Feb. 19, 2001
Rethinking Literacy Strategies For Deaf Students
The task of learning English is fraught with hurdles for deaf students who must learn a writing system that is phonetically based, say three University of Arizona researchers. Which is one major reason why deaf youngsters generally read at levels well below their hearing peers, and why new learning strategies need to be developed. Cecille McKee, Laura Blackburn and Sam Supalla will outline their findings at a press briefing on Monday, Feb. 19, at noon in San Francisco at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meetings.