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Nussbaum, Debra; Rush, Lauri; Shird, Carla; Martin-Davis, Catherine – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
While expanding the curriculum of every medical school would be ideal, evidence has shown that even a one-day training on deaf awareness and communication can have a positive impact on how doctors support their deaf and hard of hearing patients (Humphries et al., 2014). This article describes the training that Gallaudet University developed with…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Schools, Educational Cooperation, Curriculum Development
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Beal, Jennifer S. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Data-driven instruction is simply good educational practice. In the deaf education certification program--which confers master's degrees in education at Valdosta State University, Georgia, through a variety of online options--the professors address this issue directly with graduate students, all of whom are teacher candidates. One of the ways they…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Action Research, Educational Practices, Deafness
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Albert, Tim – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Tim Albert, is director of the Student Life Team at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York. Born and raised in New Orleans, Albert graduated from the Louisiana School for the Deaf, earned an associate's degree from RIT, and then earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Gallaudet…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, African American Students, Counseling Techniques
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Dorn, Brittany – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing find consultation increasingly part of the job due to the national trend toward inclusion. The push toward inclusion has been accelerated by implementation of universal newborn hearing screening and advances in technology that have included digital hearing aids, cochlear implants, and hearing…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Itinerant Teachers, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Mitchiner, Julie; Lytle, Linda Risser – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Gallaudet University's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their Families Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program offers students a framework with which to work with families that emphasizes the deaf or hard of hearing child's strengths. An important aspect of this program is changing terminology regarding deafness, prompting…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Infants, Toddlers
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Johnson, Jennifer – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
"Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Program Planning" (2015) provides support to teachers of an increasingly diverse population of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The "Guidelines" include three main sections: Student Background Summary, School-Based Language Competency Checklists, a Team…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Student Diversity
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Hayes, P. Lynn – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
In recent years, teacher trainees have seen an increase in the number of students with both vision and hearing loss. The faculty of Vanderbilt University's master's degree program in education of the deaf wrote and received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs to address the needs of these unique…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Deaf Blind, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Falk, Jodi L.; McNamara, Virginia – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
At St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in New York, teachers worked together toward the common goal of developing and implementing a spiraling English Language Arts curriculum that would allow each teacher to build on skills students developed in earlier classes. They collaboratively developed instruction following the literacy workshop model…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Literacy Education, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Washington, Deshonda – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
For every parent, at least every hearing parent, having a child who is deaf or hard of hearing presents a challenge, especially since in most cases (as was the case with the author) the deaf child is the first deaf human being that the parent has ever known. The parents turn to experts--the doctors, audiologists, therapists, teachers,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Change Agents, Assistive Technology
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Maiorana-Bases, Michella – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Since its beginning, the education of deaf and hard of hearing individuals has been steeped in a debate around language, as professionals have clashed in a debate on whether signed or spoken language should be used as the primary language of instruction and communication with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. This has created a condition in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, American Sign Language
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English, Akilah – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
In recent years, deaf and hard of hearing people have raised awareness about the importance of providing early intervention, support, and resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, emphasizing the importance of using American Sign Language (ASL). With ASL, parents and educators can capitalize on the child's vision to ensure he or she is…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Multicultural Education, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Johnson, Jennifer A. L. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Jennifer Johnson discusses her work with the American College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) group to address maltreatment of children with communicative disabilities and deafness. The ACE-DHH Child Maltreatment Work Group has targeted two documents in which the inclusion of safety statements could protect deaf and hard of hearing…
Descriptors: Prevention, Child Abuse, Individualized Education Programs, Hearing Impairments
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Ching, Kris Rydecki; Griffin, Christine – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Improving services for the youngest deaf and hard of hearing children in Washington State has meant the creation of a professional learning community, or community of practice, for professionals in early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In a state that has distinct geographical differences, these highly specialized…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Partnerships in Education, Parent Participation, Leaders
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Giese, Karla – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Cued Speech is a visual mode of communication in which mouth movements of speech combine with "cues" to make the sounds (phonemes) of traditional spoken languages look different. Cueing allows users who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have language/communication disorders, to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages…
Descriptors: Cued Speech, Oral Communication Method, Visual Learning, American Sign Language
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French, Martha M.; Searls, Susan C. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Teachers and speech-language specialists at New York's Early Childhood Center, Rochester School for the Deaf, gather regularly to talk about their students and discuss strategies for expediting students' language development. These communities of practice meeting offer a collaborative approach to understanding students and helping improve their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Planning, Special Schools
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