Full course description
Research shows significant barriers in postsecondary settings further marginalize deaf individuals in terms of their own identities and experiences. Whether you are a teacher, a disability student services professional or a VR professional, Deaf Centered Practice is a short course that provides basic knowledge and tools necessary to understand the social implications in privileges, biases and marginalization, when working with deaf individuals and communities in professional settings.
This course will explore what it means to acknowledge and honor deaf people and their identities and experiences when working together, with evidence-based and deaf centered approaches. This course contains three modules:
- Understanding Marginalization
- Deaf Centered Practices.
The first module explores identities and privileges, and how these affect people of marginalized communities. The second module examines intent and impact as well as subconscious biases and microaggression. The third module incorporates and applies information covered in the first two modules to several practices: in therapy, in the classroom, in school, and in VR. All 3 modules will enhance your knowledge in making sure deaf individuals are equally included in group efforts.
You can complete the course all at once or in multiple sittings. The average of completion is about three (3) hours.
After completing the course, participants will have increased knowledge and skills necessary to:
- Describe how an individual’s privileges and biases can contribute to systematic oppression
- Give examples of intersecting oppressions that a deaf person might experience
- Distinguish between intent and impact related to deaf people
- Give examples of how deaf people can be marginalized by service providers
- Give examples of deaf centered language, actions, and behaviors