The Center for the Study of Communication and Deaf people (CSCD) aims to provide information for professionals in Deaf Education and other deaf-related professions, and families with Deaf children in order to support enhanced opportunities and outcomes for all members in the Deaf community through the following concentrations:
- The role of various language experiences in the cognitive proficiencies of Deaf children,
- Investigating the relationship between American Sign Language and the process of learning to read English,
- How first and second language abilities are related. Specifically, this work is exploring the role of L1 (ASL) in academic success of Deaf children, as well as investigating how first and second languages with different modalities impact one another.
By doing so, the CSCD offers services focusing on projects, workshops, and consultation with local, regional, and national entities whose services include working with Deaf people in different capacities.