This project creates a product that teachers can use in the classroom to help introduce a Deaf or Hard of Hearing student to a mainstream class. As I started researching I discovered that there was are no similar products and that many teachers are not aware of deafness and the related issues. In order to create a children's book to help address this gap, I took a class about how to write children's books. For background I researched why Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are mainstreamed, as well as the problems with integrating Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. I then wrote my book. My book still needs to be tested with a real classroom before it can be submitted for publishing. Finally, I have included some additional resources for the teacher to explore.
Department, Program, or Center
Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)
Seleen, Shannon, "Introducing deaf children to the mainstreamed classroom through literature" (2005). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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