||School of Human Services and Sciences
||Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences
There is a persistent gap between Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D?HH) college
students and their typically developing peers in terms of academic success.
Educators in post-secondary education who work to engage D/HH students with
curriculum can offer insight into the trends for post-secondary success. This study
will distribute a survey to undergraduate professors at Gallaudet University in order
to ascertain the types of learning opportunities used in the classroom, the students’
success with these learning opportunities, the students’ independent use of literacy
skills, and the frequency of tutoring referrals. Descriptive analysis will be used to
showcase student success with learning opportunities and literacy skills and
thematic analysis will be used to analyze the professors’ responses to open-ended
questions about prerequisite skills for college and successful course completion.
Information from this survey will be used to develop a curriculum-based tutoring
program for D/HH college students.