Several intersections of personal experience and academic expertise have brought guest lecture opportunities. Some of these topics are available to repeat.Continue reading “Guest lectures: deafness themes”
Cochlear Implants vs. Deaf Culture?
Woodcock, Kathryn, 1992. Cochlear Implants vs. Deaf Culture? In Mervin Garretson (Ed.), Viewpoints on Deafness: A Deaf American Monograph. Silver Spring, MD: National Association for the Deaf. pp. 151-155.Continue reading “Cochlear Implants vs. Deaf Culture?”
The Association of Late-Deafened Adults: rationale, highlights, history
Woodcock, K., 1996. The Association of Late-Deafened Adults: rationale, highlights, history. In Deafness: Historical Perspectives, A Deaf American Monograph 46, M.D. Garretson (Ed.) pp. 155-160.Continue reading “The Association of Late-Deafened Adults: rationale, highlights, history”
Health profile of Deaf Canadians: Analysis of the Canada Community Health Survey
Woodcock, K., Pole, J.D, 2007. Health profile of Deaf Canadians: Analysis of the Canada Community Health Survey. Canadian Family Physician 53:2140–2141 e.7.Continue reading “Health profile of Deaf Canadians: Analysis of the Canada Community Health Survey”
Deaf academics across disciplines and generations
Chovaz, C., Snoddon, K., Campbell, L. Leduc, V., Woodcock, K., 2019. Deaf academics across disciplines and generations. 9th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, 11–13 May.
Equitable representation of deaf people in mainstream academia: Why not?
Kathryn Woodcock, Meg J. Rohan, Linda Campbell (2007). Higher Education 53, 359-379.Continue reading “Equitable representation of deaf people in mainstream academia: Why not?”
My external blog safeandsilent includes a number of blog posts related to my experience as a deaf academic, deafness, and use of technology purported to assist, adapt, or help. Be advised that it is not academic writing and uses my “activist voice”.
Woodcock, K., 2002. Remote CART: How I survived my PhD research. J. Court Reporting. May: 70–72.
May be a bit hard to find as this volume is no longer on JCR / NCRA website.
Deafness, research, and me
While there are a number of deafness-related research publications here, I tend to avoid focus on deaf-related research as there are too many annoying misunderstandings about objectivity, as though people with no direct personal experience have a more authoritative understanding of the circumstances of my life and what is useful (or offensive) to me.
This piece was written in 1995-1997, when my daughter was small. “Baby signs” have become more popular with hearing parents with hearing children nowadays and I thought I would post this again. My observation of our experience is that we used her signs until she picked up ours. We did not badger her with repetitive signs in a gestural version of “you can say Ma-ma can’t you?” Instead, we used the advantage of deafness to be attuned to her signs. As you will see, she started producing purposeful gestures before she had control of her hands! Those gestures would quite surely have been extinguished if we did not reward them with a response.Continue reading “Baby signs”