Jennifer Beal-Alvarez

Email: jbeal1@student.gsu.edu
Advisor: Dr. Susan Easterbrooks

 

 

 

Education:
Valdosta State University: BA, Special Education; MA, Deaf Education; Ed.S, Special Education

Research Interests:
Emergent literacy skills in deaf/hard-of-hearing students; adult renderings of storybooks in American Sign Language and signed English; classifier development in American Sign Language

Publications:
Beal-Alvarez, J., DeFazio, C., & Jolivette, K. (submitted). Self-monitoring and self-graphing as a secondary-tier PBIS strategy to manage student behaviors.

Cannon, J. E., Easterbrooks, S. R., Gagne, P., & Beal-Alvarez, J. (in press). Effectiveness of a software program in improving the morphosyntax of students who are deaf/hard of hearing. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Easterbrooks, S. R., & Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (in preparation). Oxford University Press.

Lederberg, A. R., & Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (in press). Expressing meaning: From communicative intent to building vocabulary. In P. E. Spencer & M. Marschark (Eds.), Oxford handbook of deaf studies, language, and education, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Presentations:
Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (2010, July; 2010, April; 2009, April). American Sign Language. Presentation at Georgia State University, Linguistics Course, Atlanta, GA.

Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (2010, January; 2009, August). A Research Project. Presentation in Senior Research class at South Cobb County High School, Austell, GA.

Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (2009, November), Building Foundations for Literacy in Young DHH Children Using Print and Visual Phonics. Presentation at PhD Student Symposium, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (2010, March). Visualizing and Verbalizing. Presentation at Georgia State University, Deafness and Literacy course, Atlanta, GA.

Beal-Alvarez, J. S., & Lederberg, A. R. (2010, July). Building foundations for literacy during preschool: Acquisition of alphabetic knowledge and phonemic awareness using print and Visual Phonics. Presentation at the meeting of the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (2010, October). How can deaf preschoolers access phonics? Presentation at the meeting of the Georgia Association on Young Children, Duluth, GA.

Easterbrooks, S. R., Bergeron, J. P., & Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (February, 2010). Reading right out of the starting gate. Presentation at the meeting of the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference, Lexington, KY.

Green, K., & Beal-Alvarez, J. S. (2010, November). Beliefs, practices, and skills of pre-service early childhood educators about inclusion of students with disabilities. Presentation at the meeting of the Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children, St. Louis, MO.

Lederberg, A.R., Beal-Alvarez, J. S., Miller, C., Bergeron, J. P., Easterbrooks, S. R., & Connor, C.M. (2010, May). Teaching of deaf prekindergarteners alphabetic knowledge, phonological awareness, and emergent literacy skills. Presentation at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Miller, E. M., Beal-Alvarez, J. S., & Cannon, J. (2009, March). Foundations for Learning Emergent Literacy Curriculum. Presentation at the meeting of the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference, New Orleans, LA.