Graduate Catalog

EDU 886 Theory and Research: Reading and Writing Instruction for Deaf Students

This course addresses current trends and issues in reading and writing instruction for deaf students. Students are exposed to the literature pertaining to theory and research related to the nature of fluent reading and writing processes for deaf and hearing readers, including deaf learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Topics addressed include the relationship between speech, language, cognition, memory, background knowledge, and reading; the role of ASL in developing literacy, methods for developing conversational forms of print English for deaf students; the role of parents in literacy development, readability and reading assessment for deaf learners, alternative instructional frameworks for instruction, instructional readings and writing strategies for deaf students, and trends and issues in reading instruction in bilingual-bicultural programs.




Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of the program director