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Elaine Gale

Assistant Professor of Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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Professional and Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder: Initiation, Joint Attention, and Language in Mother-Child Interaction with Toddlers who are Deaf
  • MA Smith College: Theory of Mind and Language
  • BS Kent State University: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education



In addition to coordinating the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Training Program, Professor Gale taught/teaches the following courses:

  • SPED 720: American Sign Language I
  • SPED 721: American Sign Language II
  • SPED 730: Education of Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • SPED 731: Reading and Writing Development for Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Methods 1
  • SPED 733: Math and Across-the-Curriculum Adaptations for Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Methods 2
  • SPED 737: Student Teaching/Supervised Practicum Deaf and Hard of Hearing



Educational Technology:

  • Vodcasting Sign Language – Create and watch vodcasts (a video form of podcast) to learn sign language.
  • Visual cyber mentor project - Designed to provide students learning sign language opportunities to practice their receptive and expressive signing skills by interacting with fluent signers via VideoPhone throughout their course.

Recommended Practices in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education:

  • Recommended Practices Study: Project designed to investigate veteran teachers’ use of recommended practices (Independent Reading and Problem Solving) in deaf and hard of hearing education.
  • Recommended Practice Slideshows - Created recommended practice Powerpoint slideshows (Independent Reading and Writing as a Reading Instruction Tool) available for use in deaf and hard of hearing teacher preparation programs via

Cognitive and Language Development:

  • Joint attention, deception and theory of mind.
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