Excerpt from Phys Org: (click for entire article)
Researchers at Georgia State University's College of Education have been awarded a significant $10 million grant to create the first national research center aimed at dramatically improving reading for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).
The competitive grant from the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, will have a major impact on curriculum development for and assessment of deaf children, funding a team of researchers whose work will ultimately lead to a better understanding of the way DHH students learn, and the creation of intervention models that can be replicated in schools nationwide.
"Georgia State University's researchers are uniquely qualified to lead this kind of important national endeavor," said Provost Risa Palm. "The grant will support research that will be of immense importance to large numbers of children. Further, it represents another milestone in the trajectory of GSU as a national leader in special education research."