This guide will assist you with Deaf Education research. This guide provides assistance in finding articles, using selected databases and websites, and search tips related to this topic. Deaf-related resources tend to be in the HV2300-HV2600 area for books, bound journals, and DVDs.
Deaf people are not hearing people who can't hear. As a group they are far more diverse than hearing peers. There are cognitive, linguistic, experiential, and social-emotional differences between Deaf and hearing students likely to affect academic outcomes. Sign languages and schools and programs for Deaf learners thus remain an important part of the continuum of services for this diverse population. Many mainstreamed Deaf people who enter NTID or Gallaudet start to discover their identity and learn sign language, giving them a sense of belonging. It is akin to the 'coming out' of LGBT individuals during the college years, when stronger identity development occurs.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me, Joan Naturale - I am the NTID and Deaf Studies Librarian and happy to help.
Check out the new website, TRIPOD, the first bilingual program for Deaf and hearing children in the Los Angeles area. Below is an image of the home page of the TRIPOD website, showing photos of the founders and interviewer, James DeCaro.