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This page is dedicated to a collection of both research publication summaries of various topics that impact deaf individuals as well as data on education and employment. NDC recognizes the importance of using research and evidenced-based practices when it comes to minimizing barriers for deaf individuals.

Research Summarized! Key Impact Areas

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes conducted a review of the literature on practices that address root causes of challenges to deaf individuals' postsecondary attainment and identified five key impact areas. Evidence-based summaries of each of the five key impact areas are included in the document.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, New Users, Parents, Students, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 

Root Causes of Gaps in Postsecondary Outcomes of Deaf Individuals

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) conducted a root cause analysis of current data and existing literature to identify four u

 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, Employers, Parents, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 

Deaf People and Educational Attainment in the United States: 2017

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the most current data on educational attainment trends and trajectories for deaf individuals in the United States, serving as a resource for community members, educators, researchers, and policymakers.
 
Topics: Deaf 101, Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, Parents, Students, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 

Deaf People and Employment in the United States: 2016

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the most current data on employment trends and trajectories for deaf individuals in the United States, serving as a resource for community members, advocates, educators, researchers, and policymakers.
 
Topics: Deaf 101, Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, Parents, Students, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 

State Reports: Postsecondary Achievement of Deaf People

Download, read, and share state reports about postsecondary outcomes of deaf individuals in your state.

 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, New Users, Parents, Students, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 

Effects of Parent Expectations and Parent Involvement on Postschool Outcomes for Deaf Individuals

This study assessed whether parent involvement and expectations predicted postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals, through a secondary analysis of data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents
 

Role Models as Facilitators of Social Capital for Deaf Individuals: A Research Synthesis

This study synthesized the literature on role models for deaf individuals and identified key themes across the research literature.
 
Topics: Mental Health & Well-Being, Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents, Teachers
 

Modeling the Role of Autonomy in Achieving Sustainable Employment for Deaf Young Adults

This video is an ASL translation of our research article about the role of autonomy in the transition to employment and how parents can facilitate autonomy development for their deaf children.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents
 

Impact of Extracurricular Involvement on Postsecondary Outcomes for Deaf Youth

This study assessed the influence of extracurricular involvement on postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals through a secondary analysis of data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Administrators, Parents, Students, Teachers
 

Assessing English Literacy as a Predictor of Postschool Outcomes in the Lives of Deaf Individuals

This study assessed the influence of English literacy skills on postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals, through a secondary analysis of data from National Longitudinal Transition Study 2.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Parents, Teachers
 

Communication Technology and Deaf Individuals' Literacy Skills

This study used data from National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 to explore the hypothesis that increased access to English through computer-mediated communication (CMC) can increase direct access to language and literacy for deaf individuals.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Parents, Teachers
 

Self-Advocacy Skills and Transition Planning for Deaf Students

This study reviewed education and disability literature to find that students with disabilities who employ self-advocacy skills achieve greater academic and lifetime outcomes, suggesting that deaf students would benefit from self-advocacy skill development.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents, Teachers
 

Postsecondary Enrollment and Completion for Deaf Students

This research brief provides an overview of current data on postsecondary enrollment and completion for deaf students.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Administrators
 

Importance of Effective Communication Between Deaf and Hearing Individuals

This brief summarizes the research related to effective communication between deaf and hearing individuals.
 
Topics: Deaf 101, Research & Data
Useful For: Employers, Interpreters, New Users, Students
 

Mental Health Care for Deaf Individuals: Needs, Risk Factors, and Access to Treatment

This brief summarizes the research related to mental health care for deaf individuals.
 
Topics: Mental Health & Well-Being, Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Parents, Teachers
 

Deaf Individuals and Access to Mental Health Care for Trauma

Mental health professionals and researchers have worked to address the lack of evidence-based, culturally relevant, and accessible approaches to menta
 
Topics: Mental Health & Well-Being, Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Parents, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 

Attitudes Toward Deaf Individuals

This brief summarizes the research about attitudes toward deaf individuals as critical factors that influence their academic and employment outcomes.
 
Topics: Deaf 101, Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, New Users
 

How Ready Are Postsecondary Institutions for Deaf Students?

This study explored how successful college readiness is dependent on the readiness of both the deaf student and the institution.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals
 

Deaf Culture as an Asset in Preparation for Postsecondary Education and Employment

This brief summarizes the research related to deaf culture as a potential resource to be drawn upon in support of postsecondary education and employment outcomes for deaf individuals.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Parents, Students, Teachers
 

Professional Preparedness and Perspectives on Transition for Deaf Individuals

This study explored professionals' perspectives on what contributes to successful transition for deaf individuals, as well as their perceived professional preparedness to support that transition.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents, Teachers
 

Developing Readiness for Effective Self-Advocacy: Perspectives From Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Who Work With Deaf Individuals in Postsecondary Settings

This study explored how vocational rehabilitation counselors promote the self-advocacy knowledge and skills of their deaf consumers within postsecondary employment and educational contexts.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents, Teachers
 

Including Deaf Students With Co-Occurring Disabilities in the Accommodations Discussion

This study explored how accommodation needs may differ according to deaf individuals' additional disability status, if present, through a secondary analysis of the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
 
Topics: Other Access Topics, Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Parents
 

Comparison of Students' Achievement: Deaf, Learning Disabled, and Deaf With a Learning Disability

This study used data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study to assess differences in academic achievement among deaf students with and without learning disabilities.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Parents, Teachers
 

Serving Deaf Individuals in Rural Communities

Deaf individuals who live in rural areas face a different set of challenges from those living in more populated regions. As a result, deaf individuals who live in rural areas require support and services that address their unique needs. This document briefly summarizes the research surrounding the unique needs/challenges of deaf individuals in rural communities.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, Parents, Teachers
 

Late-Deafened Individuals: Implications for Postsecondary Outcomes

Late-deafened individuals experience a variety of challenges navigating the postsecondary environment due to a variety of internal and external factors. This document summarizes the research related to postsecondary outcomes for late-deafened individuals.
 
Topics: Mental Health & Well-Being, Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, Employers, Parents, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 

Accommodations Use and Quality for Deaf Students

This study describes the results of a large nationwide study of accommodations use by deaf students in secondary and postsecondary settings.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
 

Accommodations Use Patterns in High School and Postsecondary Settings for Deaf Students

This study investigated patterns of educational accommodations use between high school and postsecondary settings by deaf students.
 
Topics: Other Access Topics, Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
 

Diverse Deaf Student Populations and Standardized Assessment Accessibility

This study explores frameworks surrounding assessment policy and practice for deaf and deafdisabled students, current research related to standardized assessment, and potential implications.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Testing
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Teachers
 

Family Context: Understanding the Importance of Siblings

This research brief summarizes how families play an important role in influencing the educational and occupational outcomes of deaf children.
 
Topics: Mental Health & Well-Being, Research & Data
Useful For: Parents
 

The Role of Self-Beliefs in Predicting Postschool Outcomes for Deaf Young Adults

This study explored the role of self-beliefs in predicting postsecondary outcomes for deaf young adults in transition from secondary settings, through a secondary analysis of the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents
 

Social Skills as a Predictor of Postsecondary Outcomes for Deaf Individuals

This study assessed the influence of social skills on postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals through a secondary analysis of data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents, Teachers
 

Communication Technology as a Predictor of Future Attainments for Deaf Young Adults

This study explored how communication technology use may predict postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals through a secondary analysis of data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Parents, Teachers
 

Parents' Perspectives on Transition and Postsecondary Outcomes for Their Deaf Children

This study used data from a national needs assessment survey to explore the role of parental involvement and parental expectations as important factors in successful academic and career outcomes for deaf students.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Parents
 

Effects of Accommodations on Test Scores for Deaf Students

This study reviewed the current literature, focusing on the factors that are important to keep in mind when considering the use of accommodations for assessment for deaf students.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Testing
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Teachers
 

Non-Cognitive Factors That Support Postsecondary Persistence in Deaf Students

Persistence in postsecondary settings refers to the likelihood that a student will remain in school, particularly past the first year of enrollment. Although deaf student enrollment in postsecondary settings has seen a significant increase, students continue to face obstacles to completion of their postsecondary degree goals, with high rates of attrition. Facilitating persistence is thus a critical issue in increasing education and work options for deaf individuals.
 
Topics: Research & Data, Transition
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals
 

Online Learning: Benefits and Barriers

This brief summarizes research related to the benefits and barriers of online learning for deaf students.
 
Topics: Other Access Topics, Research & Data
Useful For: Disability Services Professionals, Teachers
 

The Common Core State Standards: Considerations for Teachers of Deaf Students

The research brief summarizes the research and relevant resources related to the Common Core State Standards for teachers of deaf students.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Teachers
 

Assessing the Quality of Single-Case Design Research With Deaf Individuals

This study used criteria from the What Works Clearinghouse to assess the quality of single-case design studies in research with deaf populations.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
 

2013 Employment Data for Deaf Adults: A Snapshot of General Employment Research

This research brief provides an overview of current employment data for deaf adults.
 
Topics: Research & Data
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, Employers