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Resources for Hispanic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population

The following resource list provides contacts, publishers/distributors, a bibliography, and on-line links to assist with questions concerning Hispanic deaf and hard of hearing persons.  If you know of additional sources not included in this list, please let us know so that we may add them to the document.


Barbara Gerner de García, Ed.D.
Gallaudet University
Department of Educational Foundations and Research
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202- 651 5207
Fax: 202-651 5710
E-mail: barbara.gerner.de.garcia@gallaudet.edu
Education of Latino and other immigrant deaf and hard of hearing PreK-12 students, Literacy, Latino Parents of deaf children, trilingual education.

Silvia Golocovsky
Coordinator Multicultural Student Services
Student Services
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
800 Florida Ave NE, Rm 117AB
Washington DC
V/TTY (202) 651-5425
Spanish Line (202) 651-5198
Fax (202) 651-5496
E-mail: ClercCtrIMSS@Gallaudet.Edu
Multicultural Advising Services, translation of Materials and Multilingual interpreting services.


CAELA Network
c/o Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20016-1859
Main Number: (202) 362-0700
Fax: (202) 362-3740
E-mail: caelanetwork@cal.org
Web Page: http://www.cal.org/caela

Center for Language Minority Education and Research
ED-1, Room 18
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA  90840-2201
Phone: (562) 985-5806
Fax: (562) 985-4528
E-mail: clmer@csulb.edu
Web Page: http://www.ced.csulb.edu/offices/center-language-minority-education-and-research

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence
Graduate School of Education
University of California
1640 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
Phone: (510) 643-9024
Fax: (510) 643-6239
E-mail: crede@berkeley.edu
Web Page: http://crede.berkeley.edu/

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
2011 Eye St., NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20006
Phone: 1 (800)-321-6223
TTY: (202) 775-9193
Fax: 800-531-9347
E-mail: askncela@ncela.gwu.edu
Web Page: http://www.ncela.gwu.edu

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009
TTY/V: 1 (800) 695-0285
Fax: (202) 884-8441
E-mail: nichcy@aed.org
Web Page: http://www.nichcy.org

Office of Special Education Programs
Office of Special Education Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington D.C. 20202-7100
Phone: (202) 245-7459
Web Page: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html


Spanish/Bilingual Publishers and Distributors NCELA
Web Page: http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/

Alta Books
372 S 900 W
Provo, UT  84601
Phone: 1 (800) 258-2375
Fax: 1 (800) 258-2329
E-mail: info@altaesl.com
Web Page: http://www.altaesl.com

Cambridge University Press
32 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-2473
Phone: (212) 924-3900
Fax: (212) 691-3239
Web Page: http://www.cambridge.org/us/

National Geographic School Publishing and Hampton-Brown
1 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Bldg 1
Suite 200
Monterey, CA  93940
Customer Service & Orders: 1 (800) 933-3510
E-mail: customerservice@hampton-brown.com
Web Page: http://www.ngsp.com/

Harris Communications
15155 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
TTY: 1 (800) 825-9187
Voice: 1 (800) 828-6758
VP: (866) 384-3147
Fax: (952) 906-1099
Customer Service: info@harriscomm.com
Web Page: http://www.harriscomm.com

LEA Book Distributor
170-23 83rd Avenue
Jamaica Hills, NY  11432
Phone: (718) 291- 9891
Fax: (718) 291-9830
E-mail: leabooks@leabooks.com
Web Page: http://www.leabooks.com

Mariuccia Iaconi Book Imports
970 Tennessee Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 821-1216
Fax: (415) 821-1596
Email: mibibook@earthlink.net
Web Page: www.mibibook.com  

National Institute on Aging
Building 31, Room 5C27
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-1752
TTY: 1 (800) 222-4225
Fax: (301) 496-1072
Web Page: http://www.nia.nih.gov

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Office of Diversity and Minority
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD USA 20892-2320
Voice: (301) 402-6415
Contact: Kay Johnson
Email: johnsoka@mail.nih.gov
Web Pages: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov

Santillana USA Publishing Company
2023 NW 84th Avenue
Doral, FL  33122
Phone: 1 (800) 245-8584
Fax: 1 (888) 248-9518
E-mail: customerservice@santillanausa.com
Web Page: http://www.santillanausa.com/


Alvirez, D., & Bean, F.D. (1976). The Mexican-American family. In C.H. Mindel and R. W. Haberstein (Eds.), Ethnic families in America (pp. 271-291). New York: Elsevier.

Andrew J.F. Ferguson, C., & Roberts, S. (1997). What’s up, Billy Jo? Deaf Children and Bilingual Instruction in East-Central Texas. American Annals of the Deaf 142, 16-25.

Arnold, B.R. (Ed.). (1987). Disability, rehabilitation and the Mexican-American. Edinburg, TX: Pan American University.

Bennett, A. (1988). Gateways to Powerlessness: Incorporating Hispanic Deaf Children and Families Into Formal Schooling.  Disability, Handicap, & Society 3(2), 119-51.

Bowen, S. (2000) Hispanic Deaf Students in Rural Education Settings: Complex Issues (Eric Document Reproduction Service No. ED439875).

Charles, C., Gafni, A., & Whelan, T. (1997). Shared Decision-Making in the Medical Encounter: What Does it Mean? (or It Takes at Least Two to Tango). Soc Sci Med 44, 5:681-692.

Cohen, O., Fischgrund, J., & Redding, R. (1990). Deaf children from ethnic, linguistic and racial minority backgrounds: An overview. American Annals of the Deaf, 135(2), 67-73.

Delgado, G.L. (1984). Hearing-impaired children from non-native-language homes. In The Hispanic Deaf: Issues and Challenges for Bilingual Special Education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet College Press.

Delgado, G.L. (2000) How Are We Doing?. In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective. San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press.

Fletcher-Carter, R. & Paez, D. (1997).  Exploring Students’ Personal Cultures: A Tool For Use in IEP Development. (Eric Document Reproduction Service No. ED40673).

Fletcher-Carter, R. & Paez, D. (2000). Exploring Students’ Personal Cultures. In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective.  San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press.

Gerner de Garcia, B.A. (2000, Spring). ESL What? For Whom? How? Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 1 (2).

Gerner de Garcia, B.A. (2000) Meeting the Needs of Hispanic/Latino Deaf Students.  In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective. San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press.

Gerner de Garcia, B.A. (1995) Communication and Language Use in Spanish-Speaking Families with Deaf Children.  In C. Lucas (Ed.) Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities, Vol I. Washington, DC : Gallaudet University.

Gerner de Garcia, B.A. (1995). ESL Applications for Hispanic Deaf Students.  Bilingual Research Journal, 19(3&4), pp.453-467.

Hafer, J.C. & Wilson, R.M. (1996). Come Sign With Us.  Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Hernandez, M. (1999). The role of therapeutic groups in working with Latino deaf adolescents. In I. Leigh (Ed.). Psychotherapy with deaf clients of diverse groups. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Humphries, T., Padden, C., & O’Rourke, T. (1991). Un Curso Basico De Lenguaje American. (A Basic Course in American Sign Language). Silver Spring, MD: T.J. Publishers.

Janis, I.L., & Mann, L. (1977). Decision-making: A psychological analysis of conflict, choice, and commitment. New York: Free Press.

Kayser, H. (1995). Bilingual Speech-Language, Pathology: An Hispanic Focus. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.

Kluwin, T.K., & Corbett, C.A. (1998). Parent Characteristics and Educational Program Involvement.  American Annals of the Deaf 143(5), 425-431.

Luterman, D. (1987). Deafness in the Family. Boston: College-Hill Press.

Mapp, I., & Hudson, R. (1997). Stress and coping among African American and Hispanic parents of deaf children. American Annals of the Deaf, 142(1), 46-54.

Meadow-Orlans, K., Mertens, D., Sass-Lehrer, M., & Scott-Olson, K. (1997).  Support Services for Parents and their Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Presentation at Convention of the American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID)/Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) meeting: Pages of the Past…Chapters of the Future, Hartford, CT.

Miles, M.B., & Huberman, A.M. (1994). Qualitative Data Analysis (2nd ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mindel, E.D., & Vernon, M. (1971). They Grow in Silence: The Deaf Child and His Family. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf.

Pace, B. (1999). Cristobal tiene tubitos en los oidos.  Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Page, J.M. (1993). Ethnic Identity in Deaf Hispanics of New Mexico.  Sign Language Studies, 80, 185-222.

Polich, L. (2001) Education of the Deaf in Nicaragua. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 6: 4, 315-325.

Ramos, A.M. (1997). Comparing the predisposition of Hispanic and Anglo deaf students toward postsecondary attendance. Gallaudet University: Unpublished Thesis. [Available through your local library's Inter-library loan (ILL) service from Gallaudet University.]

Ramsey, C.L. (2000).  On the Border: Cultures, Families, and Schooling in a Transnational Region.  In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective.  San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press

Ramsey, C.L. & Noriega, A. (2001).  “Niños Milagrizados”: Language Attitudes, Deaf Education, and Miracle Cures in Mexico.  Sign Language Studies, 1 (3), 254-280

Rodriguez, O. & Santiviago, M. (1991). Hispanic deaf adolescents: A multicultural minority. Volta Review, 93(5), 89-97.

Schlesinger, H.S. (1972). Diagnostic Crisis and Its Participants. Deafness Annual, Volume II. Silver Spring, MD: Professional Rehabilitation Workers with the Adult Deaf.

Seligman, M., & Darling R. (1989). Ordinary families, special children: A systems approach to childhood disability. New York: Guilford Press.

Steinberg, A. (1991). Issues in providing mental health services to hearing-impaired persons. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42(4), 380-389.

Steinberg, A.G., Davila, J.R., Collazo, J., Loew, R.C., & Fischgrund, J.E. (May 1997).
A little sign and a lot of love: Attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs of Hispanic families with deaf children. Qualitative Health Research, 7(2).

Struxness, K. (2000) School Support Services for Hispanic Deaf Children and Families in Southern California School Settings.  In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective.  San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press

Walker-Vann, C. (Mar 1998). Profiling Hispanic deaf students: A first step toward solving the greater problems. American Annals of the Deaf, 143, 46-54.

Wu, C.L. (2001). Resource-based early intervention with multicultural deaf/hard of hearing infants, toddlers and their families. Gallaudet University: Unpublished Thesis. [Available through your local library's Inter-library loan (ILL) service from Gallaudet University.]


Bilingual Research

Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research; Latino/Hispanic Resources

Cermi: El Valor de la Unidad

Clerc Center Products in Other Languages

Deaf Aztlan

Deafness/Hard of Hearing; Hispanic/Latino Resources

Department of Education

Family Village; Latino Disability Resources

La Federación de Personas Sordas de la Comunidad Valenciana (FESORDCV)


Lexington School for the Deaf; Hispanic Resource Team

Listen-Up Web

A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness

News Digest en Español
http://www.nichcy.org/informationResources/Pages/NICHCYPublications.aspx (English)

University of Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for
Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing