Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners: Foundations, Strategies, and Resources

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Joanna E Cannon, Caroline Guardino, Peter V Paul

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners

308 pages
2022
ISBN: 9781032155654

This critical resource provides foundational information and practical strategies for d/Deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh) multilingual learners. These learners come from backgrounds where their home languages differ from the dominant spoken or sign languages of the culture.

This book is a one-stop resource for professionals, interventionists, and families, helping them to effectively support the diverse needs of d/Dhh multilingual learners by covering topics such as family engagement, assessment, literacy, multiple disabilities, transition planning, and more. The book provides vignettes of learners from 25 countries, discussion questions, and family-centred infographic briefs that synthesise each chapter.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners is a groundbreaking step towards better supporting the many languages and cultures d/Dhh students experience in their lifetimes through strength-based and linguistically responsive approaches.

Table of Contents

  1. Learners who are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Multilingual: Perspectives, Approaches and Considerations
  2. Family Engagement: Developing Partnerships for d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners
  3. Developing a Comprehensive Language Profile to Support Learning: The Assessment of d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners
  4. Language Development, Assessment, and Intervention for d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners
  5. d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners and Literacy Instruction
  6. Leadership and Collaboration in School Settings for d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners
  7. d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners with Disabilities: A Case Study of a Learner who is Deaf with Autism Spectrum Disorder and from an Immigrant Family
  8. Transition for d/Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Multilingual Learners: Guiding Principles and Planning Tools