Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
News and Notables - May 27, 2014
Watch It Now: What the Eyes Reveal About the Brain: Advances in Human Language Acquisition
In a free webcast, Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto from Gallaudet University's Brain and Language Laboratory presented on her breakthrough research related to the visual modality and what happens when, as she says, "the lion's share of knowledge comes from the eyes."
Odyssey 2014 is here!
The 2014 issue of Odyssey, with the theme of "High Expectations for All: Their Importance and Influence," has 20 articles from 34 authors that focus on how schools, professionals, and families are establishing and maintaining high expectations for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Love this Year's Odyssey? Become an Author for the 2015 Issue
Would you like to write an article for next year's Odyssey on the influence, impact, and opportunity of technology? Click here for more information.
Read the Spring 2014 edition of @ClercCenter
Our full-color, 24-page magazine highlights our national mission work and activities at our two demonstration schools. Enjoy!
Coming Soon: Two New On-line Resources
The Clerc Center is developing new on-line resources for professionals and families in the general education setting. Look for them on our website this fall.
A Great Resource for Parents and Families
Collaboration with the American Society for Deaf Children has resulted in the translation of Sign Language Use for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Babies: The Evidence Supports It. Available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, it can be downloaded here.
15 Principles for Reading to Deaf Children Now with English and Spanish Voiceovers and Captions
The 15 Principles for Reading to Deaf Children are online accompanied by voiceovers in both English and Spanish as well as closed captions. These principles are a great starting place for parents and teachers who want to know how to engage young children in book sharing.
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