Graduate project

A survey of attending behaviors of deaf graduate students to interpreters

All deaf students enrolled at California State University, Northridge are registered in courses along with their hearing peers. Academic support services are provided for these students by Campus Services for the Deaf, a sub-unit of the Center on Deafness. This office provides not only interpreters, notetakers and tutors but has full-time counselors and a director to coordinate other activities for the deaf students on campus. For purposes of this study we will consider the textbook as a fifth support service since it is used by the students and tutors. It is assumed that the students possess 'basic receptive communication skills, i.e., manual alphabet, signs, speechreading. If the services offered are effective, how they are used by the student should be reflected in the success students have in their courses.