THE NATURAL LEARNING STYLES OF DEAF CHILDREN

Ann Stroble
Kent State University

Introduction:

Many researchers and educators have focused their attentions on teaching deaf children communication skills and learning styles based within the hearing arena. This web site will attempt to focus on deaf children’s innate learning styles. I will explore how deaf infants and children use their own adaptive cognitive strategies to compensate for their audological limitations. From this I hope to focus on the cognitive strengths and adaptive strategies that teachers could use to focus on with their deaf students as strengths in their teaching strategies.

Format of Web Site:

Purpose of Web Site:

The purpose of the web site is to inform teachers, parents and other professionals working with deaf and hearing impaired children about the natural learning process of these children with the hope that these adaptations can be recognized, reinforced and then utilized to help these children perform to their full potential.

Topic Questions:

  1. What are the normative cognitive learning styles for hearing children?
  2. How do deaf children learn as compared to hearing children in the area of socialization?
  3. How do deaf children learn as compared to hearing children in the area of cognition?

  4. How do deaf and HOH children learn as compared to hearing children in the area of language development?

  5. What do we need to know further about deaf children and how they learn?

For more information you may contact me at email address:
AStroble@AOL.com