Deaf Studies

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This guide presents academic sources available at BU. You may want to begin by finding background information first, such as this ‘Deaf Studies‘ Wikipedia entry, but note when and how to use background material.

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buls journalsAustralian Journal of Early Childhood
Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter
Child Care Health and Development
Child Development
Child Psychiatry and Human Development
Child Study Journal
Children and Schools
Deafness and Education International
Hearing Research
Hearing Review
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Sign Language and Linguistics
Sign Language Studies




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Accountability-Based Reforms : The Impact on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Mugar HV2537 .C39 2011

American Sign Language and Early Literacy : A Model Parent-Child Program

HV2476.4 .S66 2012

EDM: The Educator’s Diagnostic Manual of Disabilities and Disorders

Education Reference LC4019 .P524 2007

Ethical Considerations in Educating Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Mugar HV2430 .E83 2010

Evidence-Based Practice in Educating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Mugar HV2430 .S68 2010

The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL : Its History and Structure

Mugar HV2545 .H53 2011

How Deaf Children Learn : What Parents and Teachers Need to Know

Mugar HV2391 .M257 2012

The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education

Mugar HV2380 .O88 2011 V. 1

Partners in Education : Issues and Trends from the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf

Mugar HV2430 .I574 2010

The People of the Eye : Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry

Mugar HV2530 .L36 2011

The People Who Spell : The Last Students from the Mexican National School for the Deaf

Mugar HV2583 .R36 2011

Social Constructions of Deafness : Examining Deaf Languacultures in Education

Mugar HV2430 .H67 2012

Words Made Flesh : Nineteenth- Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture

Mugar HV2530 .E39 2012

Working Text:  Teaching Deaf and Second-Language Students to be Better Writers

Education HV2469 .E5 L585 2010