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Margarita Geller Mariya Gorelik Liz Kim Matt Mosteller Theodore Procter Kelly Quinn Meagan Rose. Research Problem Literature Review Research Question Timeline. Employment and income of deaf individuals is lower than that of hearing individuals 1,2

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margarita geller mariya gorelik liz kim matt mosteller theodore procter kelly quinn meagan rose
Margarita Geller Mariya Gorelik

Liz Kim Matt Mosteller

Theodore Procter Kelly Quinn

Meagan Rose

slide2
Research Problem
  • Literature Review
  • Research Question
  • Timeline
slide3
Employment and income of deaf individuals is lower than that of hearing individuals1,2
  • Hearing employees quickly receive raises and promotions over the deaf and hard of hearing3
slide4
Mainstream vs. specialized schools
  • Career preparation
  • Recent trends
  • Gaps in literature
slide5

mainstream schools

(+) Improved development of oral language skills when immersed in a “natural linguistic environment”4

(-)Less help for deaf and hard of

hearing students due to lack of

differentiation in the curriculum5

(-) Less participation in the classroom5

slide6

specialized schools

(+) More friends and more

opportunities for communication5

(+) Students are more comfortable

communicating with their peers6

(-) Communicate in a homogeneous

environment

slide7

career preparation

  • Dependent upon agencies for employment and family for financial security7
  • Programs to start career planning in high school through RIT8
  • Gallaudet students in the business program must have one internship in order to graduate9
slide8

recent trends

  • American Disabilities Act
  • Cochlear Implants
  • IEP (Individualized Education Plan)
    • Ends when the student gets to college6
slide9

gaps in the literature

  • Focus on younger students
    • very little post-secondary education research
  • Many studies compare hearing to deaf, but not many compare deaf to other deaf
slide10
Are specialized or mainstream

universities more effective at teaching

their deaf students communication

skills that are necessary to succeed

in the workforce?

slide11
Recruiting participants
  • Written surveys
  • Interviews
slide12

recruiting participants

  • Use of Disability Support Services (DSS)
  • Liaison at Gallaudet
written surveys
written surveys
  • Online surveys, through email
  • Original instrument created by the team
interviews
interviews
  • During
    • Maryland & Gallaudet
    • Interpreter
    • Class environment, academic requirements, career development
  • After
    • Analysis of communication skills
    • Existing rubric
      • Comm. department, online, Gallaudet
slide16

junior year

  • Junior Colloquia
  • Draft & distribute online survey
  • Conduct interviews
  • Statistical & qualitative analysis
  • Begin to draft thesis
  • Begin to draft journal article
slide17

senior year

  • Final thesis paper
  • Apply for academic journal publication
  • Team Thesis Conference
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1Wheeler-Scruggs, K. (2002). Assessing the employment and independence of people who are deaf and low functioning. American Annals of the Deaf, 147(4), 11-17.
  • 2Winn, S. (2006). Is there a link between hearing aid use, employment, and income. American Annals of the Deaf, 151(4), 434-440.
  • 3Bullis, M., Davis, C., Bull, B., & Johnson, B. (1997). Expectations versus realities: examination of the transition plans and experiences of adolescents who are deaf and adolescents who are hearing. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 40(4), 14-251.
  • 4Herring-Harrison, T. J., Gardner III, R., & Lovelace, T. S. (2007). Adapting peer tutoring for learners who are deaf or hard of hearing. Intervention in School & Clinic, 43(2), 82-87.
  • 5Angelides, P., & Aravi, C. (2007). A comparative perspective on the experiences of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as students at mainstream and special schools. American Annals of the Deaf, 151(5), 476-487.
  • 6 Bonds, B. G. (2003). School-to-work experiences: Curriculum as a bridge. American Annals of the Deaf, 148(1), 38-48.
  • 7Wheeler-Scruggs, K. (2002). Assessing the employment and independence of people who are deaf and low functioning. American Annals of the Deaf, 147(4), 11-17.
  • 8Bradley, M. (2004). A quiet success: career and technical education for deaf students. Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, 79(2), 17-24.
  • 9 Bollag, B. (2006). The debate over deaf education. Chronicle of Higher Education, 52(36), 18-21.
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