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Raschelle Neild Theoharis KU SPED alum and Associate Professor at Gallaudet University is a Fulbright Fellow! She is working with Dr. Elizabeth Mathews, at St. Patrick's College in Dublin, on the development of academic curricula and educational materials for new modules on deaf education to be delivered at the undergraduate level and at the postgraduate level to qualified teachers. These modules will be used to create a new specialist stream in sensory disabilities. They will also be used with the first pilot cohort of Deaf student-teachers, expected to commence their studies in 2016. Some possible module titles include: Perspectives on Deafness, Fundamentals of Audiology; Language Acquisition; Cognitive Development and Deafness; Curriculum Planning and Methods of Assessment in D/HH children; Teaching Mathematics to Deaf Children; Teaching English to Deaf Children. Most materials developed will be for classroom instruction. However, at least one module will be prepared for online delivery, and for use as an Open Educational Resource. Second, I am also preparing and delivering a number of short seminars for existing academic staff on Deaf Awareness and working with Deaf students.
Finally, I will present one public seminar hosted by the Deaf Education Centre. This seminar will be open to members of the Deaf Community and parents of deaf children.