A Deaf Linguist Explores Black American Sign Language
Dr. Joseph Hill, Assistant Professor in Specialized Education Services, was featured in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read article.
Mary V. Compton of the Department of Specialized Education Services and Denise Tucker of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Human Sciences presented a one hour research session at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association in Atlanta GA on entitled : ” Great Expectations: Needs of late Deafened Adults with Cochlear Implants”. The presentation highlighted the results of their national survey of adults who have lost their hearing who have received cochlear implants.
A research project on Black Deaf Families in the United States is the recipient of a generous gift by Dr. Ceil Lucas, a professor at Gallaudet University. Made in honor of her former student, Dr. Joseph Hill, Dr. Lucas’ gift will provide for the production of a DVD chronicling black deaf families across the country and how they communicate with each other. Dr. Hill will be doing the research in conjunction with Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, a member of Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet. Terri Jackson spoke at length with Dr. Lucas about her gift. “She is excited to see this work continue, especially between UNCG and Gallaudet. This is a wonderful collaboration.” Research should begin this summer, with a DVD going into production in early 2014.
Jimenez, B., Knight, V., & Browder, D. M. (2012). Early Science: An inquiry based approach for elementary students with moderate and severe disabilities. Verona, WI: Attainment Company.http://www.attainmentcompany.
Margaret Gillis presented last week on incorporating frameworks of Universal Design for Learning, developmentally appropriate practice and inclusion into online and face-to-face courses to prepare teachers for 21st century skills.
Bree Jimenez was an invited presenter at The Delaware Inclusion Symposium, Shifting Perspectives: A New View on Accessing the General Education Curriculum for Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities, on October 5th. She was one of three presenters addressing inclusive practices for students with severe disabilities.
Belinda Hardin participated in the 2012 Forum of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities at UNICEF in New York on September 14-15. The purpose of the meeting was to develop action plans to ensure children with disabilities are high on the global agenda in the post Millennium Development Goals for 2015-2030. UNICEF is currently conducting a research project on the education of teachers for children with disabilities worldwide and would like as many organizations as possible to complete an online survey. You can complete the survey online at:: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1002062/Inclusive-Teacher-Development (English).
An article about Joseph Hill’s book was in the Washington Post. The article can be found here: Sign language that African Americans use is different from that of whites
Belinda Hardin participated in the 2012 Forum of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities at UNICEF in New York. The purpose of the meeting was to develop action plans to ensure children with disabilities are high on the global agenda in the post Millennium Development Goals for 2015-2030.
Karen DeNaples (SES) has successfully earned national certification as a Qualified teacher of American Sign language (ASL). This national certification is given to those who have demonstrated knowledge of second language teaching methodology, language activities, evaluation and knowledge of ASL linguistics. The American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) is a national organization of professionals involved with teaching American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies. Its major purpose is to evaluate and certify teachers of ASL.
Crockett, J., Billingsley, B., & Boscardin, M.L. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of Leadership & Administration for Special Education, Routledge Press: New York, NY.
Mary V. Compton (SES) received funding to continue Project CONNECT: Preparing Highly Qualified Educational Interpreters, which is featured in Campus Weekly.
Bree Jimenez (SES) has two recent articles:
Browder, D. M., Jimenez, B. A., & Trela, K. (2012). Grade-aligned math instruction for secondary students with moderate intellectual disability. Education and Training in Autism and Development Disabilities, 47, 373-388.
Browder, D. M., Jimenez, B. A., Mims, P. J., Knight, V. F., Spooner, F., Lee, A., & Flowers, C. (2012). The effects of a “tell-show-try-apply” method on teachers’ instructional alignment. Teacher Education of Special Education, 35, 212-227.
BOOK: Pamela Williamson (SES) is a contributing author for (2012). Collaborative Practitioners, Collaborative Schools (3rd ed). Denver, Love Publishing Company.
ARTICLE: Pamela Williamson (SES) is lead author for (2012). Reading comprehension profiles of high functioning students on the spectrum: A grounded theory. Exceptional Children, 78(4), 449-469.
Mary V. Compton (SES) has received an extension for Project CONNECT