The Albuquerque Sign Language Academy

a tuition free bilingual ASL-English program serving deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children and families

620 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Main 505.247.1701 - VP 505.435.9680 - Fax 505.247.1704

 

 

The ASL Academy Copyright 2013 / Photographs Courtesy of Brianna Saban Photography

The Albuquerque Sign Language Academy

a tuition free bilingual ASL-English program serving deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children and families

620 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Main 505.247.1701 - VP 505.435.9680 - Fax 505.247.1704

 

 

The ASL Academy Copyright 2013 / Photographs Courtesy of Brianna Saban Photography

The Albuquerque Sign Language Academy

a tuition free bilingual ASL-English program serving deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children and families

620 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Main 505.247.1701 - VP 505.435.9680 - Fax 505.247.1704

 

 

The ASL Academy Copyright 2013 / Photographs Courtesy of Brianna Saban Photography

Leticia Archuleta 

Dean of Student Support

 

K-12 Licensed School Social Worker - Level III

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

 

MA Social Work, NM Highlands University

BS Psychology, Eastern New Mexico University

 

Ms. Archuleta has over 14 years of social work experience in the educational setting and has also worked with deaf and hard of hearing children prior to joining the ASL Academy. She is excited to have the opportunity to work closely with students and their families as she focuses her efforts on supporting student's emotional and social well-being.

student support. 

student support/ancillary.

The Albuquerque Sign Language Academy

a tuition free ASL-English program serving deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children and families

620 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Main 505.247.1701 - VP 505.435.9680 - Fax 505.247.1704

 

 

The ASL Academy Copyright 2017

Monica Zellner

Speech Language Pathologist

 

PreK-12 Licensed Speech Language Pathologist - Level III

 

MS Communication Disorders, Texas Tech University

BS Communication Disorders, University of New Mexico

 

Ms. Zellner brings 18 years of professional experience to the ASL Academy.  She is excited to be a part of the ASL Academy and believes in the school's mission. Ms. Zellner knows that by embracing each persons differences we can positively impact the school and larger community.

Malia Vigil

Speech Language Pathologist

 

PreK-12 Licensed Speech Language Pathologist - Level III

 

MS Speech and Language Pathology, University of New Mexico

BS Communication Disorders, University of New Mexico

 

Ms. Vigil brings 22 years of professional experience to the ASL Academy.

Malia Vigil

Speech Language Pathologist

 

PreK-12 Licensed Speech Language Pathologist - Level III

 

MS Speech and Language Pathology, University of New Mexico

BS Communication Disorders, University of New Mexico

 

Ms. Vigil brings 22 years of professional experience to the ASL Academy.

Malia Vigil

Speech Language Pathologist

 

PreK-12 Licensed Speech Language Pathologist - Level III

 

MS Speech and Language Pathology, University of New Mexico

BS Communication Disorders, University of New Mexico

 

Ms. Vigil brings 22 years of professional experience to the ASL Academy.

Sarah Berry

Occupational Therapist

 

PreK-12 Licensed Occupational Therapist - Level III

National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy

 

BS Occupational Therapy, University of Derby, England

 

Ms. Berry has been working with children in the educational setting for over 20 years as an occupational therapist. She is also a certified practitioner of the sensory integration based program Therapeutic Listening.

 

Occupational therapists play many roles in the educational setting. At the ASL Academy we work to ensure that students can access all areas of their education. We teach fine motor skills such as holding a pencil correctly, learning to use scissors, or learning typing skills. We also help the student's ability to focus and concentrate in class. At ASLA we place an emphasis on sensory processing and self-regulation. Children sometimes need assistance to develop these skills that include the ability to tune out or filter sensory information in order to focus. At ASLA we have instituted a school-wide program so that all students have an understanding of how to meet their bodies needs in order to reach their potential for learning. At our school you will find the students using tools such as an exercise ball for sitting, weighted lap pad, or taking a 'sensory break' such as chair push ups. Our students have the knowledge to self-regulate and access to the tools and strategies to reach their potential.