This year we celebrate 200 years of deaf education in the United States! The 2017 issue of Odyssey takes a look at how deaf and hard of hearing students are achieving success both in the classroom and throughout life. Supporting the whole child, keeping expectations high, and looking not only at test scores and literacy but also at whether children are growing and thriving are all important factors in determining student success. This issue includes 18 articles written by a total of 24 professional and parent authors on such topics as:
early literacy and supporting emerging ASL skills at home and in the classroom
respecting diverse cultures and offering accessibility to families
cochlear implant support for students
Camp Invention ASL, offering inclusion and making learning about science fun
deafblindness from the perspective of a parent
working with deaf and hard of hearing refugees and immigrants
the impact of learning to dance
the importance of family involvement
empowering students through giving them ownership of their learning
personal and parent stories of student success
We invite you to share your own success stories with us on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtags of #ClercCenter and #DeafEd!
This site was supported by federal funding. Publication of this material shall not imply approval or acceptance by the U.S. Department of Education of the findings, conclusions, or recommendations herein. Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis.