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The Center on Literacy and Deafness is a multi-university Center funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences. The UA research team includes Shirin D. Antia, M. Christina Rivera, Jennifer Catalano, and Janna Dunagan. Their collaborations work toward the identification of instructional variables that influence Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) children's learning of literacy and language. In order to develop promising and effective interventions, the University of Arizona team has established language intervention strategies designed to enhance DHH children's learning of vocabulary and English syntax. More on this project can be found on the CLAD site.