Capstone/Dissertation Title

The impact of cued speech on reading achievement of deaf and hard of hearing students





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This capstone is an investigation of Cued Speech as an educational option for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) students to use at school and at home. Historically, D/HH students have had a difficult time acquiring proficient reading skills. Many methods have been tried with limited success. This capstone cites research as to what is Cued Speech, how hearing children learn to read, and what the relevance of hearing loss can be to reading achievement. The author includes personal information about her sister who is deaf, and the educational journey she experienced. Action research for this capstone included observations of programs implementing Cued Speech and results of questionnaires completed by both parents and teachers working in such programs. In addition to the results of these questionnaires, the author also describes the limitations of her findings and ideas for further study.

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