Center on Literacy and Deafness at the University of Arizona
The Special Education Research and Development Center on Reading Instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students of the Institute of Education Sciences was awarded to a team of researchers led by Georgia State University.
This project aims to identify child and instructional factors that affect reading growth in this population and to develop individualized interventions specifically designed for deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) struggling readers in grades K-2. The award provided funding to create the National Research and Development Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD), the first of its kind to focus on deaf children.
The University of Arizona is one of four universities that have collaborated in the development of several promising literacy interventions including Vocabulary for Success, Foundations for Literacy, and Fingerspelling Our Way to Reading.
Additional information about CLAD can be found at The Center on Literacy and Deafness website.
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R24C120001. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the U.S. Department of Education.