Literacy Instruction for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing by Susan R. EasterbrooksLiteracy Instruction for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing by Susan R. Easterbrooks

Literacy Instruction for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

bySusan R. Easterbrooks, Jennifer Beal-Alvarez

Paperback | February 12, 2013

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Most students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) struggle with acquiring literacy skills, some as a direct result of their hearing loss, some because they are receiving insufficient modifications to access the general education curriculum, and some because they have additional learningchallenges necessitating significant program modifications. Additionally, instructional practices for DHH students tend to be directed toward two sub-populations of DHH students: those with useable access to sound and those without.Literacy Instruction for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing describes current, evidence-based practices in teaching literacy for DHH students and provides practitioners and parents with a process for determining whether a practice is or is not "evidence-based." Easterbrooks and Beals-Alvarezdescribe the importance of the assessment process in providing on-going progress monitoring to document students' literacy growth as a primary means to direct the course of instruction. They address the five key areas of instruction identified by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness,phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.In this concise guidebook, the authors present the role of assessment in the literacy process, an overview of evidence-based practices, and in the absence of such information, those practices supported by causal factors across the National Reading Panel's five areas of literacy. They also review theevidence base related to writing instruction, present case studies that reflect the diversity within the DHH population, and review the challenges yet to be addressed in deaf education.
Susan R. Easterbrooks is Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University, and head of its Deaf Education program that trains teachers and doctoral students. She is also a core faculty member of the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory disabilities, and Co-Principal Investigator of the National...
Title:Literacy Instruction for Students who are Deaf and Hard of HearingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199838550

ISBN - 13:9780199838554

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview2. Current Practices3. Assessment for Reading Instruction4. Vocabulary: Word Meaning5. Vocabulary: From Phonological Decoding to Word Work6. Grammar and Text Comprehension7. Fluency8. Closing Thoughts, Final DirectionsReferencesIndex