ERIC Number: EJ1174251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Theory, Research, and Practice for Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing with Disabilities: Addressing the Challenges from Birth to Postsecondary Education
Guardino, Caroline; Cannon, Joanna E.
American Annals of the Deaf, v160 n4 p347-355 2015
Students who are deaf with a disability or disabilities (DWD) constitute nearly half of the population of K-12 learners who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, there is a dearth of information on theory, research, and practice related to these learners. The authors present an overview of (a) how the field of education of students who are D/deaf and hard of hearing might refer to this unique population in a way that represents the learner, not the disability; (b) the demographic data that further define these learners; (c) a theoretical framework within which to guide research and practice; (d) prevalence and frequency of the existing research; and (e) the practices and resources available to guide practitioners and the parents of students who are DWD. Questions are posed to the field on how to continue to improve the theory, research, and pedagogy used with these students.
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Disabilities, Comorbidity, Student Characteristics, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Special Schools, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Literature Reviews, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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