Who Are We?

The Center for Research and Training (CRT) at The Learning Center for the Deaf actively supports culturally and linguistically accessible education for deaf and hard of hearing students by consulting with schools, districts, and states on effective dual language instructional practices in ASL and English. CRT develops STEM-specific educational resources in ASL, consults on bilingual K-12 instruction, and administers bilingual assessments for students ages 4-18. Our Deaf and ASL-fluent experts provide customized services to schools, programs, districts, and state educational agencies in order to enhance their capacity for rigorous, student-centered instruction and assessment in American Sign Language and written English. We participate in partnerships with researchers and educators to develop and implement research-based tools and strategies to advance bilingual instruction and
assessment.

Our Services

Consultation & Training

CRT Provides provides professional development, support, and on‐site consultation to assist states, schools, programs, teachers, and specialists to effectively implement bilingual academic instruction in ASL and English for deaf and hard of hearing students.

ASL Assessment Instrument

The American Sign Language Assessment Instrument (ASLAI), originated by Robert Hoffmeister, is designed to track the yearly progression of ASL and English print literacy over time for students ages 4-18.

ASL STEM Content Development

The Center for Research and Training has an extensive network of Deaf scientists and heritage ASL users with expertise in ASL STEM content. CRT engages in projects and partnerships to develop high-quality ASL STEM content and support implementation of ASL STEM instruction.

Educational Interpreter
Mentorship & Training

The Center for Research and Training has an extensive network of Deaf scientists and heritage ASL users with expertise in ASL STEM content. CRT engages in projects and partnerships to develop high-quality ASL STEM content and support implementation of ASL STEM instruction.

Contact Us

63 Fountain Street 5th Floor Suite 503 Framingham, MA 01702
508-879-5110
Work Hours: 8am-5pm (Mon-Fri)
crt@tlcdeaf.org

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