Language and Literacy


A significant number of d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) children and adolescents experience challenges in acquiring a functional level of English language and literacy skills in the United States (and elsewhere). To provide an understanding of this issue, this book explores the theoretical underpinnings and synthesizes major research findings. It also covers critical controversial areas such as the use of assistive hearing devices, language, and literacy assessments, and inclusion.

Peter Paul, Editor


The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Literacy brings together state-of-the-art research on literacy learning among deaf and hard of hearing learners (DHH). With contributions from experts in the field, this volume covers topics such as the importance of language and cognition, phonologicalor orthographic awareness, morphosyntactic and vocabulary understanding, reading comprehension and classroom engagement, written language, and learning among challenged populations.

Susan Easterbrooks and Hannah Dostal, Editors


International perspectives about literacy and deaf students is an uncharted intellectual landscape. Much of the literacy research in deaf education is conducted in English-speaking countries--primarily the United States--but 90% of deaf children live outside the U.S. and learn various signed and spoken languages, as well as diverse writing systems. Many of these children face significant educational challenges.

Qiuying Wang and Jean Andrews, Editors


The difficulty that deaf and hard of hearing students have in attaining language and literacy skills has led to postulations that attribute their struggle to a developmental deficit. Recent research reveals, however, that deaf students acquire language structures, produce errors, and employ strategies in the same fashion as younger hearing students, though at later ages. The ability of all students to learn language and literacy skills in a similar manner at different stages forms the foundation of the Qualitative Similarity Hypothesis (QSH).

Peter V. Paul, Ye Wang, and Cheri Williams


Considerable research has explored the most effective strategies used by deaf parents and teachers for reading to deaf children. Based on those studies and direct observations by the author, the fifteen principles outlined in *the accompany manual and vividly demonstrated on the videotape are a guide for parents and teachers who want to promote literacy, and share the pleasure of reading with the deaf and hard of hearing children.

David R. Schleper with Daniel Koo and Ann Lynn Smith


Teleconference taped from live broadcast from Gallaudet University on Nov. 13, 1996. Panels composed of parents and professionals share strategies on how to increase the literacy skills of deaf and hard of hearing children. Through videotaped demonstrations, viewers will learn how to read aloud to deaf and hard of hearing children using techniques based on current research into how deaf parents read to their children. Accompanying packet of written materials available.



Teleconference taped from a live broadcast from Gallaudet University on April 18, 1997. A panel composed of educators and professionals introduce the basic concepts of literature in American Sign Language and discuss its applications to classrooms serving one or more students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Pretaped video segments of ASL literary works enhance the understanding of the principles and strategies used in the discussions. *Accompanying packet of written materials available.

Gallaudet University


A continuing series of programs for English language instruction and improvement for deaf students.

Part 1: Introduction
Verb Endings (-ed, -ing)

Part 2: Articles
Subject/verb agreement(each, every, all)

Part 3: Verb I (v+v+ing)
Verb II (passive)

Part 4: Time & Place
Prepositions (in, on, at)

Bernard Bragg