Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Special Ed. Research Will Tackle Deaf Students' Literacy Skills

By Nirvi Shah from On Special Education

A new round of about $60 million in grants from the National Center for Special Education Research awards researchers working to improve the school experiences of students with autism, ADHD, and who are deaf, among other disabilities.

With a $10 million grant, a new center will be created at Georgia State University to address the literacy skills of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. I only learned since I began writing so much about students with disabilities for Education Week the numbers the new center cited in its grant application: About one in five deaf students graduate high school reading at or below the second grade level; one in three deaf students who graduate have reading skills between the 2nd and 4th grade level.

Read more HERE.
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