14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

Revolutionizing Language Instruction in Oral Deaf Education

Patrick Stone

Tucker-Maxon Oral School, Portland, OR, USA

This paper provides an overview of the challenges facing education of deaf children and results obtained thus far in the United States. It then describes Tucker-Maxon Oral School in Portland, Oregon and the introduction of an animated conversational agent, Baldi, into its classrooms and speech lab. The paper outlines ways in which the professional staff has utilized this technology and the reactions of the students to it. The paper concludes with observations about the potential impact on oral education of deaf children.

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Bibliographic reference.  Stone, Patrick (1999): "Revolutionizing language instruction in oral deaf education", In ICPhS-14, 1281-1284.