center for the Deaf
Smart Board Education

Deaf Buddy Club Year 1
   As a result of an evaluation of clubs last school year and upon the advice of visitors from CEAD, the Principal opened a club that will heighten awareness of Deaf culture among hearing students and eventually become the support group for the Deaf program.

Hence, the Deaf Buddy Club was born with Mr. Que as the moderator. 
1st Deaf Buddies group picture taken during the presentation of 
"Dinig Sana Kita" with Mr. Dayrit, Mr. Mallari and Mr. Sandejas.
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To date, approximately 15 active members are undergoing a series of sign language training and other sessions geared towards understanding the Deaf culture. 
1st conversation session with a Deaf (left) student.
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It is anticipated that by next school year, more hearing students will be attracted to join this organization.


Nippon Foundation Visit
ANHS Deaf students interacting with the Nippon Foundation and CEAD visitors


Graduates 2010-2011
 Gawad Benildyano's Most Outstanding Student Development Project for 19th Deaf Festival, Beyond Extraordinary (2014)
Roejen Fernandez
DLS CSB College Graduate: Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies - Computer Graphic Arts Technology (October 2014)
2011-2012:
   A more stringent screening of Deaf applicants was implemented. This is to ensure that students are ready to cope with the demands of a mainstreamed program. The screening procedures include a written mental ability test, assessment of sign language skills, basic literacy and reading performance assessment and interviews. Those who did not pass the screening are advised to enroll in a self-contained class where more instructional intervention could be done. Upon acceptance, all new Deaf students were required to attend the Summer Bridge Program to assist them in their transition in their new school and to review basic academic skills.



May - April: 
First Filipino Sign Language Level 1 Training

    Eight Adult Night High School ((Mr. Que, Mrs. Ligsay, Mrs. Sentones, Mrs. Katipunan, Mrs. Roesch, Mr. Bautista, Miss Nolasco and Miss Domingo) personnel composed of faculty and staff volunteered to undergo a 12-day training in FSL at De La Salle—College of St. Benilde (DLS CSB). Sponsored by the Secondary Education  Initiatives and La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) ANHS, the participants attended classes thinking that they will study sign language only but came out with other learnings regarding Deaf culture, Deaf education and interaction with Deaf professionals, students and alumni of ANHS.
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ANHS faculty members and staff undergoing FSL Level 1 training
      Sessions with Mrs. Theresa Christine Benitez-Dela Torre (Director, CEAD), Mr. Ferdiand R. Vizmanos (Coordinator, FSLLP) and Miss Teresa Buenaventura (Coordinator, General Studies) gave participants a lot of insights about the mainstreamed education we are offering for our Deaf students. 
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   Most of the participants are now able to communicate with our Deaf students with minor and sometimes no assistance from Sign Language Interpreters (SLIs). Teacher-participants also incorporated in their individual projects the creation of learning activities that are Rights- Based for the Deaf. Others gave their time and effort in coming up with innovations like giving a special session for Deaf students about filling up forms used in schools, proposal to modify the entrance tests for Deaf high school applicants, making it in a video format instead of written form, stage a play that portrays Deaf students life and struggles and collaborate with SLIs on how to better teach the Deaf in a mainstreamed set up.

   Sessions with our Deaf alumni even compelled the participants to learn sign language in a way that prevents them from communicating verbally. Reflection papers made by volunteers showed how they appreciated the training and how they were enlightened in the plight of Deaf individuals especially those who are in need to learn as much as their hearing counterparts.
   In the end, group and individual projects were made by  the participants to be accomplished in the coming school year aimed at providing a better education for our Mainstreamed community.

   Professional Development on Methodologies in a Mainstreamed Classroom by Dr. Bustos.
   The usual concern of teachers in a mainstreamed set up is not really what to teach but more of how they are going to educate diverse learners, specifically Deaf students. The PDL proposed a professional session that aimed to prepare teachers not only as effective practitioners but also as leaders in the profession. It also provide research-based strategies for teaching the Deaf which would eventually guide students to be the best they can be.

   For this training, Dr. Marie Therese A.P. Bustos (Assistant Professor of Special Education, UP) gave a workshop that allowed teachers to look into their strategies and identify how they can modify it to accommodate Deaf students but still have a fair assessment of their Hearing counterparts. The teachers identified potential barriers in their methods and solutions that expand learning opportunities for these learners. The speaker recommended that subject teachers collaborate with SLIs regarding how Deaf students could benefit in every lesson presented.

June - July: 
   1st Mainstreaming Orientation for 1st to 3rd Year Students.
   Participants of the FSL Level 1 Training created a group project for this school year as part of their commitment to provide proper orientation on Deafness and raise the awareness of the ANHS community on its diverse culture. Supported by Mr. Rheal D. Dayrit, Principal of LSGH-ANHS, 1st year to 3rd year students and faculty members attended the orientation of the History of PDL (presented by Mrs. Geberlie Roesch), What is a Mainstreamed System? (presented by Mr. Libner Bautista), What’s in a name? (presented by Mrs. Shirley Sentones), Communicating with a Deaf person (presented by Miss Bernadette Nolasco) and Deaf and Hearing culture (presented by Miss Junelyn Domingo). 
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   The result of the evaluation shows that Hearing and Deaf students were enlightened to change social negative attitudes about deafness, deaf and hearing people. Hopefully it result to smooth classroom operation and a genuine understanding of each other’s culture in the ANHS.

   1st Summer Bridge Program for New Deaf High School Students 
   This school year is the opening of the first Summer Bridge Program designed to provide new high school Deaf students with an academic experience that will ease their transition from elementary to high school
1st Batch of students attending the Summer Bridge Program for new ANHS Deaf students
     Attendees undergo a 4-day session that tackles school policies, Guidance & Counseling Services for the Deaf, sign language sessions using the ANHS Standard Sign, getting organized and the History of ANHS, PDL and the Filipino Deaf. 
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   Group and individual activities were the strategies employed similar with the actual regular mainstreamed class that they will experience.

   The Summer Bridge Program (SBP) was conceptualized by the PDL team after reading articles from NTID-RIT websites. The SBP aimed to provide new Deaf students with information and skills that will ease their transition from elementary to high school.

   The goal is to help students accept changes and develop strategies for success. New Deaf students were oriented on the difference between high school and elementary life. Class expectations, pace of learning, class size, testing, as well as a student’s relationship with teachers, staff and SLIs, may be quite different from what they are accustomed to so these were explained to them. New students must attend all class meetings, and are expected to respect and abide by program guidelines.

Deaf Buddy Club Year 2
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   As predicted, there is an increase in the number of membership in this organization primarily because of the free sign language sessions it offers and how the members apply this new found means of  communicating with Deaf students.  


   Deaf Buddy Club is an organization of hearing students who find ways to bridge the gap between the hearing and the deaf by working together in promoting its ideals. Some members are aiming to become interpreters someday. Members regularly undergo a series of FSL sessions every Friday wherein a Deaf student is empowered to teach them how to sign. During major activities, members assigned themselves to various committees and work hard at getting things done while having fun. Buddies build rich relationships with each other and with the Deaf people especially in activities that will promote Deaf awareness.
Buddies preparing for the exhibit
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Volunteer Deaf students teaching FSL for Deaf Buddies
   Every month Club Activity Night (CAN) is held where in topics other than sign language are discussed. Lessons on What’s in a Name?, Fingerspelling, Mainstreaming: Advantages and Disadvantages and others were taken. CAN is also an opportunity for members to plan for upcoming events like ANHS Deaf Week, Interpreters’ Day and others that will assist the PDL in holding various activities.
Buddies portraying assigned pictures as part of their training
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   Non-members of Deaf Buddy Club also enjoy learning sign  language either during Friday sessions or through the social media Facebook

August - September:
   Parent-Deaf Child Encounter: Deaf Child: Thriving in a Predictable Environment

   This project aimed to guide parents of deaf / hard of hearing children to thrive in a predictable environment. As stated in the manual provided by Monroe School, routines and schedules carried out with consistency provide stability and security. This is the underlying principle which the PDL team hopes parents would realize. 
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   Parents should provide consistent messages and consistent, reasonable consequences towards a child’s behavior. This session also identified strategies for enhancing the parent-child relationship to raise self-disciplined and responsible adults. The two invited Deaf speakers Mr. Dionisio Enriquez, (alumnus) and Miss Yobbo Garcia shared how they were molded by their Hearing parents to become responsible individuals. The session also sorted out some issues and concerns between parents and deaf child so as to hear both sides and come up with feasible solutions.



A Proposal to Modify ANHS Entrance Test to be Rights Based for Applying Deaf High School Students


   The FSL ANHS Batch 1 participants conceptualized a group proposal to modify the written entrance test for the Deaf by turning it into a video format similar to what the participants experienced during the 12-day training at DLS-CSB.
   The Entrance Test given to all new high school student-applicants which is a written in Filipino and formatted for adults is designed to assess students’ mental ability.  
   Before the team could move to this monumental task, the team sought first the advice and support of Mr. Dayrit who in turn gave his thoughts and eventually his approval and trust. Mr. Dayrit, however, clearly mentioned that if ever CENTRO would grant the possibility of modifying this entrance test into a video signing format, the group needs to consider some concerns like validity of the modified exam, fairness, intellectual property rights and others. Due to this, we are still seeking more research, information and if possible a sample format in video signed test. The team is hoping that before the end of the school year and if time permits, we could all sit down with CENTRO to discuss matters pertaining to this.

October - November:
   Participation in UMAEL 2011

All Deaf dancer participants for UMAEL with Miss Joi (upper left) as their choreographer




   8th ANHS Deaf Week
Mariel (+) helping out

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Miss Salvador sharing her experiences to a group of hearing and deaf participants

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Participation in 17th Deaf Festival
Miss Joi, Dance Club Moderator giving orientation to performers at CSB
Rehearsal before the actual presentation at the DLS CSB's Deaf Festival
Paul G (alumni) presenting I Love FSL Music Video during the DLS CSB Deaf Festival

   Video shooting for ANHS Standard Signs

Completion of the Sign Language Performance Rating Evaluation (Peers and Deaf students)
   Responding to the requests for tools that could assess the proficiency of SLIs, the PDL developed the Sign Language Interpreter Performance Assessment. Through the supervision of the Principal and Academic Coordinators, the tool will be used to provide objective and timely assessment of educational sign language interpreters.
   In the PDL now has three evaluation tools for SLIs:
1. For Deaf Student Evaluation: Using a modified Likert Scale with facial expression. Some criteria for evaluation are the SLI punctuality, trustfulness, worthiness, academic assistance, respectfulness, expressive and receptive signing skills, and use of FSL or signs that can be clearly understood by Deaf students.
2. For Peer Evaluation: assesses the personal traits and professional relations of the SLI.
3. For Administrators’ Evaluation: looks into the SLIs commitment to the institutional and departmental concerns, professional qualities, personal growth, professional growth, academic and homeroom support.
   However, the department is still getting the assistance of experts to evaluate the voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpreting skills of interpreters considering that most of our SLIs are seasoned in their profession. 

December - January
   Catholic Interpreters' Day 

Participation of Deaf Buddies in the Student-Staff/Teachers/Administrators' Program 
Jocelyn C. as Student-Interpreter

February - March
   Pre-College Education Network Representatives' Visit


Posing Deaf and Buddies after an interaction with the PCEN visitors

   First Evaluation of Sign Language Interpreters by Deaf students

97% of Deaf students took part in the first evaluation of their SLIs
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   Graduation 2011-2012: 
11 Deaf Graduates
        Awardees: 
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Renz Kenneth L. Rivera - Br. Jaime Hilario Award, (1st) Mercury Drug Recognition Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Silver in Food and Beverage Service, Gold in Mathematics and Perfect Attendance Award

Olive S. Custorio and Russel Dion M. Serenilla - Loyalty Award
Russel S. (CAP Graduate)
Von Jaime M. Torres - Teatro Lasalyano Organization Award

Lester Legaspi (Hearing): 1st Deaf Buddy Club Awardee
ANHS Alumni Association:
Grace Escano: 1st Deaf ANHS Alumni Association Representative

2012-2013:
April-June
Year 2 of Filipino Sign Language Training for ANHS Faculty and Staff
Miss Jam, Mr. Jojo and Mr. Ron undergoing Level 1 FSL

Mrs. Bernadette
   There are now 41% of ANHS teachers / staff who attended the annual summer FSLLP sessions, though it is our hope that participants practice what they have learned by conversing with their Deaf students.

Mr. Ron copying the pose of his assigned picture




Miss Rose (ANHS Guidance Counselor for the Deaf) learning FSL Level 2 


Miss Bernadette explaining some signs to a group of Level 2 participant
Miss Tan during the Summer FSLLP class









FSLLP Level 1 graduates
FSLLP Level 2 graduates

Mrs. Rowena (left) receiving an award from Miss May





Year 2 of Summer Bridge Program for New Deaf Students 

Russel (alumnus) toured new Deaf students in their new school
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Hermogenes (standing) assisting fellow Deaf (new) during the 2nd Summer Bridge Program
   The influx of new Deaf enrollees for this school year is largely due to the social media and the PDL blog which informs potential HS enrollees regarding the program offerings of LSGH ANHS.  
Group activity practice
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   However, there are also enrollees brought about by word-of-mouth/signs by enrolled Deaf students and Deaf alumni.
Jeedlyn asking a question during the Summer Bridge Program
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Marlon clarifying some ideas during the summer session for new Deaf students
   In addition to the list of topics for this summer bridge, FSL Academic Signs was added and conducted as group project of the Faculty and Staff of FSLLP Batch 2.

2nd Batch of SBP participants, volunteer alumni, Mr. Que (in blue) and Miss Panlasigue (in yellow) posing as the SBP culminates
   Invited Deaf alumni also assists new Deaf students toured around the campus and share a lot of their school experiences.

PDL Professional Development: Expected Roles Inside a Mainstreamed Class
   Last summer Miss Buenaventura, General Education Coordinator of DLS CSB SDEAS, gave a session for the ANHS Faculty and few SLIs present regarding the expected roles of teachers and SLIs inside the classroom. .
Miss Theresa Buenaventura, General Education Coordinator
   During the professional development session, the notion that language difficulty of Deaf students is attributed to the medium of signs being used inside the classroom was debunked but instead it is due to the primary education of a Deaf and non-existing national curriculum designed for them, quoting Miss Buenaventura.

FSLLP Batch 2 Group Project Output

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Miss Panlasigue (right) explaining the guidelines of the activity

Welcome to 3 New Sign Language Interpreters
Mrs. Leonor V., Mr. Rodel L., and Miss Avelina G.

   
   For this school year, an SLI was hired as a part-time PEHM teacher and full time interpreter. 

Orientation on Mainstreamed System for 1st to 3rd Year Students

Mr. J. Lavina, giving a lecture about Deaf-Friendly Terms to all 1st to 3rd year students
   The annual orientation for lower years prove to be effective as it establish positive receptiveness of Deaf students inside the classroom as well as a harmonious system of collaborating with them setting down their fear of communication between them (hearing and deaf). 




Annual SLIs-Deaf Students Encounter


Brainstorming session of a Deaf group
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Mrs. Rowena (SLI) assisting group of Deaf students in the completion of their task


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Year 3: Deaf Buddy
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Ferdie and Jazzel teaching Buddies the FSL

Buddies during the monthly club night activity
Copy me activity
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Remembering Mariel


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Parent-Deaf Child Encounter: Clear Communication

Parents of the Deaf looking at albums of PDL's activities
Registration of parent attendees
   The annual Parent-Deaf Child Encounter provide the much needed avenue for the venting of concerns, especially in the area where communication is a problem.
   The speakers, mainly SLIs, gave the pros and cons of learning the language of the Deaf and how will it contribute emotionally, behaviorally and academically for their Deaf child. 

    Also parents of the incoming 5th year students were given a time to be informed by the Guidance Counselor of possible colleges, the requirements needed, and possibility of getting a scholarship grant.


Miss Rhea (SLI) sharing her thoughts to the parent attendees
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Mrs. Santillana winning after a signing game for parents 

Greenaissance Scholars 2012



Launching of LS CARES








Search for the New ANHS Ambassadors



Elizabeth signing the song Just the Way You Are
Elizabeth (right) being interviewed during the Search for the ANHS Ambassador


9th ANHS Deaf Week
Miss J. Villareal, helping out in putting up the exhibit
   In the National Celebration of Deaf Week, very few hearing participants joined mainly due to the proximity of the semestral break which did not gave them time to think about, prepare and organize for the contest. 
Exhibit in progress (bag not included)
   We recommend, though to start with the announcement of contests line up, especially those with Hearing participation, on the 2nd week of October to provide ample time for discussion among participants and assistance from the PDL staff.





Exhibit viewing



Self-defense trainor demonstrating how it is done when a person grabs you from behind
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Friendly Deaf games at ERES









Awarding time
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Group of ERES and ANHS students
ERES and ANHS showing their certificates after the Friendly Games



Deaf Alumni Involvement







DLS-CSB Photography Seminar Attended by ANHS Deafies and Buddies



ANHS Participants posing after a seminar on photography


Soya Mori Visits LSGH ANHS PDL


Sportsfest 2012









5th year players




Annual Christmas Celebration

Wacky shots
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Biswal and Deaf Buddies posing together during the Christmas Party





Buddies and Biswal members sharing a meal during Christmas Party

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Party games
 
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Sign Language Interpreters' Day

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Princess and Marvin leading Deaf students in the preparation for Interpreter's Day
Paying attention to how they will participate for this event







Teachers and Support Staff Day





Mariebel as student-interpreter

Marvin (Deaf) teaching math to a Hearing classmate during the Student-Teacher Program



Agape after the program

Program and SLIs Evaluation 2013

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   For this school year a program evaluation by teachers, Deaf students and SLIs was submitted, edited and approved by the ANHS Principal. 
Miss Panlasigue, Counselor for the Deaf, giving instructions about the evaluation
   It is the hope of the PDL block that in the formulation of the new ANHS Vision-Mission the entity of the Deaf program will be included as part of it so as not to create a separate objective for PDL.


   Upon approval of the Principal that the PDL Moderator implement the 2011-2012 request of observing the signing skills of all SLIs, Mr. Que initiate last January 9 observing classes upon coordination with subject teachers. 
   Even though that the school will provide reasonable support for SLIs, only one underwent training supported by ANHS and SeCI.

Teacher Education Institute First Recipients:


(from left to right) Miss M. Cabutihan, SEcI Coordinator CSB, Miss N. Shannon, Senior Project Associate RIT , Miss A. Aguilat, Filipino Teacher, Mr. N. Que, Program Moderator PDL, and Miss J. Domingo, English Teacher
   Miss May Cabutihan, Coordinator of Secondary Education Initiative (SEcI), informed Mr. Que through email (and forwarded to Mr. Dayrit) if there is still an interest to pursue online Deaf education through RIT NTID PCEN sponsorship. 
   Mr. Que affirmed the interest and now awaiting the next step / details of such online enrollment.
Miss Nora giving a briefing for the ANHS TEI participants


   3 faculty are still taking part in the Teachers Education Institute sponsored by RIT-NTID, DLS CSB. In addition to this 3 faculty also underwent a week long workshop on Bilingual Education for the Deaf sponsored by the same institution and supported by LSGH ANHS.




Graduation 2013

Wacky shots from the graduates
The 8 Deaf students graduates




Miss Avelina and Miss Joi as Official Interpreters during the graduation ceremony
Aubrey Omaga

Mylene Roja, Awardee of Brother Jaime Hilario (for Deaf students only)



An awesome spectacle during the graduation rights

2013-2014:
Filipino Sign Language Learning Program for Batch 3:

   To date there are now 33% of faculty and staff who underwent FSL session every summer. It is still the hope of the PDL team to apply training when communicating with the Deaf to sharpen their signing skills.
Miss Cabutihan, Coordinator of SEcI, criefing Level 1 participants Mrs. Amores and Mr. Isip
Miss Anabelle of CSB giving orientation for Level 1 FSL Class

   4 faculty, 1 staff and 3 SLIs underwent the FSL sessions on various level for this school year. 





Sir Rodel showing learned signs 
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Mrs. Leonora and Mr. Rodel (SLIs) during an FSL Level class at DLS-CSB



Summer Bridge Program for New Deaf Students:
 16 new deaf high school students either an elementary graduate or transferee from other schools underwent this transition program where they get a birds-eye-view of high school mainstreamed life by taking classes, sessions, and meeting other Deaf students.

Ice breakers activity
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   The extension of more than a week for the SBPD integrated the Mainstreamed Responsibilities lesson to the curriculum for this year’s summer classes. With the assistance of invited Deaf (presently enrolled and alumni) new Deaf students understand clearer the role of the SLI, teachers and theirs inside a mainstreamed classroom. 

Attentively listening to instructions
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Personal reflection activity
   The addition of Filipino Sign Language sessions and with the assistance of Miss Arce, new deaf students were given an awareness of the value of FSL. Miss Arce gave an inspiring talk based from her experience as a former elementary in an oral school and high schools using various signs. By the time she was accepted in CSB she realized how important to have a single unifying sign language.




Mrs. Ferlyn, school clerk, giving orientation on Late and Absent Passes
   From the SBPD, 10th ANHS Deaf Week and clubs’ activities the 6 Deaf Alumni were present to grace and share their experiences as a former High School student, much to the appreciation of our Deaf students.









Miss June teaching English Academic Signs to new Deaf students




EM sharing her experiences to new Deaf students as an alumna







Kilven receiving a recognition award for his efforts

Gino receiving as a culminating event

Reading Difficulty Among Deaf Students: Faculty Development Session:


     Instead of Language and Writing Skills the organizer and SeCI network focused on Reading Difficulty among Deaf students to narrow down such a broad spectrum of the original statement.


Miss Francisco discussing Reading Difficulty Among Deaf Students






Internship of Miss Ana Arce:

Miss Arce internship as partial requirement of her studies in Gallaudet University
Miss Arce also gave her evaluation and recommendation for the improvement of the program. Quoting her " The Summer Bridge Program for New Deaf Students are well prepared and organized. Though some Deaf students were asking for Academic Signs dictionary book for classroom use. Only to find out that on the latter part of the summer class academic signs are initiated by selected teachers. 


Miss Arce observed how Mainstreamed classes in Mathematics and English were conducted. She observed that new Deaf students are having a difficult time catching up with the teacher's lesson due to its fast pacing even if there is an interpreter provided for the group. 


Because of that the role of SLIs in our school is not only limited to being an interpreter but also assist teachers during instruction to accommodate the needs of the deaf especially in communicating their concerns to their non-signing teachers. 


A battery of recommendations were suggested by Miss Arce: 1) Deaf students could be better productive on their own if they are in a self-contained especially in language classes; 2) Hearing teachers should be trained in signing skills and others.


Recommendations were highly valued by the department and will plan out and implement at an appropriate ways.



Mainstreamed Orientation 2013 for 1st to 3rd Year Deaf and Hearing Students:
   This annual orientation for all 1st-3rd year students ease the transition of getting to know stage between the hearing and deaf students. It also gave an opportunity for both Hearing and Deaf community to learn each other’s culture, respect and ways to communicate with each other.


Miss Gardueque (right) discussing the Mainstreamed System of LSGH ANHS PDL
Mr. Isip giving out his thoughts on his topic "Deaf Friendly Terms" to new Grade 7-9 students 








Miss Domingo orienting lower year Deaf and Hearing students on How to Communicate with Each Other


Deaf Buddy Year 4:
   During the 1st-2nd trimester more students participated in Fridays 30 minutes FSL sessions. But as the number decline as the school year progresses.
Hannah, first Deaf member
Rodelo signing "morning"
Kim signing "afternoon"
Marie signing "afternoon"
Mr. Que signing "meet"
Apple showing alphabet sign
Thanks to our TEI teachers for teaching us about the Physiology of the Human Ear which in turn used to teach our buddies





Buddies and Deafies as one team helping each other for the exhibit
Jaime Von T. (Deaf center) receives a certificate and tokens from Deaf Buddies after sharing his experiences as a deaf person in a hearing world

Deaf Champion pose




De La Salle Dasmarinas AB Communication Students Visit LSGH ANHS PDL:


Meisei Gakuen School for the Deaf Visit LSGH ANHS PDL:



 Parent-Deaf Child Encounter: Understanding Problem Behavior Among Deaf Child:

   62% of parents attended this annual gathering much to the appreciation of new parents that they were able to know other parents of the deaf. Unfortunately, the intended speaker was not available after successive changes in dates due to other priorities of the department. 

Deafies assembly in preparation for the event
Jovelyn leading the Deaf community in the preparation for the annual gathering of parents of the Deaf
   For this school year, the PDL team experimented by teaching the parents some common signs that might be used as they try to converse with their deaf child. Provision of a written format of signs was incorporated in their programme as appreciated by many parents. Parents were told to learn 1 sign a day through the help of their child and will be evaluated next year’s gathering in a form of contest with simple tokens for winners.

Miss Joi explaining this year's theme 


 



The 1st year parents sharing a meal and stories with each other

Greenaisance Scholars 2013


 
Meisei Gakuen School for the Deaf and DLS CSB SDEAS 2nd Visit



Visitors from Japan pay attention as Mr. Que gives orientation on the day's activities. (Punlad)

   With a team of 11 students and eight teachers, the Meisei Gakuen School for the Deaf in Japan went to ANHS last October 7, 2013 in order to interact and form friendships with ANHS Deaf students, observe how classes are conducted and learn about Philippine culture. (Lirios)


Mr. Domingo (Deaf) preparing teachers for the night's activity

   ANHS Administrators and faculty welcome the visitors. After the observation of classes, there was an interaction with the faculty and staff of DLS-CSB and ANHS. (Lirios)


Mr. Domingo (red) with Mr. Que grouping Japanese Deaf student visitors for the classroom observation
   The Japanese visitors asked about the school's program, the kinds of students it caters, school activities, the mainstreaming of Deaf students, communication strategies, problems encountered and intervention the school does to help the Deaf students. (Lirios)




   The visitors also shared about their school. Meisei Gakuen is the only private Bilingual - Bicultural school for the Deaf in japan. It was established on April 2008. (Lirios)

   Through Japanese Sign Language (JSL) children communicate and learn everything. Currently, there are about 60 children between ages 3 and 15 studying from the kindergarten to the junior high school levels. (Lirios)

10th ANHS Deaf Week:

   "10 Years of Achievements and Challenges" served as the theme of this year's 10th Year celebration of ANHS Deaf Week held last November 6-13, 2013 spearheaded by the Program for Deaf Learners and Deaf Buddy Club Moderator Mr. Que in cooperation with the Sign Language Interpreters. (Punlad) 




   Various activities were done for the Deaf community to celebrate their community. language, culture and history and to make the LSGH community aware and recognize their achievements. (Lirios)

Opening of the exhibit


   It is also an opportunity for other organizations involved with, or wishing to be involved with the Deaf community to showcase their talents and/or outputs; build / maintain relationships with the Deaf people and be recognized for making the school an accessible environment for Deaf to enjoy their rights, vis-a-vis the Hearing students. (Lirios)
  
Winners for the Creative Hand Art Contest were King Emil C., Mark Lee B., and Cromkell V who won 1st Place
Richie P. and Erlin O. 
Elen T., Alimar P. and Jason L were tied for 2nd Place
     The goals of this year's 10th ANHS Deaf Week are to celebrate the culture, heritage and language unique to the Deaf people, to recognize achievements of Deaf people, including famous Deaf individuals, and learn about types, degrees and causes of hearing loss. (Lirios)

Sponsored prizes
Mrs. Sevilla speaker for this year's Deaf Culture Study

ACP on Historical Documentation involving the Deaf
   The various activities added to more opportunities to learn more about Deafness.

Deaf Cafe Night supported by the ANHS Community 
Buddies preparing coffee to sell during recess time

Princess T. appreciated for her valuable contribution as judge during the 10th ANHS Deaf Week
   The collaboration of the PDL Moderator and Spiritual Concern Moderator - Mr. John Co provided an opportunity for 12 Catholic Deaf students to receive this sacrament before the end of November.

Confession session with a priest

Search for ANHS Ambassador 2013



The actual performance of CK



ANHS PDL Alumni Spearheaded the 19th Deaf Festival at DLS CSB SDEAS
Roejen, Deaf Alumna (left) President of the 19th Deaf Festival




Talentadong Lasalyano 2013

2nd place winner

Cromkel (right) practicing for the talent show


Biswal and Deaf Buddies Annual Christmas Gathering:


Bilingual-Bicultural Education Workshop:
Miss Susan Lane initiate the first discussion


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Miss Erin Esposito, NTID English Teacher




Celebrating Sign Language Interpreters' Day:


 Jeedlyn as Top Model During TVET Fair:




 


 


Attendance Awards for Special Reading and Filipino Classes for the Deaf:
    The initial awarding of the Certificate of Attendance during the 1st trimester encouraged more Deaf students to attend regularly the Special Classes.
 
Mr. Que announcing recipients of the Certificate of Attendance for Special Classes


SLIs Evaluation by Deaf Students 2014:
Moderator is still completing the post conference among observed SLI. Fraternal corrections are being practiced with the PDL unit and openness was observed.





Ferdie G - First Deaf Student Council Representative:





2014 Deaf Graduates: 


Lea Agbones - Deaf Buddy Awardee
Regina A.
Hermogenes D.
Hermogenes Doblon receives the
Brother Jaime Hilario Award
Baby Ann R.
Louie R.

2014-2015: 
Filipino Sign Language Session Batch 4:






Instructional Accessibility in Teaching Deaf Students:


 OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify the education needs of the Deaf students to make quality lessons accessible for the Deaf;
2. Cite ways of collaborating for instructional accessibility;
3. Give example of Rights-Based activities in reading that will result to better achievements.



Description:
   The training hopes to produce a creative interaction between teachers and SLIs regarding the instructional accessibility of a sample lesson wherein most Deaf students have difficulty learning. The training is ideal for consultation approach between teachers and SLIs ensuring that difficult subject concepts are conveyed appropriately. As an educational unit, working in isolation prevents us from exploring other means of providing the best educational opportunity for our students. It is also hoped that this session will not end after the allotted time frame and will become a continuous means of collaboration between SLIs and teachers of how an ideal mainstreamed school should be. 


Summer Bridge Program 2014-2015 for New Deaf Students:



















Mainstreamed Orientation for Grade 7-9 Students:





PDL Team Building 2014:
Mr. Que briefing the team with the Action Plan for the school year
Parent-Deaf Child Encounter Theme: Appreciation:





2015 Deaf Graduates: 

Kevin Cortez




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