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Literacy and Deaf / Hard of Hearing

Language and Literacy Resources


15 Principles for Reading to Deaf Children - The 15 principles on reading to deaf children was developed from a research on observing how adults read to their deaf/hard of hearing children. It offers strategies to promote literacy and language skills.

Language and Literacy Development in Children Who Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired - An article written by Sandra Briggle, and published in the the Kappa Delta Phi Record, and also on the LD Online website outlines some introductory information.

Language Development Chart - Explore this chart on Language development in English and American Sign Language to be used by educational teams to increase understanding of the language skills of learners who are D/HH. Educational audiologists, speech and language pathologists, ASL teachers and ASL specialists collaborated in developing this chart.

Unlocking the English Code - Explore and connect the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, writing, fluency, vocabulary, communication, language, and comprehension specifically for learners who are D/HH or B/VI. To learn more about this topic, and earn professional development credit, log in to your OCALI ID account by clicking here.

Ask Abbey Series - The Ask Abbey series is designed to provide practical, easy-to-use strategies across many areas of instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing learners. Each 30-minute session will include simple tips and strategies, followed by live Q&A with Abbey Weaver, an itinerant teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing in Ohio, and other ‘friends’ who are expert practitioners. Need a new strategy to engage a learner and have a limited time? Then this series is for you. Professional development credit is available upon completion of the webinar and evaluation.