Author Archive: Rico Peterson
Rico Peterson is the Assistant Dean and Director of the Department of Access Services at RIT/NTID in Rochester, New York. He earned his CSC in 1979 and holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of California Riverside. Rico joined the National Theater of the Deaf in 1973, and played the lead role in both the National and the International touring companies of Children of a Lesser God. He has worked professionally as an actor, writer, DJ, interpreter, professor, and curriculum consultant. Rico is the author of The Unlearning Curve: Learning to Learn American Sign Language and a co-author of ASL at Work.
A while ago I taught a workshop in Thailand. My driver, Tuy, took pains during our commute to describe points of interest and cultural nuance. At stoplights, vendors would rush into the queue of cars. One day, Tuy bought a small garland. As he fixed the flowers to his rearview mirror, he explained, “Respect for [...]