Date of Award


Document Type

Education 590 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



First Advisor

Gentry, Roberta

Major or Concentration



Research has shown that more and more deaf and HOH students have begun enrolling in public schools instead of residential schools for the deaf. However, with deafness being a low incidence disability many teachers do not have a strong understanding or knowledge of these students or how to teach them. The objective of the proposed research is to investigate various methods of teaching reading and writing to students who are deaf and HOH that will make these students more successful. In-depth interviews will be conducted with students who have went through public schools and students who have went through residential schools for the Deaf to determine how to improve literacy instruction. This research will provide teachers with more insight into how students who are deaf and HOH need to learn reading and writing and strategies to use to make these students reach their full potential.

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