Scholarly References and Acknowledgements

Below are citations and links to scholarly references and acknowledgements supporting the concepts and ideas of The Radical Middle DHH. The most recent acknowledgements can be found at the bottom of the page.

Easterbrooks, S. (2014). Keynote speaker. Literacy development in DHH children from the Radical Middle. 1st International Conference on Teaching Deaf Learners (ICTDL), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Easterbrooks, S., & Maiorana-Basas, M. (2015). Literacy and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: Research to Practice. In Educating Deaf Learners Creating a Global Evidence Base (1st ed., p. 688). New York: Oxford University Press.


Buy the book HERE!




Guardino, C., & Cannon, J.E., (Eds.). (2016). Deafness and Diversity: Reflections and Directions. [Special Issue]. American Annals of the Deaf, 161(1), 104-112.


22nd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED 2015) Socratic Discussion Sessions.


Maiorana-Basas, M. (2016, November).  Finding the middle: A move towards unity and partnership in deaf education. Keynote presentation at the Achieving a Shared Vision: Success for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Conference, Flint, MI. (Link to presentation, HERE)


Maiorana-Basas, M. (2017, January). We are in this together: Building bridges within and beyond the D/deaf community. Flagler College Community Lecture Series, Saint Augustine, FL.

Community Lecture Series Press Release, Saint Augustine Record (link to press release, HERE)

Community Lecture Series Full Presentation (captioned and interpreted in ASL)


Maiorana-Basas, M., Beal-Alvarez, Guardino, C., J., Rivera, C.,  Trussell, J., Voss, J. (2017). Finding the Middle: A Radical Perspective on Research and Practice. Presentation and Panel: Association of College Educators- Deaf/ Hard of Hearing National Conference (ACE-DHH), San Antonio, TX


Kennedy, S. (Spring 2017). The Radical Middle: Starting a Movement. Hands and Voices Communicator 20(3).


Gardener-Walsh, S. & Lenihan, S. (2017). Communication Options. In S. Lenihan (ED.), Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. (ebook) Logan, Utah:  National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management.


View the ebook, HERE.



Maiorana-Basas, M. (2017). A Journey to the Middle: Going Beyond Modality and Embracing Partnership Across Philosophy. Presentation: Florida Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference (FEDHH), Daytona, FL.


Cannon, J. C. , Maiorana-Basas, M., Guardino, C.,  Beal, J., Voss, J. and Ballard, M. (2018). The Radical Middle: Collaborative research that reaches all students. Presentation: Association of College Educators- Deaf/Hard of Hearing National Conference (ACE-DHH), Tucson, AZ


Maiorana-Basas, M. (2018). A shift to the middle: Redefining the community of practice for deaf educators. Odyssey 19, 4-9.  READ IT HERE


Maiorana-Basas, M. (2018). A”radical” trend for change in deaf education: The art of being an expert. Presentation: Best Practices in Mainstreaming Conference, Rochester, NY.


Maiorana-Basas, M. (2018). Building professional partnerships in deaf education: Finding the middle. Presentation: Florida CEC conference, Ponte Vedra, FL.


Maiorana-Basas, M. (2018). “Radically” reshaping professional practice in deaf education. Keynote presentation and full day Professional Development Seminar, APSEA Annual Inservice, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Maiorana-Basas, M (2018). Collaboration should never feel “radical”: A New approach for moving forward in deaf education. Keynote presentation: Florida Educators for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference, Daytona, FL.