This study examined oral education components that could be successfully implemented with culturally and linguistically diverse deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children and their families. A literature review of oral program strategies used with culturally diverse families and their children with special needs, and federal guidelines related to programs serving DHH children were conducted. Recent statistics of children in programs for DHH students who are from racially and linguistically diverse backgrounds were discussed. Additional data sources included classroom observations and multidisciplinary interviews. The data obtained was utilized to design a framework for oral programs to support culturally and linguistically diverse DHH children and their families.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Cross-Cultural Comparison; Needs Assessment; Education, Special; Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired
Lopez, Marlene J., "Components of an oral program that can be implemented with culturally and linguistically diverse deaf and hard of hearing children and their families" (2006). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 165. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.