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Carol LaSasso, Ph.D.

Professor, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Department, Gallaudet University

B.S. -- University of Colorado, 1965, Elementary Education
M.A. -- University of Denver, 1969, Deaf Education
Ph.D. -- University of Maryland, 1978, Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy

While a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, Dr. LaSasso worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education graduate school at Gallaudet University from 1974 until 1979, at which point she was promoted to Associate Professor. She was promoted again in 1984 to full professor. In 1980, she became the Director of the Satellite Reading Clinic for Deaf Children at Gallaudet University. She held that post until 1990, when she became the Ph.D. project director in the Department of Education at Gallaudet. Carol is currently a Professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Publications:

  1. 1. LaSasso, C. (1994). Reading comprehension of deaf readers: The impact of too few or too many questions. The American Annals of the Deaf., 138 (5), 435-441.
  2. King, C., LaSasso, C. & Short, D. (1994). Digital captioning: Effects of color coding and placement in synchronized text-audio presentations. In H. Maurer (Ed), Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1994. (pp. 329-334). Charlottesville, VA: Assoc for the Advancement of Computing in Educ. Vancouver, June 25-29, 1994.
  3. LaSasso, C. & King, C. (1994). Captioning preferences. NAD Broadcaster, 16 (6), 1, 5.
  4. King, C. & LaSasso, C. (1994). Caption format preferences. NAD Broadcaster, 16 (11), 5-6. King, C. & LaSasso, C. (1993) Television decoder circuitry act of 1990: Will it guarantee better captions for deaf people? (1993) The NAD Broadcaster, 15 (1), p. 1, 6.
  5. LaSasso, C. (1993) Grouping plan spawns doubts about Masem. The Alexandria Port Gazette Packet, 119(48), 29.
  6. LaSasso, C. (1993) Minority achievement: We just don't get it. The Alexandria Port Gazette Packet, 120 (33), 17.
  7. LaSasso, C. (1992). Speaking of learning disabilities, whatever happened to Erin? Perspectives in Education and
    Deafness,11(2),2-6
  8. LaSasso, C. & King, C. (1992). The television decoder circuitry act of 1990: Will it REALLY benefit deaf people? Newsounds, 17(10), 6.
  9. King, C. & LaSasso, C. (1992). Research project to determine preferences of deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers about current and future captioning. SHHH Journal, 13(5), 14-16.
  10. LaSasso, C. (1990). Developing the Ability of Hearing Impaired Students to comprehend and generate question forms. American Annals of the Deaf, 135 (5), 409-411.
  11. LaSasso, C. (1989). Reading achievement of hearing impaired readers in the United States. In F. Loncke and M. Terryn (Eds.), Sociopedagogy of the Deaf, Acco Leuven, Amsterdam.
  12. LaSasso, C. (1988). Visual matching test-taking strategies used by readers in the United States. Proceedings of the IX World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, Palermo, 1983.
  13. Savvides, G. & LaSasso, C. (1988). Visual matching: A strategy employed by deaf readers in Greece and Cyprus when dealing with a reading comprehension task. Hope (Greek newspaper), November 25, p. 13-14.
  14. LaSasso, C. (1988). The effectiveness of hearing impaired teachers' judgment of text difficulty for prelingually, profoundly deaf students. American Annals of the Deaf, 132 (5), 399-402.
  15. LaSasso, C. (1987). Response to review of Reading and Deafness. American Annals of the Deaf, 132, (6).
  16. LaSasso, C. (1987). What parents need to know about reading levels of hearing impaired students. American Annals of the Deaf, 132(3), 218-220.
  17. LaSasso, C. (1987). Survey of instructional procedures used to teach reading to hearing impaired students in the United States. Volta Review, 89(2), 85-98.
  18. LaSasso, C. (1987). Survey of instructional procedures used to teach reading to hearing impaired students in the United States. Volta Review, 89(2), 85-98.
  19. LaSasso, C. & Davey, B. (1987). The relationship between lexical knowledge and reading comprehension for prelingually, profoundly hearing impaired students, The Volta Review, 89(4), 211-220.
  20. LaSasso, C. (1986). A comparison of test-taking strategies of comparably-aged hearing and hearing impaired readers with comparable reading levels. The Volta Review, 88(4), 231-241.
  21. LaSasso, C. (1995). Using alternative reading strategies. In Ola M. Brown (ed.), Tips at your Fingertips: Teaching Strategies for Adult Literacy Tutors. International Reading Association: Newark, Delaware.
  22. LaSasso, C., Achtzehn, J. (1996). Leadership personnel needs in education of deaf and hard-of-hearing children: results of two national surveys. American Annals of the Deaf, 141(4), 299-302.
  23. LaSasso, C. (1996). Foniks for deff tshildrun? Perspectives in Education and Deafness, 14, 6-9.
  24. LaSasso, C., Metzger, M. (1996). Parents as partners for preparing deaf children for BiBi programs. Proceedings from the 1997 CAID Convention.
  25. LaSasso, C., Mobley, R. (1997). National survey of reading instruction for deaf and hard of hearing students in the U.S. Volta Review), 99(1), 31-60.
  26. LaSasso, C., Metzger, M. (1997). Parents as partners for preparing deaf children for BiBi programs. Proceedings of the CEASD-CAID Conference. Rochester, NY
  27. LaSasso, C. (1997). Test-taking skills of deaf students: A missing component of the curriculum. In J. Egelston-Dodd (ed.) Monograph of Collected Program Papers from 23rd Annaul Conference of the Association of College Educators of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, Santa Fe, NM
  28. LaSasso, C., Mobley, R. (1997). Results of a national reading survey of schools serving deaf and hard-of-hearing children. In J. Egelston-Dodd (ed.) Monograph of Collected Program Papers from 23rd Annaul Conference of the Association of College Educators of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, Santa Fe, NM.
  29. LaSasso, C., Metzger, M. (1997). Parents as partners for preparing deaf students for BiBi programs. In J. Egelston-Dodd (Ed.) Monograph of Collected Program Papers from 23rd Annual Conference of the Association of College Educators of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, Santa Fe, NM
  30. LaSasso, C. (1997). Research synthesis report on reading comprehension of deaf students. The American Institutes for Research and the U.S. Department of Special Education Programs.
  31. LaSasso, C. & Melanie, M. (1998). An alternate route to bilingualism: The home language as L1 and Cued Speech for conveying traditionally spoken languages. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 3 (4), 264-289.
  32. LaSasso,C., Mayer, T., Peynircioglu, Z., Marschark, M., Epstein,K. (1998). Implications of processes used by deaf and hearing ASL signers and hearing no- signers for working memory and reading. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Convention, Boston, February.
  33. LaSasso, C., Metzger, M. (1998). An alternate route to bilingualism: The home language as L1 and Cued Speech for conveying traditionally spoken languages. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 3(4), 264-289.
  34. LaSasso, C. (1999). Test-taking abilities: A missing component of the curriculum for deaf students. American Annals of the Deaf, 144, 35-43.
  35. LaSasso, C. (2000). Critical issues in literacy and deaf education. Proceedings from the 1998 (Action Communication Formation Pour la Surdite (ACFOS) International Conference.
  36. LaSasso, C. (2000) A comparison of the Signing of English versus the cueing of English for deaf students. Proceedings of the XXVII International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  37. LaSasso, C. & Metzger, M. (2000). Bridges to print language literacy for deaf students: The conversational form of the language as L1 and Cued Speech for conveying that language. Proceedings of the XXVII International Congress on Education of the Deaf.
  38. LaSasso, C. (2000). Results of a national survey of bilingual-bicultural programs in the U.S.: Implications for research. Proceedings of the XXVII International Congress on Education of the Deaf.
  39. LaSasso, C. (2003). National survey of BiBi programs in the U.S. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, (8) 1, 79-91.
  40. LaSasso C.J., Crain K., Leybaert J. (2003). Rhyme generation in deaf students: The effect of exposure to cued speech. In: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 8(3), 250-270.
  41. Koo, D., Crain, K., LaSasso, C. and Eden G.F. (2008) Phonological Awareness and Short Term Memory in Hearing and Deaf Individuals of Different Communication Backgrounds. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1145:83-99.
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