Developing Reading Comprehension for DHH Students with Low English Language Skills

by Kristin Di Perri

This presentation will discuss effective, beginning vocabulary and reading instruction. The instructional design presents concepts first using visually comprehensible activities. Students learn to construct meaning independently during specific reading tasks. This information is essential for students who do not have access to phonetic information in English. RID CEUs.

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Developing Reading Comprehension for DHH Students with Low English Language Skills

Course Curriculum

    1. Reading Comprehension - Module 1 - 14 minutes

    2. Reading Comprehension - Module 2 - 24 minutes

    3. Reading Comprehension - Module 3 - 27 minutes

    4. Reading Comprehension - Module 4 - 28 minutes

    5. Quiz - Developing Reading Comprehension for DHH Students with Low English Language Skills

    6. COURSE EVALUATION - Developing Reading Comprehension for DHH

    7. ASHA Verification Form - Developing Reading Comprehension for DHH

    8. LSLS CEU Letter - Developing Reading Comprehension

    9. More Options for Success

3 Learner Outcomes

  • Describe the process for moving vocabulary items from working memory to permanent storage in Long Term Memory
  • Describe the difference between transliteration and translation and the effects on true reading comprehension
  • Outline the steps for the Daily Reading Comprehension activity. State the benefits and expected outcomes for this student activity

Meet Your Instructor

Kristin DiPerri

Kristin DiPerri, Ed.D. is an independent educational consultant and literacy development specialist for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. She has presented throughout the US and abroad to teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing. For over 37 years she has worked as a classroom teacher, a researcher, an instructor in the Deaf Education program at Boston University and as the English Literacy Coordinator at a residential school for the deaf. She consults with several schools/programs in the US and internationally to implement new literacy programming approaches to meet the diverse literacy needs of DHH students. She is the author of several instructional publications: 5 workbooks for students, the Bedrock Literacy Curriculum and co-author with Todd Czubek, Ph.D. of the Bilingual Grammar Curriculum. She is the owner of Bedrock Literacy & Educational Services.