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SD School For The Deaf Impacting Families Through Outreach

July 16, 2014, 6:00 PM by Matt Holsen

SD School For The Deaf Impacting Families Through Outreach
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Outreach is the focus for the South Dakota School For The Deaf these days. A summer program called Hands In Motion is helping staff accomplish that mission by giving hearing impared kids or kids with hearing loss hands on experiences.

It's racecar day at Hands In Motion and kids taking part in the summer enrichment program got to interact with micro-sprint driver Greg Gunderson.

"I think anything with cars, tractors, at this point, is pretty awesome," Matt Kemper said.

Kemper's two-year-old son has hearing loss, which is why his family is teaming up with the School For The Deaf. They're one of more than 20 from across the state in the month-long program.

"Just the environment that he can be around signing most of the morning. Then they go on field trips and so I along with his brother is able to come to some of the field trips and learn some of the sign language for different things. The other day we went to the zoo so learning how to sign animals and different animals along the way. It's a lot of fun," Kemper said.

Hands In Motion is put on thanks to a grant from the state Department of Education. Six teachers are on hand to help teach sign language to the kids.

"Parents can decide if they want to come Monday-Friday every day or if they want to come Monday, Wednesday, Friday or just two days a week. It's up to them. We're happy to have them whenever they can come," Carmen Steen with the Hands in Motion program said.

While no longer a residential school, the School For The Deaf is still impacting families through outreach services.

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