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Information on Deaf and
Hard of Hearing 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
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.
- 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
- 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 Deaf Education Center. http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/literacy/thebigpicture.html
- 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 Individuals. http://gri.gallaudet.edu/TestEquity/index.html
- 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 Press.
- 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
- 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.
Direct suggestions, comments, and
questions about this page to:
D. Davis, Ph.D., Coordinator
WROCC Outreach Site
at Western Oregon University
Regional Resource Center on
Western Oregon University
Monmouth OR 97361
Last modified on 13MAY02.