scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,705
In 1975 the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA was enacted to protect the free appropriate education for children with disabilities in 2004 IDEA was modified to create more clarity and included Title I Part B Sec 612a5 which elaborated on the definition of least restrictive environment LRE in education US Department of Education 2004 IDEA and was modified in 2004 with intentions to improve academic scores and overall educational improvements for students with disabilities While IDEA was established DiFrancesca published a study that proved the average 18-year-old deaf individual had a reading level comparable to that of 8 to 9-year-old hearing child DiFrancesca 1972 In the early 1970s there was a widely accepted teaching approach that was thought to improve reading scores Manually coded English MCE more commonly known as Signed Exact English SEE was a signing system based on spoken American English instead of concepts like ASL SEE was based on literal words used and sounds that words make rather than the true visual concepts each word represents concepts is what ASL is based on Teachers parents administrators and the general public thought teaching Deaf children SEE would be easier for them to become better readers and English users and therefore score higher results Though some educators parents and administration still are clinging to this idea unfortunately the results showed no improvement in test scores Many areas of Deaf education need more research effective ideas and accountability As Simms outlines there are three common characteristics teachers have that negatively impact the Deaf community ultimately creating the achievement gap between Deaf and hearing students Simms Summer 2007 The gap between the Deaf and hearing students is often compared to the achievement gap between students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged SED and non-SED students Both Deaf and SED students have teachers who sometimes unconsciously set low expectations based on their deafness or their socioeconomic status SES Teachers often view a Deaf students inability to hear
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA