Planning Effective Literacy Instruction

Jessica Trussell, Ph.D.
This workshop will focus on literacy instruction from assessment to implementation.
Participants will review how to find the gaps in deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students' reading skills, write measurable goals, implement targeted instruction, and review the effectiveness of their instruction.
Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych
Audience: Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Speech Therapists

Speaker Bio: Jessica W. Trussell is an assistant professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  She has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Georgia, focused on communication sciences and disorders and Ph. D. and Master’s Degree from Georgia State University focused on literacy development for deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) students.  Additionally, she is a certified teacher of the DHH with twelve years of experience teaching DHH students from age four to adulthood.  Her belief that all teachers are literacy teachers is the foundation for her research with the Center for Education Research Partnerships regarding content-area (math, science, or social studies) vocabulary instruction, focused on Latin and Greek roots and affixes, as well as reading comprehension strategies, such as prediction and summary writing.
Jessica Trussell