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Article published in national speech-language pathology journal

Image: Bettie Waddy-Smith, Debra Nussbuam, and Jane Doyle are the authors of “Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Use Sign Language: Considerations and Strategies for Developing Spoken Language and Literacy Skills,” an article recently published in the journal Seminars in Speech and Language. (Photo: Christopher Kabusk)

Bettie Waddy-Smith, Debra Nussbuam, and Jane Doyle are the authors of “Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Use Sign Language: Considerations and Strategies for Developing Spoken Language and Literacy Skills,” an article recently published in the journal Seminars in Speech and Language. (Photo: Christopher Kabusk)

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center is pleased to offer free access to the Thieme Publications: Seminars in Speech and Language journal article, "Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Use Sign Language: Considerations and Strategies for Developing Spoken Language and Literacy Skills," written by Clerc Center staff members Debra Nussbaum, MA, CCC-A; Bettie Waddy-Smith, MS, speech pathology; and Jane Doyle, MS, CCC-SLP.

The article discusses issues, strategies, and challenges in creating linkages between practices that utilize a student's abilities in sign language and developing and using spoken language. It includes considerations for children from early childhood through high school with a broad range of auditory access, language, and communication characteristics.

This article emphasizes "the benefits of the SLP and the teacher of the deaf combining their expertise in the development of communicative competence for these children." Sections and discussions in the article include:

Recommended guidelines for service provision

  • Defining and understanding sign
  • Role of sign for language and communication
  • Individualized planning
  • Literacy

Seminars in Speech and Language is a quarterly topic-driven review journal that covers the entire spectrum of speech-language pathology. The focus of the November 2012 issue was Maximizing Intervention for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing; it was guest edited by Cheryl DeConde Johnson, EdD, and Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD. The full issue is available on Thieme's website .

Note: Seminars in Speech and Language is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for CEU credits.

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