Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners
Foundations, Strategies, and Resources
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This critical resource provides foundational information and practical strategies for learners who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh) multilingual learners. These learners come from backgrounds where their home languages differ from the dominant spoken or sign languages of the culture. This book is a one-stop resource for professionals, interventionists, and families, helping them to effectively support the diverse needs of d/Dhh multilingual learners by covering topics such as family engagement, assessment, literacy, multiple disabilities, transition planning, and more. The book provides vignettes of learners from 25 countries, discussion questions, and family-centered infographic briefs that synthesize each chapter. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners is a groundbreaking step towards better supporting the many languages and cultures d/Dhh students experience in their lifetime through strength-based and linguistically responsive approaches.
Table of Contents
1. Learners who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing and Multilingual: Perspectives, Approaches and Considerations 2. Family Engagement: Developing Partnerships for d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners 3. Developing a Comprehensive Language Profile to Support Learning: The Assessment of d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners 4. Language Development, Assessment, and Intervention for d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners 5. d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners and Literacy Instruction 6. Leadership and Collaboration in School Settings for d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners 7. d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners with Disabilities: A Case Study of a Learner who is Deaf with Autism Spectrum Disorder and from an Immigrant Family 8. Transition for d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners: Guiding Principles and Planning Tools
Caroline Guardino is Professor of Exceptional and Deaf Education at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
Joanna E. Cannon is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, and is coordinator of the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing graduate program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Peter V. Paul is Professor of Special Education, emphasis on d/Deaf Education, at the Ohio State University. Paul is the current editor of the American Annals of the Deaf.