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July 16, 2020

Keith Nolan had always wanted to serve in the military. He was told, No, Deaf people can't do that. So he became a teacher until one day he heard himself telling a student the same thing, No, you can't do that because you are Deaf. That really got him to thinking and d...

July 8, 2020

Ms. Young reminds us that there are many things in this world from which we can derive real inspiration and that the mere fact of someone having a disability is not one of them. She gives a humorous and thought provoking talk on TED in which she shares her views on how...

June 24, 2020

Have you been trying to find ways to get and keep your child or student's attention when you read to them? Have you wondered how you can engage your child in a children's book especially if you only know a minimum of Sign Language? Well, you're not alone. There are som...

June 16, 2020

This talk was given on October 20, 2014 by Dr. Derek Braun on his research into the evolutionary history of a gene associated with deafness. He asks the question of what value could this gene have imparted to individuals throughout history for it to have remained preva...

August 10, 2015

The Official Journal for the American Academy for Pediatrics, which is a research based medical journal, has just published an article supporting the use of Sign Language with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.  It is refreshing to see the medical field reinforcing wha...

July 20, 2015

This VL2 research brief, written by Sharon Baker, Ed.D., focuses on the importance of fingerspelling for reading.

 

This also comes with three appendices for instructional guidance. (July 2010, Rev.) If you want to cite this brief: Visual Language and Visual Learning Sc...

July 14, 2015

Be sure to look at the 2015 Odyssey: The Influence, Impact and Opportunity of Technology. You can find it at https://www.gallaudet.edu/clerc_center/odyssey.html

July 11, 2015

Interesting insights about why parents should pay for an app for their child. (All three are free of ads that distract children - and more importantly - track them. Yep. those pesky little ads in apps can track the location and activities of the people who click on the...

Hello! Welcome to my blog! This blog, along with my website, was started as a way for me to reach out to parents, professionals and university students in the field of education, Deaf education, Deaf Studies, American Sign Language learning and interpreting. My goal is...

May 27, 2015

This video is a news story from Fox News that demonstrates the benefits of learning American Sign Language for Hearing Babies and Toddlers. I've included this for parents who might be wondering if American Sign Language will help or hinder their child who is Deaf in hi...

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