Three’s a Crowd…Or is it? Multilingualism in Deaf Children
Continuing Education Units
Course Description: Given that the population of the United States continues to grow in diversity, this is no different within the Deaf community. Historically, the Deaf community has had members that identify as a part of the Deaf and another racial/cultural/linguistic group. Deaf children strive to be “Bi-Bi”: Bilingual-Bicultural in English/ASL in school settings, and that's what the research says is best. However, children who are Deaf and part of another racial/cultural/linguistic group are at a higher risk for language deprivation due to systemic factors.
20 minutes: Framing and Historical Context, Language Deprivation in Deaf Children of Color, Multilingual Environments in School and in the Home
20 minutes: "Keep it Simple: You Take Home 3" -Take (3) Home Messages, a Handout, a Toolkit/Resource to use in therapy/instruction.
20 minutes: Trifecta toolkit overview, common misconceptions, addressing supports, naming resources
Participants will be able to:
State factors leading to language gaps and delays in Deaf children of color
State strategies for diverse family engagement including strategies for monolingual practitioners to families with culturally responsive approaches
State socially and cultural responsive approaches to providing service to Deaf Children of Color including seeking and developing resources
Financial disclosure: Leslie Manjarrez, Fatima Matal Sol, and Brandi Drogorub are receiving royalties for this course.
Nonfinancial disclosure: Leslie Manjarrez is a member of Hands and Voices. Fatima Matal Sol is a member of Hands and Voices. Brandi Drogorub is a member of Hands and Voices.