For many deaf youths, the earliest opportunity to develop self-determination takes place in the home.
“Successful college readiness is dependent on both the student and the institution. Individuals must be ready, and the institution needs to have the capacity to accommodate these students.”
This article investigated patterns of educational accommodations use between high school and postsecondary settings by students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH).
Designing assessments and tests is one of the more challenging aspects of creating an accessible learning environment for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Communication technologies are often assumed to level the playing field for individuals with disabilities, but the benefits may be magnified for deaf individuals in particular.
Deaf individuals often experience barriers such as negative attitudes, prejudice, and reduced accessibility in school and work environments.
Approximately half of students who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) have a co-occurring disability.
Effective self-advocacy skills have been shown to positively influence lifetime outcomes of individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH).
By Garberoglio, C., Schoffstall, S., Cawthon, S., Bond, M., Ge, J.
By Erica Wendel, Stephanie Cawthon, J Ge, and N Beretvas.
Single-Case Design (SCD) research is often considered a good fit for measuring intervention outcomes among low-incidence populations, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). The authors use criteria from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) to assess the quality of single-case design (SCD) studies across deaf and hard of hearing research. Findings showed that out of twelve studies, less than half met the WWC standards due to weaknesses in research methodology, experimental validity, and stringency of overall design. These findings suggest a need for more rigorous study designs that are sensitive to the unique characteristics of the DHH population. The article also discusses the role of WWC and suggestions for increasing the quality and rigor of future SCD research.