Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Speech Pathology and Audiology (to 2016)

First Advisor

Kerry Hegele

Second Advisor

Tanya Timmerman


The purpose of this thesis is to find out what mainstream schools have to offer for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children’s education. This thesis includes a survey given to a few school districts in Michigan as well as literature review. To take this survey, participants must be qualified staff members who work in a school with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. The survey was sent out via email to school principals in the district, to be distributed to qualified staff. Once the staff members agreed to the study, they were given access to a twelve-question anonymous survey regarding their school’s resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. The results from the survey and the literary review show that there are certain tools and technology in place to help assist students in their education. However, there are some inconsistencies with the set-up of resources available to children. This survey allows for light to be shed on the topic and to help bring up possible additions to education, so these students can be supported in their lives.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access