Webinar on Language and Literacy of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Welcome to this  webinar on Literacy Instruction for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We are pleased that you have an interest in accessing this information. Within this site you will find seven presentations. We intend for the presentations to be watched in sequential order.

This workshop is co-sponsored by:

  • Southwestern Project to Prepare Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, University of Arizona, Grant # H325K080241 U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs
  • Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD), Grant # R24C12001 US Institute of Education Sciences

Accessing Individual Presentations: For each presentation below in the chart, you will find a link to the video. Each video runs 20-40 minutes. Watch the videos in the order presented. There are also readings for each topic.




Dr. Susan Easterbrooks
Georgia State University

 Literacy Overview: Where We Have Been and Where We are Heading

Literacy Overview: Where we have been and where we are heading
Dr. Amy Lederberg

Science of Reading and How it Informs Practice with DHH Students


The Science of Reading applied to DHH Students
Dr. Carol Connor
University of California-Irvine

 Individualizing Literacy Instruction for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students


Individualized Instruction
Dr. Brenda Schick
University of Colorado at Boulder

Fingerspelling and Fingerspelling Interventions to Enhance Early Reading in DHH Students


 Fingerspelling and fingerspelling interventions to enhance early reading in DHH students
Dr. Susan Easterbrooks
Georgia State University

  Developing Reading Fluency in DHH Students


 Developing reading fluency in DHH students
Dr. Shirin Antia
University of Arizona

Vocabulary Intervention for DHH Students


Vocabulary intervention for DHH students : LINK ONE LINK TWO
Dr. Susan Easterbrooks
Georgia State University

 Syntax and Literacy: DHH Students


 Syntax and literacy: DHH students
Dr. Kimberly Wolbers
University of Tennessee

 Writing Instruction: DHH students




Presenter Provided Readings: Each speaker has provided a key reading or reference list to supplement the presentation. Click a topic above to download the reading.
In Conclusion: We hope you will find that the information presented by these nationally and internationally renowned experts will provide you with new thoughts and ideas that will help you improve your literacy instruction and interactions with students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Problems? Contact Amy Lederberg at alederberg@gsu.edu