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ERIC Number: EJ903164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
With Little Research out There It's a Matter of Learning What Works in Teaching Students with Deafness and Autism
Bradley, Lee Ann; Krakowski, Brandi; Thiessen, Ann
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v9 n1 p16-18 Spr-Sum 2008
The development of language and literacy is the foundation for all other learning. This statement is the guiding philosophy at the Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD). Teachers at ISD believe that intensive, highly structured early intervention and education work best to support cognitive and communication development in their students. However, little research exists on the needs of students with both autism and deafness. For ISD students with this combination of conditions, teachers at ISD draw on best practices related to deafness as well as those that apply to autism when they do their planning. Even though limited resources are available to guide their work with students who have a combination of deafness and autism, teachers are making the most of the situation by blending common sense, proven teaching strategies for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and the expertise of a variety of other educational fields.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa