Resources for the Hispanic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population

The following resource list, developed at the Clerc Center, provides contacts, publishers/distributors, a bibliography, and on-line links to assist with questions concerning Hispanic deaf and hard of hearing persons.  If you know of additional sources not included in this list, please let us know so that we may add them to the document.  

Gallaudet University Resources  

Professor and Department Chair, teaches Multicultural Foundations of Education, as well as courses in research, an on-line course, "Teaching Latino Deaf Students," and the "International Development Practicum."   

Coordinator of Multicultural Student Services, which includes multicultural advising services, translation of materials, and multilingual interpreting services.     

Clearinghouses and other resources  


Spanish/Bilingual Publishers and Distributors NCELA  

Cambridge University Press   

Harris Communications  

LEA Book Distributor (Libros De Espana y America)  

Santillana USA Publishing Company   


Andrew J.F. Ferguson, C., & Roberts, S. (1997). What's up, Billy Jo? Deaf Children and Bilingual Instruction in East-Central Texas. American Annals of the Deaf, 142, 16-25. 

Arnold, B.R. (Ed.). (1987). Disability, rehabilitation, and the Mexican-American. Edinburg, TX: Pan American University. 

Bowen, S. (2000) Hispanic Deaf Students in Rural Education Settings: Complex Issues (Eric Document Reproduction Service No. ED439875). 

Charles, C., Gafni, A., & Whelan, T. (1997). Shared Decision-Making in the Medical Encounter: What Does it Mean? (or It Takes at Least Two to Tango). Social Science and Medicine, 44, 5:681-692. 

Cohen, O., Fischgrund, J., & Redding, R. (1990). Deaf children from ethnic, linguistic and racial minority backgrounds: An overview. American Annals of the Deaf, 135(2), 67-73. 

Delgado, G.L. (2000) How Are We Doing?. In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective. San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press. 

Fletcher-Carter, R. & Paez, D. (1997). Exploring Students' Personal Cultures: A Tool For Use in IEP Development. (Eric Document Reproduction Service No. ED40673). 

Fletcher-Carter, R. & Paez, D. (2000). Exploring Students' Personal Cultures. In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective. San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press. 

Gerner de Garcia, B.A. (2000, Spring). ESL What? For Whom? How? Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 1 (2). 

Gerner de Garcia, B.A. (2000) Meeting the Needs of Hispanic/Latino Deaf Students. In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective. San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press. 

Gerner de Garcia, B.A. (1995) Communication and Language Use in Spanish-Speaking Families with Deaf Children. In C. Lucas (Ed.) Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities, Vol I. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University. 

Gerner de Garcia, B.A. (1995). ESL Applications for Hispanic Deaf Students. Bilingual Research Journal, 19(3&4), pp.453-467. 

Hafer, J.C. & Wilson, R.M. (1996). Come Sign With Us. Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press. 

Hernandez, M. (1999). The role of therapeutic groups in working with Latino deaf adolescents. In I. Leigh (Ed.). Psychotherapy with deaf clients of diverse groups. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. 

Humphries, T., Padden, C., & O'Rourke, T. (1991). Un Curso Basico De Lenguaje American. (A Basic Course in American Sign Language). Silver Spring, MD: T.J. Publishers. 

Kayser, H. (1995). Bilingual Speech-Language, Pathology: An Hispanic Focus. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group, Inc. 

Kluwin, T.K., & Corbett, C.A. (1998). Parent Characteristics and Educational Program Involvement. American Annals of the Deaf 143(5), 425-431. 

Mapp, I., & Hudson, R. (1997). Stress and coping among African American and Hispanic parents of deaf children. American Annals of the Deaf, 142(1), 46-54. 

Page, J.M. (1993). Ethnic Identity in Deaf Hispanics of New Mexico. Sign Language Studies, 80, 185-222. 

Polich, L. (2001) Education of the Deaf in Nicaragua. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 6: 4, 315-325. 

Ramsey, C.L. (2000). On the Border: Cultures, Families, and Schooling in a Transnational Region. In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective. San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press.

Ramsey, C.L. & Noriega, A. (2001). "Niños Milagrizados": Language Attitudes, Deaf Education, and Miracle Cures in Mexico. Sign Language Studies, 1 (3), 254-280. 

Rodriguez, O. & Santiviago, M. (1991). Hispanic deaf adolescents: A multicultural minority. Volta Review, 93(5), 89-97. 

Seligman, M., & Darling R. (1989). Ordinary families, special children: A systems approach to childhood disability. New York: Guilford Press. 

Steinberg, A. (1991). Issues in providing mental health services to hearing-impaired persons. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42(4), 380-389. 

Steinberg, A.G., Davila, J.R., Collazo, J., Loew, R.C., & Fischgrund, J.E. (May 1997). A little sign and a lot of love: Attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs of Hispanic families with deaf children. Qualitative Health Research, 7(2). 

Struxness, K. (2000) School Support Services for Hispanic Deaf Children and Families in Southern California School Settings. In. K.M. Christensen & G.L. Delgado (EDS.) Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective. San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press.

Walker-Vann, C. (Mar 1998). Profiling Hispanic deaf students: A first step toward solving the greater problems. American Annals of the Deaf, 143, 46-54. 

Last revised 2010; links prior to 1990 removed 

Related Links 

Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research; Latino/Hispanic Resources

Clerc Center Products in Other Languages 

Deaf Aztlan

Department of Education

La Federación de Personas Sordas de la Comunidad Valenciana (FESORDCV) 

Lexington School for the Deaf; Hispanic Resource Team 



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