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Vesey, Kathleen M. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
This article describes the experiences of some of the many families of the deaf and hard of hearing children who come to Shared Reading Saturdays at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The program, which includes monthly gatherings and is coordinated by the NECC's Gallaudet University Regional Center, features deaf…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Multilingualism, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills
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Hopkins, Karen – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
On Mackworth Island, not far from Portland, the Mackworth Island Preschool Program at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (MECDHH/GBSD) helps deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children flourish. At MECDHH/GBSD, instructors immerse students, 3-5 years old, in American Sign Language…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Immersion Programs
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Metz, Kelly K. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Educators of deaf and hard of hearing students must close the gap that too often exists between a student's grade level and his or her actual achievement. Delays in developing and using English can lead naturally to delays in overall academic performance, and sometimes the gap between the student's grade level and his or her academic performance…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Success, Teacher Expectations of Students
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Hayes, Christopher – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Students with disabilities, like their economically disadvantaged counterparts, experience lower expectations and less demand for academic success from teachers. Students who experience both disabilities and social and economic disabilities may experience even less rigorous expectations from their teachers who experience only one condition or the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties
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Mitchiner, Julie; Gough, Michelle – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Helping young deaf and hard of hearing children explore ASL and English is one of the important jobs with which the preschool teachers who work with those children are tasked. Learning ASL and English, the children will become bilingual, fluent in the two languages they will use throughout their lives. Working with two languages requires planning.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, American Sign Language
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Santini, Joseph – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Among the fields that particularly lack images of diverse participants are those of science, technology, engineering, and math, fields captured under the acronym STEM. Often in STEM fields, images and experiences of deaf and hard of hearing children, children of color, and young women are rare or absent altogether, with the result that these…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, STEM Education, American Sign Language
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Nussbaum, Debra; Chisholm, Genie; Galloway, Rebecca; Dzime-Assison, Venita; Doyle, Jane – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
While many people assume that students with cochlear implants have placements in mainstream schools, almost 25 percent of the approximately 175 students at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), the residential high school on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., have an implanted listening device. Working with these…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Surgery, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Moers, Pamela Wright – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Pamela Wright Moers has worked with American Sign Language (ASL) and English language instruction for over 25 years, and both her work and her studies have focused on the various uses of language. Her research has been on language endangerment, diversity in sign language, third-world sign languages, and the phonological and semantic structures…
Descriptors: Deafness, Immigrants, Refugees, Student Diversity
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Lutz, Lori – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Research is just beginning to describe the role of reading in the lives of families with deaf children. While the time that deaf children spend reading or being read to represents only a small part of their lives at home, research highlights its importance for young children--hearing as well as deaf. Children whose parents read to them at home…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Emergent Literacy, Young Children
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Dolman, David; Rook, Laurie – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
This article describes and evaluates one residential school for the deaf and hard of hearing, Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD), and their experience in implementing the Fairview Learning program. The program consists of five components (Schimmel & Edwards, 2003). Two of the components--phonemic awareness and literature-based…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Residential Schools, Program Implementation
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Perrodin, Brenda – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Brenda Perrodin is a teacher in the Parent-Infant Program at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES), on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. With a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in family-centered early education from Gallaudet…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Special Schools, American Sign Language
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Hunt, Barbara – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Tyese Wright and Michelle Banks have very different lives; however, both women are independent, confident, and successful, and both were identified as deaf by the age of 18 months. Perhaps their success is partly a result of their upbringing. Both had parents who learned sign language and who became intimately involved in their education. In fact,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Child Development, Child Rearing
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Gallegos, Rosemary – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Rosemary Gallegos is superintendent of the New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD). Her 30+ years of service to NMSD include teaching, instructional supervision, special education compliance, and cultivating NMSD's statewide Birth-3 and outreach programs. Gallegos's goal is to ensure all deaf and hard of hearing children in New Mexico have access to…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Herzig, Melissa P. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
In response to the need for deaf and hard of hearing students to facilitate literacy in American Sign Language (ASL) and to put as much focus on developing students' ASL skills as they usually do on developing their English skills, Melissa Herzig has created a curriculum entitled "Creating the Narrative Stories: The Development of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Centered Curriculum, American Sign Language, Literacy
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Miles, Tara – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Dance is important for all students, but it is especially important for deaf and hard of hearing students. Dance is visual, and students can learn to dance without barriers. Teaching dance to deaf and hard of hearing children allows them to have the same kind of experiences as those of hearing children. It allows them to be open to taking risks,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Teaching Methods
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