Adult Basic Education for Deaf Adults

A program designed for Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults to improve their academic and communication skills.

Improve your reading, writing and communication skills in American Sign Language (ASL) and English in order to effectively communicate with peers, classmates and co-workers. Develop your English and Math literacy to prepare for the high school equivalency exam or college.

As part of one of the country’s largest and most extensive programs for Deaf and Deaf-related postsecondary educational and support services at LaGuardia Community College, all levels of reading and writing classes have access to sophisticated instructional technology including computer labs and Smart classrooms.


This program is not offering course enrollment at this time. Please check back soon. For more information call (718) 482-7244.


Placement via TABE Reading & Writing and/or Math Placement Exam. Call (917) 832-1202 VP/voice to schedule an appointment.


She has taught Deaf students for over 35 years. Her research studies of language and literacy development in Deaf children as well as interpreter effectiveness have been published in American Annals of the DeafSign Language Studiesand The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. Sue’s books include Rethinking the Education of Deaf StudentsWorking Text: Teaching Deaf and Second-Language Students to be Better Writers, and Working Text: X Word Grammar and Writing Activities for Students. She teaches Dual Access Basic Skills in Writing and Basic Skills in Reading.

He began teaching High School Equivalency and Pre-High School Equivalency for Deaf Adults at LaGuardia in 1993. He currently teaches Dual Access Introduction to Algebra and Elementary Algebra.

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Contact Us

Marisol Lopez
Administrative Assistant

(917) 832-1207 VP/voice 



Before registering, you will need to take a TABE Reading & Writing and/or Math Placement Exam. Call (917) 832-1202 VP/voice to schedule an appointment. Once you have taken and passed these exams, you may register here. You will create a profile and choose a course.