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Cindy Camp – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2023
Videos, generally a fun and effective teaching tool, can be a source of stress for students who are deaf or hard of hearing--especially when shown in classrooms in which a handful of deaf or hard of hearing students find themselves surrounded by students who hear. In fact, for deaf and hard of hearing students, video watching may be a source of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Video Technology, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Brad S. Cohen; Pauline M. Ballentine; Ernest C. Willman; Brian W. Leffler; Holly V. Metcalf; Ashley N. Greene – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2023
During the summer of 2022, Ashley Greene, a professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and a co-author of this article, began a discussion on American Sign Language (ASL) literature with her doctoral students. The students, most of whom had backgrounds in K-12 deaf education or ASL education, explored what ASL literature means, how such…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature, Deafness
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Leala Holcomb; Hannah Dostal; Kimberly A. Wolbers – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2023
Some older deaf students encounter challenges with print literacy, which can result from experiencing language deprivation and communication neglect. This article describes the authors' evidence-based framework that provides tailored language support--Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI)--and how it can counter language deprivation…
Descriptors: Students, Deafness, Students with Disabilities, Language Skills
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Michael E. Skyer – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2023
This article explores the use of visual tools--maps, diagrams, graphic organizers, and illustrations that link two or more ideas together in a conceptual manner--and how they are commonly used in deaf education. Visual tools improve the quantity and quality of learning in language, science, and mathematics across all ages and all groups of deaf…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Usability, Visual Learning, Deafness
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Petra M. Horn-Marsh; Adele Ann Eberwein; M. Diane Clark; Ashley Greene – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2023
This article describes how teaching deaf students to read has been challenging and contentious, yet, one crucial attribute to developing reading skills is early exposure to American Sign Language (ASL). ASL seemed to serve as a bridge to achieving English literacy and academic success partly because early use of ASL enables deaf students to…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Barriers, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Kimberly Ofori-Sanzo – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2023
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who work with deaf students find themselves in a unique situation as deaf children often use a different language than their SLP. Providing language therapy requires high levels of fluency in the language of the client (Hoskin et al., 2023). This language proficiency is necessary to implement interventions that…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Deafness, Assistive Technology
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Amanda Connelly; Jane Doyle – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2023
Mateo was like many students, neither fluent in English nor in American Sign Language (ASL) and significantly delayed in literacy skills. At Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), he was provided with emerging signers services to develop his expressive and receptive ASL skills. He was also provided with speech and language services by a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Tanner, Michelle; Harrison, Nathan E.; Billings, Adam – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2022
In Utah, deaf and hard of hearing elementary school students can access their education--in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken and written English--from their devices at home. Many secondary students can access online coursework as well. This is thanks to a four-year project undertaken by the Utah School for the Deaf (USD). The goal was to…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Special Schools, American Sign Language
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Herzig, Melissa; Leannah, Carly – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2022
Lockdown measures implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19 (e.g., social distancing, remote learning, canceled extracurricular activities, restrictions from in-person visits with friends and extended family) created social isolation and loneliness--and that had a significant impact on adolescents' well-being and mental health. This impact was…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Deafness, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Steingieser, Rachel – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2022
For generations, classroom English teachers have exploited knowledge of English phonemes to teach hearing children. In this article, the author explains how to exploit the strategy of using American Sign Language (ASL) graphemes to teach deaf and hard of hearing children. The goal is a fully evolved bilingual environment in which the children…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, American Sign Language, Graphemes, Bilingualism
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Silvestri, Julia A.; Falk, Jodi L. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2022
Music is a way of representing the patterns of frequencies and vibrational relationships--and at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, it is used it to promote language learning and transform students' educational experiences. Traditionally defined through the medium of sound, music has been seen as an approach that excludes deaf and hard of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Multiple Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Special Schools
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Belsky, Marianne; Sutliffe, Nicole – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2022
Deaf education in the United States began in 1817 with the bilingual co-leadership of Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. In 2018, Marianne Belsky and Nicole Sutliffe, a bilingual, deaf/hearing team, were officially appointed as co-leaders of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. In this article, Belsky and Sutliffe share the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Partnerships in Education
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Luft, Pamela; Brochu, Charlotte; Rasizzi, Ashley; Tanner, Courtney – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2022
When Charlotte Brochu, Ashley Rasizzi, and Courtney Tanner taught deaf and hard of hearing students in public schools to complete their course assignments at Kent State University, they wanted to incorporate transformative strategies and their state's standards into their instruction. To become transformative teachers, Brochu, Rasizzi, and Tanner…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Students with Disabilities, Public Schools
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Millen, Kaitlyn; Bloom, Carrie Lou; Shogren, Karrie A. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2022
Some of the most critical soft skills (i.e., nontechnical, interpersonal skills that impact personal performance in an environment such as school or the workplace) that students must acquire as they mature are the skills to act or cause things to happen in their lives. Providing instruction to increase these skills--all part of…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Soft Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Szarkowski, Amy; Lindow-Davies, Candace – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2022
Fostering Joy is a movement that began in 2017 to support the intentional practice of looking for and encouraging joyful moments between families and/or caregivers and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The aim of Fostering Joy is to spark collaboration among families, caregivers, professionals, and adults who are deaf or hard of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Positive Attitudes, Family Relationship
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