Resource Links Related to Hearing Loss
& Writing Links
Topics from the PEPNet Regional Centers and Affiliates:
- The WROCC Outreach Site at Western Oregon University web site, http://www.wou.edu/wrocc,
includes a list of internet resources related to hearing loss under
“Training Materials”. In addition to information about
hearing loss, consumer organizations, legal issues, and medical
information, the list includes a section on e-mail listservs
organized around several topics, including cochlear implants, service
provision, and education.
Tipsheet: Tutoring (2 page handout), Tutoring
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. National Task Force on Quality
of Services in the Postsecondary Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Students from the Northeast Technical Assistance Center. Other topics
include notetaking, interpreting, institutional commitment, and
working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened.
These are all available from the internet site for the PEPNet Resource Center at http://www.pepnet.org, Resource Center,
PEPNet Products. Print copies can also be ordered from
PRC for a minimal charge.
- The Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach developed an on-line orientation training
that is an introduction to hearing loss, comunication
styles, and access needs. This training can be found at http://www.pepnet.org under “Online
- The Postsecondary Education Consortium has recently completed a curriculum
for training tutors to work with deaf students: Tutoring Fundamentals:
A course for potential tutors. It was developed by Brawner, T. for Tulsa Community College and the PEC.
FMI: Kim Brecklein kbreckli@Tulsa.cc.ok.us; 918-595-7428
(V); 918-595-7434 (TTY). It will be available soon from the PRC.
- Fleming, N. & Bonwell, C. (1998). Active
Learning Site. http://www.active-learning-site.com.
On-line test to determine if your
learning style: Visual, Aural, Read/write, Kinesthetic. Descriptions
and study tips for each learning style (http://www.vark-learn.com/questionnaire.htm).
- Gallaudet University Tutoring Website: http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/tutoring/main/index.htm
Includes links to numerous pages: Advising
Strategies., English Works! How to Provide Writing Advice, Hierarchy
of ESL Writing Errors: Responding to Students’ Writing, Training
Peer Tutors, Tutoring strategies for LD
- Graph Tutor http://www.arachnoid.com/lutusp/graphtutor/index.html Free (careware),
downloadable JAVA program. Simple to use.
Change the slope and intercept and see how the graph changes immediately.
Explore functions interactively. He offers other programs as well,
including weight, metric conversion. Neat website.
- How Your Learning Style Affects Your Use
of Mnemonics. (1998). Mind Tools. http://www.mindtools.com/mnemlsty.html
- Inspiration: a computer program for mind mapping strategies in writing:
Site includes examples for teachers of how the
program can be used for lesson planning, meeting standards, and
student projects (click on Product Info).
- Literacy Home Page. Laurent Clerc National
- Lynch, J. Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors. Rutgers University. http://andromeda.Rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/links.html
- Mills, D. (1997). Approaches to Web Use in ESL. http://www.iei.uiuc.edu/resources/TESOL97/PCI/quicktour/index.html
- The National Task Force on Equity in Testing Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Schmidt, N. (1999). Concept/Mind Mapping. Teaching Support Services,
1998-99. University of Guelph. http://www.tss.uoguelph.ca/onlineres/concept_mapping.htm
- Study Skills Self-help Information Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University. http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html
Includes links to How to read essays you must
analyze, how to read a difficult book, survey reading techniques,
procedures for writing a term paper, and more!
- Zalaquett, C. Study Skills. Sam Houston State University
Counseling Center. http://www.coedu.usf.edu/zalaquett/Help_Screens/study_skills.htm
Many tips, including SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read,
Write, Recite, Review) and PQ4R (Preview, Questions, Read, Reflect,
- Armbruster, B.B., et al. The Role of Metacognition
in Reading to Learn: A developmental Perspective. Reading Education Report No. 40. Urbana, IL:
Center for the Study of Reading. [ED228617]
- Armstrong, W.H., Lanmpe, M.W., and Ehrenhaft, G. (1997) A pocket
Guide to Study Tips. Barron’s Education Series, Inc.
- Boatner, M.T., & Gates, J.E. (1975). A dictionary of idioms for the deaf.
Barron’s Educational Series, Woodbury, NY.
An amazing proportion of spoken English is idiomatic.
Looking through this book will help the tutor to understand how
some concepts in the spoken language might be interpreted into sign.
- Drapeau, P. (1998). Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers. New York: Scholastic Books.
- The Learning Cooperative (1997) Tutoring Handbook. Burlington, VT:
University of Vermont 802-656-4075 If you do not have a formal tutoring handbook
on your campus, look this one over. It includes qualifications,
guidelines, code of ethics, communication tips, a guide to a successful
tutoring session, as well as administrative responsibilities.
- English Grammar Computer programs: Norm Crozer
developed a PC program that covers 3 sentence patterns and 8 verb
forms. The program corrects you and provides feedback as you type.
Several students can store data on one computer. A written curriculum
accompanies the computer program. The spelling and grammar rules
are always accessible to the student. 818-719-6430.
- Harry Lang at NTID conducts research in promoting literacy in Science
and Mathematics for deaf students. http://www.rit.edu/~aesopwww/ (Access
to English and Science Outreach Project); Harry Lang’s home
. He has also written books about Deaf individuals in the arts and
sciences. An article about the project, with many links to other
related areas, can be found at http://www.learner.org/theguide/deaf.html
, The Guide to Math and Science Reform.
- Albertini, J., & Lang, H. (2000). Deaf student’s writing and authentic
science activities. NTID Research Bulletin, 5(1). Also available
- Berent, G.P. (1996) The acquisition of English
syntax by deaf learners. In W. Ritchie & T. Bhatia (Eds.), Handbook
of Second Language Acquisition (pp. 469-506). San Diego: Academic
- Dowaliby, F.J., & Lang, H.G. (1999). Adjunct Aids to instructional prose:
A multimedia study with deaf college students. Journal of Deaf Studies
and Deaf Education, 4, 270-282. Deaf students who were poor readers and received
adjunct questions with text performed at the same level on a test
of immediate factual recall as did high ability readers who received
- Mousley, K. & Kelly, R. (1998). Problem-solving strategies for teaching
mathematics to deaf students. American Annals of the Deaf, 143 (4),
- Yore, L.D. (2000). Enhancing science literacy for all students with
embedded reading instruction and writing-to-learn activities. Journal
of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 5(1), 105-122.
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