Title

What ESL Methods Work Best with Deaf Latino Youth?

Date

5-30-2013 10:10 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Willamette

Department

Special Education

Session Chair

Pamela Cancel

Session Title

Special Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Edwin Cancel

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Latino Deaf students in America make up about 30% of all Deaf/hard-of-hearing school age children in America. What is being done to address the unique needs of these students? More and more the call for a bilingual approach to educating Deaf students is being made. This typically means using ASL to teach the reading and writing of English. But, what if these students know and/or use Spanish in the home? Can their knowledge of Spanish be used to teach reading and writing English? Is there anything that would impede that from being successful? If so, what? Are there any ESL methods that CAN be applied with this population? This presentation explores the efforts of one WOU student and her efforts at finding out.

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May 30th, 10:10 AM

What ESL Methods Work Best with Deaf Latino Youth?

Werner University Center (WUC) Willamette

Latino Deaf students in America make up about 30% of all Deaf/hard-of-hearing school age children in America. What is being done to address the unique needs of these students? More and more the call for a bilingual approach to educating Deaf students is being made. This typically means using ASL to teach the reading and writing of English. But, what if these students know and/or use Spanish in the home? Can their knowledge of Spanish be used to teach reading and writing English? Is there anything that would impede that from being successful? If so, what? Are there any ESL methods that CAN be applied with this population? This presentation explores the efforts of one WOU student and her efforts at finding out.