GRI Research Areas

GRI researchers gather and analyze data concerning the social, academic, and perceptual characteristics of deaf and hard of hearing populations, primarily to provide information needed by educators in the field. Staff are skilled in various research methodologies including surveys, test norming & assessment, ethnographic studies, clinical studies, and information management.

Current Projects 2009-2010

  • Leonard Kelly & Dragana Barac-Cikoja, Co-principle Investigators; Adam Brownfeld, Leslie Klein, Leah Murphy & Elizabeth Steyer, Student Research Assistants, "Comparison of lexical versus morphological grouping of graphemes in learning new words (Part II)".
  • Dragana Barac-Cikoja & Leonard Kelly, Co-principle Investigators, "Effects of different word parsing strategies on word learning". Research supported by VL2/NSF.
  • Dragana Barac-Cikoja, "Effects of hearing technology on self-hearing". Research supported by RERC-HE.
  • Dragana Barac-Cikoja, "Visual and haptic feedback in ASL production".
  • Sue Hotto, Kay Lam and John Woo, Project Team, "Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth".
  • Sen Qi & Tom Allen, Co-Project Investigators, "Longitudinal Study for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student's Reading Development". Research supported by VL2/NSF.
  • Charles Reilly and Samuel Weber, Co-Project Investigators, "Research-based tools for initiating family-centered early education services in resource-poor nations."
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