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ERIC Number: ED527805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 94
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-7111-9
Language Development for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using "Step Up to Writing"
Russell, Leanne
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of the Pacific
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) students often do not graduate with their same age peers, continue on to college, have satisfying social and emotional relationships, or achieve gainful employment as adults due to their delays in language and communication skills (Antia, Stinson, & Gaustad, 2002; Siegel, 2002a). The purpose of this study is to determine and align the Kern County Superintendent of School's Deaf Education Program with the research-based elements of a quality D/HH program and to explore the instructional program of "Step Up to Writing" as a viable curricular tool for improving English and language skills for the D/HH population in the Kern County Superintendent of Schools' Deaf Education Program. The statistical evidence generated by the t-Test: Two Sample Assuming Unequal Variances, supported "Step Up to Writing" as an option for language skills development and curricular changes within the KCSOS Deaf Education Program. The continued collection of data through a longitudinal study of fourth- through eighth-grade D/HH students in the KCSOS Deaf program will develop certainty of these findings. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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