International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education

Determining Language and Inclusion for Deaf-Plus Children

Author Biography

Steven James Singer

Steve Singer is a Deaf-Plus Assistant Professor of Deaf Education and Deaf Studies at The
College of New Jersey. His scholarship foci are: Deaf identity, social justice, disability identity,
and life writing. His pedagogy prioritizes students-as-researchers and social interactionism.

Julianna Kamenakis

Julianna Kamenakis is a teacher candidate in the M.Ed. Deaf Education and Biology program
at The College of New Jersey. She volunteers for a Postsecondary Education Program (PSE) for
students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and is an ASL course conversation
leader. After graduation, she intends to work as a high school biology teacher of the Deaf.

Allison Shapiro

Allison Shapiro is a teacher candidate in the M.Ed. Deaf Education and Psychology program at
The College of New Jersey. She volunteers for a Postsecondary Education Program (PSE) for
students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and works as an ASL course
conversation leader. Post graduation, she plans to work as an elementary school teacher of the
Deaf and later pursue a Special Education degree.

Kimberly Cacciato

Kimberly Cacciato is a Hard-of Hearing teacher candidate in the M.Ed. Deaf Education and
Mathematics program at The College of New Jersey. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in
Educational Policy Change to further research in the field of Deaf/Hard of Hearing education and
advocacy.