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Camp, Cindy; Camp, Mark; Caringer, Lisa; Morris, Becky – pepnet 2, 2017
Although online education has become mainstream, not all online classes are created equal especially for people with disabilities, according to the authors. The differences between online and face-to-face classes are more than just a delivery method. Yet, many instructors and students are mired in the traditional approach to learning. Instructors…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Access to Education, Distance Education, Online Courses
Annarino, Pauline; Coyle, Jennifer; Johnson, Cheryl DeConde; Kolvita, Marcia; Thomas, Della W. – pepnet 2, 2017
After decades, the concept of "how to change the status quo of deaf education" continues to dazzle and frustrate us intellectually and academically. We want deaf and hard of hearing students to achieve academically and to thrive in the world as adults. Yet, too often, test scores and post-school outcomes remain unacceptably low. Our…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Educational Change, Academic Achievement
pepnet 2, 2017
The overall goal of the Building State Capacity Summit series was to enhance successful outcomes for students leaving high school, whether it is matriculation in a postsecondary education or training program, or employment. Young adults who are deaf or hard or hearing face barriers that inhibit these successful outcomes. One way to mitigate these…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Educational Planning, Deafness, Secondary Education
Coyle, Jennifer; Morrison, Mary; Thomas, Della – pepnet 2, 2017
In 2011, pepnet 2 launched the Deaf Learner Initiative (DLI). The goals of this initiative were to examine the existing paradigms, programs, pedagogy and relevant research related to the educational and vocational needs of deaf learners. The DLI was comprised of a variety of activities including the Deaf Learner Symposium, the creation of three…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Hearing Impairments, Evidence Based Practice
pepnet 2, 2017
The overall goal of the "Building State Capacity Summit" series was to enhance successful outcomes for students leaving high school, whether it is matriculation in a postsecondary education or training program, or employment. Young adults who are deaf or hard or hearing face barriers that inhibit these successful outcomes. One way to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Educational Planning, Capacity Building, Deafness
PEPNet 2, 2013
This paper presents a collection of videos that provide ideas on getting jobs for educators. Contents include: (1) Educator's Guide: Introduction to the Video Series; (2) Educator's Guide: Your Journey; (3) Educator's Guide: Your Rights and Responsibilities; (4) Educator's Guide: Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation; (5) Educator's Guide:…
Descriptors: Deafness, Vocational Rehabilitation, Video Technology, Job Skills
PEPNet 2, 2013
"Career Interests and Education Choices: It's My Plan!" will help students discover their interests and abilities. By learning about themselves, "It's My Plan!" will help students match their characteristics to career options and postsecondary education choices. "It's My Plan!" has four lessons: (1) Getting to Know Yourself; (2) Determine a Career…
Descriptors: Interests, Education Work Relationship, Glossaries, Postsecondary Education
Franklin, Jason M. – PEPNet 2, 2013
The Essential Skills Team knows that each student has a unique learning style, home and school environment, academic and personal strengths and experiences, and family backgrounds. One of the goals when creating the Essential Skills Campus was to provide resources that harness the strengths and experiences students bring with them to their first…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Study Skills, Goal Orientation, Cognitive Style
PEPNet 2, 2012
Beginning your college education means you'll be exploring a new place, making new friends, learning new things and setting your own priorities. You are going to face a lot of big changes in a short time. That's exciting--and challenging. The more prepared you are for college when you get there, the more ready you'll be to address these new…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Success
Faver, Edward – PEPNet 2, 2011
The public Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program provides services to individuals with disabilities who need help to qualify for, find, or keep a job that is consistent with their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, interests, and informed choice. This paper provides information on vocational rehabilitation for postsecondary…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Deafness, Partial Hearing
Troiano, Claire A. – PEPNet 2, 2010
An oral transliterator provides communication access to a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and who uses speechreading and speaking as a means of communicating. The oral transliterator, positioned in front of the speechreader, inaudibly repeats the spoken message, making it as speechreadable as possible. This is called Expressive Oral…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Lipreading, Deaf Interpreting
Darroch, Kathleen – PEPNet 2, 2010
An interpreter's role is to facilitate communication and convey all auditory and signed information so that both hearing and deaf individuals may fully interact. The common types of services provided by interpreters are: (1) American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation--a visual-gestural language with its own linguistic features; (2) Sign Language…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, English, Cued Speech, Deafness
Lago-Avery, Patricia, Comp. – PEPNet 2, 2010
Usher Syndrome is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by congenital hearing loss and gradually developing retinitis pigmentosa leading to the loss of vision. Approximately 27,000 people in the United States have some form of Usher Syndrome. Most of these individuals have either Type I (11,000) or Type II (16,000). Type I Usher…
Descriptors: Children, Late Adolescents, Genetic Disorders, Deafness
Clark, Mary – PEPNet 2, 2010
Late-deafness means deafness that happened postlingually, any time after the development of speech and language in a person who has identified with hearing society through schooling, social connections, etc. Students who are late-deafened cannot understand speech without visual aids such as speechreading, sign language, and captioning (although…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Visual Aids, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
PEPNet 2, 2009
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing are just like other students except they do not hear as well. They come in all shapes and sizes and call themselves by many names such as: deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing impaired. Just remember the student is a person first--and should be treated the same as anyone else. The biggest issue a residence…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Dormitories, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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