Increasingly, education requires that interventions be evidence-based. When I found this book by leaders in our field, Pat Spencer and Marc Marschark, I was thrilled to see the research base boiled down into very understandable nuggets that teachers can share with administrators and use to guide their practice. I especially love the 5-page Key Findings Index that is in the front of the book that provides ‘sound bite’ summaries of the research findings. This book is a MUST for every DHH program and should be on the shelf of every administrator who oversees programmatic and individual decisions for students with hearing loss. Karen Anderson, Director
“If you really want to add fuel to the fire, read this book. It has taught me information about the differences in learning between typically hearing and students with hearing loss I would have never even imagined existed! In my opinion, it is or at least should be a “Must Read” for all educators (audiologists and DHH teachers) working with students with hearing loss. Very, very eye-opening and has helped us formulate our arguments about why we do things the way we do them (based on our years of experience in working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing learners) when administrators, principals, teachers do not believe us or try to tell us to conform to what works well for other (non-DHH) special education students.” MN educational audiologist
Evidence-Based Practice in Educating
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
- A critical review of research, theory, and practice in deaf education
- Includes information obtained from studies of students in oral, sign, cued speech, and other types of communication
In this critical evaluation of what we know and what we do not know about educating deaf and hard-of-hearing students, the authors examine a wide range of educational settings and research methods that have guided deaf education in recent years–or should. The book provides a focus for future educational and research efforts, and aims to promote optimal support for deaf and hard-of-hearing learners of all ages.
Co-authored by two of the most respected leaders in the field, this book summarizes and evaluates research findings across multiple disciplines pertaining to the raising and educating of deaf children, providing a comprehensive but concise record of the successes, failures, and unanswered questions in deaf education.
Evidence-Based Practice in Educating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
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A readily accessible and invaluable source for teachers, university students, and other professionals, Evidence-Based Practice in Educating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students encourages readers to reconsider assumptions and delve more deeply into what we really know about deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their patterns of development, and their lifelong learning.
(c) 2010, 264 pages
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction and Key Findings Index
Chapter 2. Demographics, Diversity, and Foundational Issues in Deaf Education
Chapter 3. Evaluating the Evidence in Deaf Education: Methods for Obtaining Trustworthy and Useful Information
Chapter 4. Early Identification of Hearing Loss and Early Intervention Services: Implications for Language and Learning
Chapter 5. Language Development, Languages, and Language Systems
Chapter 6. Acquisition and Development of Literacy Skills
Chapter 7. Cognition, Perception, and Learning Strategies
Chapter 8. Achievement in Mathematics and Science
Chapter 9. Educational Placement Decisions and Outcomes
Chapter 10. Programming for Children with Multiple Disabilities
Chapter 11. Issues and Trends in Best Practice