Cecilia Flood's Dissertation

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Jul 13 14:30:19 UTC 2003

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July 13, 2003

Very interesting project, Stephanie...This is almost like an extension
of Cecilia's work, so I would think you could benefit from traveling to
Albuquerque, to witness the Deaf children using SignWriting first
hand... I hope your new study gets funding...Keep us informed ...

Val ;-)

On Saturday, July 12, 2003, at 02:30 PM, Stephanie Berk wrote:
>  I would like to assess both how well the reading/writing systems are
> learned and how this can positively impact Deaf literacy and education.
> I am planning on emailing Dr. Cecilia Flood, when she gets back, to ask
> if she and her students would be willing to participate in this study.
> I have submitted one grant proposal to a private foundation for this
> potential project, and am planning on also submitting an NRSA
> re-submittal that would be for this project. (The first submittal did
> not get funding.)
>    I think that SignWriting and Deaf literacy are very important in the
> empowering of the Deaf community.  I am hoping to address some of the
> questions that Dan Parvaz raised, as well as others that I have been
> thinking about for the past while.
>        (I am hearing,but I have been signing (ASL) since I was 2 1/2
> years old.)
>    I am open for any suggestions and constructive criticism *smile*.
> Yours,
> Stephanie

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