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Susan Easterbrooks, Ed.D.

Professor    Professor    

Ed. D., University of Georgia, 1983 Center on Literacy and Deafness
M.M.Sc., Emory University, 1974
B.S., University of Connecticut, 1972


Language, literacy and learning in deaf children



Easterbrooks, S., & Beal-Alvarez, J. (in progress, 2012). Literacy acquisition in students who are deaf and hard of hearing. A book in the Oxford University Press Series, Professional Perspectives on Deafness:  Evidence and Applications. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Easterbrooks, S.R., & Estes, E. (2007). Helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children to Use Spoken Language. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.

Easterbrooks, S.R. & Baker, S. (2002). Language instruction of students who are deaf and hard of hearing: Multiple pathways. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.


Easterbrooks, S. (2010). Educational practices and literacy development during the school years. In M. Marschark & P. Spencer (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education, Vol. 2.(pp. 11-126). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Beal-Alvarez, J., Lederberg, A. R., & Easterbrooks, S. R. (2012). Grapheme-phoneme acquisition of deaf preschoolers. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 17(1), 39-60.

Cannon, J., Swozowski, N., Gallagher, P., & Easterbrooks, S. (2012). A program evaluation of an inclusive model for training pre-service general education teachers to work with students with special needs. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals,Spring/Summer 2012.

Easterbrooks, S., & Beal-Alvarez, J. (Spring, 2012). States’ reading outcomes of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, American Annals of the Deaf,

Cannon, J. E., Easterbrooks, S. R., Gagne, P., & Beal-Alvarez, J. (2011). Improving DHH students’ grammar through an individualized software program. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 16(4):437-57.

Thagard, E.K., Hilsmier, A.S., & Easterbrooks, S.R. (2011). Pragmatic language in students who are deaf and hard of hearing: Correlation with success in general education. American Annals of the Deaf, 155(5), 516-34.

Easterbrooks, S., Lederberg, A., & Connor, C. (2010). Contributions of the emergent literacy environment to literacy outcomes in deaf preschool-aged children. American Annals of the Deaf, 155(4), 467-480.

Cannon, J., Easterbrooks, S., & Fredrick, L. (2010). Vocabulary acquisition through books in ASL by student with hearing loss from non-English speaking homes. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 31(2), 98-112.