8. What other strategies have been developed to overcome the cultural barriers and unique challenges of this population?

-Creating an Effective Learning Environment (Gerner de Garcia, 1993)

-Empowering Parents and Families

-Making Early Intervention Successful

Additional Resources

Andrews, J.F., & Jordan, D.L. (1997). Increasing English literacy skills of Hispanic deaf students using Hispanic culture and multimedia. Retrieved February 21, 1998 from the World Wide Web: http://www.deafed.lamar.edu/

-Explains an on-going project aimed to increase the English literacy skills of deaf Hispanic students through the use of multimedia. Also provides information on topics relevant to the education of this population.

References

Blackwell, P.M., & Fischgrund, J.E. (1984). Issues in the development of culturally responsive programs for deaf students from non-English-speaking homes. In Delgado, G.L. (Ed.), The Hispanic deaf. Washington DC: Gallaudet College Press.

Cohen, O. (1993). Educational needs of African American and Hispanic deaf children and youth. In Christensen, K.M., & Delgado, G.L. (Eds.), Multicultural issues in deafness. New York: Longman Publishing.

Dean, C.C. (1984). The hearing-impaired Hispanic child: Sociolinguistic considerations. In Delgado, G.L. (Ed.), The Hispanic deaf. Washington DC: Gallaudet College Press.

Delgado, G.L. (1984). Hearing-impaired children from non-native-language homes. In Delgado, G.L. (Ed.), The Hispanic deaf. Washington DC: Gallaudet College Press.

Gerner de Garcia, B. (1993). Addressing the needs of Hispanic deaf children. In Christensen, K.M., & Delgado, G.L. (Eds.), Multicultural issues in deafness. New York: Longman Publishing.

Grant, J. (1993). Hearing-impaired children from Mexican-American homes. Volta Review, 95 (5), 131-135.

Fischgrund, J., Cohen, O., & Clarkson, R. (1987). Hearing impaired children in black and Hispanic families. Volta Review, 89 (5), 59-67.

MacNeil, B. (1990). Educational needs for multicultural hearing-impaired students in the public school system. American Annals of the Deaf, 135 (2), 75-82.

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