18th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 3-5, 2019 • Chicago, IL

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3/06/2019  |   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   |  Promoting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students’ Literacy in American Sign Language and English: A Complete Visual Bilingual Approach   |  Heathrow A/B

Promoting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students’ Literacy in American Sign Language and English: A Complete Visual Bilingual Approach

In this workshop, the presenters will discuss research about deaf students’ literacy, personal experiences and research conducted regarding providing deaf and hard-of-hearing students access to academic content in mainstream classrooms, approaches to visually promote both ASL and English literacy with deaf and hard-of-hearing students, educational programs using creative methods, benefits of these methods, and available resources.

  • Understand the basic principles of language development
  • Identify approaches for promoting visual bilingualism
  • List the benefits of bilingualism

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Presenters/Authors

Jennifer Cranston (), 1974, jennifer.cranston@gallaudet.edu;
With two decades of experience working in the field of deaf education, Jennifer holds national interpreter certification from RID at the Advanced level, as well as for K-12 settings. In addition, she earned a level III on Virginia's Quality Assurance Screening for Cued Language Transliterators. She maintains a current Virginia teaching license and possesses endorsements in the areas of Deaf Education PreK-12, ESOL PreK-12, Elementary Education K-6, and American Sign Language (ASL). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education from Flagler College and earned an M.Ed. from George Mason University (GMU) in ESOL Curriculum and Instruction, as it relates to teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the PhD Program for Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University. Jennifer has presented at various professional conferences, including TESOL, FLAVA, PCRID, VRID, and Silent Weekend. In addition, she has presented workshops for The ARC and PWCS.

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Amy Crumrine (), CueSign, Inc National Cued Speech Association, AmyCrumrine72@gmail.com;
Amy Crumrine, a native cuer and President of CueSign, Inc. obtained her B.S. degree in Social Work and M.S. in Deaf Education from Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her M.A. degree in School Counseling from Gallaudet University. Amy is currently an ASL teacher for the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Her passions lie in providing quality education and support to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing youth and their allies. As a deaf cuer, signer, and educator, it has become increasingly clear that deaf children would benefit from the use of both cueing and signing in the school systems and at home. Amy believes that both cued American English and American Sign Language is and should be an option for deaf children nationwide. Amy currently resides in Germantown, Maryland with her husband, Roy and their two teenagers, Rosemary and Paul.

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