Pamela Luft

Pamela Luft is a professor emerita at Kent State University and Past President of the Council on Education of the Deaf, a consortium of eight organizations dedicated to quality education for all deaf and hard of hearing students. This led to two video webcasts with a team of 5 CED officers during Summer 2020, national and statewide letters to professionals regarding current significant shortages in teachers of DHH students during her tenure as President, and an upcoming article being published in the American Annals of the Deaf. She received her M.Ed. in Deaf Education from McDaniel College, and an M.S. in Technology for Persons with Disabilities from the Johns Hopkins University. Her Ph.D. is from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Special Education with a focus in transition-to-adulthood. She worked in public, special day, and residential schools as a teacher, behavior specialist, career coordinator, and program administrator before getting her doctorate.


Promoting Independent Literacy for ASL Readers With Disabilities
Pamela Luft. © 2023. 51 pages.
This chapter presents instructional strategies designed to cognitively engage and empower DHH students with disabilities who use American Sign Language. These strategies build on...
Using Self-Directed IEPs to Develop Self-Determination Skills for DHH Students With Disabilities
Pamela Luft, Matt Reynolds. © 2023. 41 pages.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students typically have fewer opportunities to acquire self-determination skills. Yet these skills are critical to successfully achieving desired...
Using Comprehensive Observational Data to Improve Reading Instruction: Case Studies of DHH Student Readers
Pamela Luft. © 2023. 44 pages.
Reading assessment of deaf and hard-of-hearing students is difficult in that many typical curriculum-based and standardized assessments presume spoken English fluency. This...
Optimizing Transition Outcomes for DHH Students: A Case Study Analysis
Pamela Luft, Matt Reynolds. © 2023. 62 pages.
Transition planning for many students with disabilities is not achieving the desired outcomes, nor is it meeting national mandates. Yet, the purpose of all educational...
Wholistic Planning and Literacy Assessment for Bi/Multilingual and Bi/Multicultural DHH Students: Authentic and Individualized Strategies
Pamela Luft. © 2022. 36 pages.
This chapter presents Hornberger's *continua of biliteracy as a comprehensive and wholistic examination of diverse deaf and hard-of-hearing students' multilingual and...