The Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) is pleased to welcome Dr Connie Mayer and Dr Beverly Trezek for a special twilight event. Connie and Beverly are working with VDEI as part of an online literacy project, which is currently in development and due for completion late in 2016.
The twilight presentation will be held in the VDEI Learning Centre on 12 April 2016. The topic is 'Literacy Achievement of Deaf Learners with Cochlear Implants: A Review of the Literature'.
Connie Mayer and Beverly Trezek are well known to Australian audiences through visits, participation in conferences and through their publications particularly in the area of literacy. Their research has grown in large part from their experience as teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Connie's current research focuses on written language and literacy development in DHH learners, early literacy and early intervention, cochlear implantation, bilingualism, and models of teacher education. Beverly's research interests focus on reading instruction for beginning and struggling readers with a particular emphasis on investigating the role that phonemic awareness and phonics play in the development of literacy skills for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Some further reading is provided below.
We hope you can join us for this once off special event.
For more information on the 'Literacy Achievement of Deaf Learners with Cochlear Implants: A Review of the Literature' twilight and to register visit our registration page.
To see our other 2016 professional learning events, visit our Calendar of Events page.
Mayer, C. (2015). Total communication: Looking back, moving forward. In M. Marschark & P. Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of deaf studies in language: Research, policy, and practice (pp. 31-44). New York: Oxford University Press.
Mayer, C. & Trezek, B. J. (2015). Early literacy development in deaf children. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. J. (2014). Is reading different for deaf individuals? Re-examining the role of phonology. American Annals of the Deaf, 159 (4), 359-371.
Mayer, C., Watson, L., Archbold, S. & Ng, Z. (in press). Reading and writing skills of deaf pupils with cochlear implants. Deafness Education International.
Trezek, B. J. & Mayer, C. (2015). Using an informal reading inventory to differentiate instruction: Case studies of three deaf learners. American Annals of the Deaf, 160 (3), 289-302. doi: 10.153/aad.2015.0025