Honors College Theses
The Importance of Learning Deaf Culture through a Black Deaf Perspective in the Field of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Dr. Janet Bradshaw
As the diversity in the demographics of clinical populations increases in the United States, clinicians must also be accountable for learning the culture of their patients. The Deaf community, specifically individuals who identify with Deaf culture and Black Deaf culture, is a multifaceted, cultural group that has been marginalized within various settings including social, political, and employment settings, including academic and clinical research. This review will examine the historical developments within Deaf History in the United States, the injustices related to Deaf culture, and more specifically Black Deaf culture, and discuss the critical need for Deaf research and tools that clinicians should use when working with Deaf individuals in educational environments and clinical care.
Lee, Lindsay, "The Importance of Learning Deaf Culture through a Black Deaf Perspective in the Field of Communication Sciences and Disorders" (2022). Honors College Theses. 692.