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Does anyone know of any other grad programs that have a positive outlook on ASL (aka not the medical perspective) other than Gallaudet? 
Also, would any of you who know anything about Gallaudet or got accepted this round mind sharing? I'm really hoping to be accepted for Fall of 2017!

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 Unfortunately, I am not aware of any programs that are as positive about ASL as Gallaudet. I'm not even sure if there is one! Their website has a lot of great information though. They have a list and description of all the classes that are required. I applied because of my love for Aural (Re)hab, and my dedication to the preservation of ASL and Deaf culture. (Minor side rant: I hate how all of our programs teach "cultural sensitivity" but completely disregard and disrespect Deaf culture. It's bizarre and frustrating.) Their program is in the SLCC building and it is the most beautiful speech clinic I've seen at a institution. The facilities have the newest technology and everyone I met when I visited was amazingly kind. I can't say enough good things. I may be biased, but this is the best program out there for people wanting to work with the d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing populations. 

I was accepted into the program for this fall as well. I have my GPA and MAT scores listed below. I didn't disclose my GRE scores to Gallaudet because my MAT  score was far higher and they accepted it. Gallaudet doesn't have a limit to how long your personal statement can be. Mine was around 6 pages. This was a huge plus for me because I didn't feel like I could express myself nearly as well in 500 words or two pages. I also really liked that they didn't use CSDCAS, their online application was simple to use and I never had an issue with them losing apart of my application. If you have any other questions just let me know! Best of luck!!!

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Cal State Fresno is another very pro-ASL program.

Nazareth has a DHH track that is officially modality neutral (they offer classes in Cued Speech, for example) but that works closely with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT and NTID is pro-ASL.

I want to say that San Diego State has an ASL emphasis as well but I'm not 100% sure so you'd have to check on that.

The programs that have an auditory-verbal emphasis to their dhh track include Vanderbilt, Akron, Utah State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UT-Dallas, Fontbonne, South Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Arkansas Medical Sciences, and Illinois State. San Jose State has a grant-funded program that is currently in its last year and may or may not be renewed. The director of the program told me SJSU will continue to work with the local oral school for placing externs there but the scholarship support may not continue.

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I thought I was the only one who noticed that.

4 hours ago, s4mm1 said:

 I hate how all of our programs teach "cultural sensitivity" but completely disregard and disrespect Deaf culture. It's bizarre and frustrating.

 

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7 hours ago, eggfish said:

I thought I was the only one who noticed that.

 

You are not. It's the one thing I highly dislike about this field. It's really embarrassing.

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13 hours ago, s4mm1 said:

 Unfortunately, I am not aware of any programs that are as positive about ASL as Gallaudet. I'm not even sure if there is one! Their website has a lot of great information though. They have a list and description of all the classes that are required. I applied because of my love for Aural (Re)hab, and my dedication to the preservation of ASL and Deaf culture. (Minor side rant: I hate how all of our programs teach "cultural sensitivity" but completely disregard and disrespect Deaf culture. It's bizarre and frustrating.) Their program is in the SLCC building and it is the most beautiful speech clinic I've seen at a institution. The facilities have the newest technology and everyone I met when I visited was amazingly kind. I can't say enough good things. I may be biased, but this is the best program out there for people wanting to work with the d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing populations. 

I was accepted into the program for this fall as well. I have my GPA and MAT scores listed below. I didn't disclose my GRE scores to Gallaudet because my MAT  score was far higher and they accepted it. Gallaudet doesn't have a limit to how long your personal statement can be. Mine was around 6 pages. This was a huge plus for me because I didn't feel like I could express myself nearly as well in 500 words or two pages. I also really liked that they didn't use CSDCAS, their online application was simple to use and I never had an issue with them losing apart of my application. If you have any other questions just let me know! Best of luck!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!  Yes I kind of figured that's how it was but I wanted to make sure I was not missing a school out of ignorance. Yes, haha not exactly the ideal field of study to get into to be a proponent of the Deaf community, however I do believe there is a fine line you can stand on to be an advocate for both! I definitely feel that same disconnect when hearing some of my speech path professors make some off handed remark about the Deaf community and then enter Deaf Studies and finally feel like I'm around people who understand my perspective.  
I'm so happy for you though! You are going to do amazing there with all of that passion.  One of my close friends will be attending the Audiology program next year and she is absolutely ecstatic as well!
Good to know about the personal statement!  Did many of the graduate programs you applied to accept your MAT score? This is the first time I'm hearing of this test. 
Also do you know the tuition? And are you planning on living in the dorms or in an apartment? I think the dorms sound great as far as integrating yourself, however I have a beloved cat haha

Thanks so much I really appreciate it!  Hopefully I'll be making a trip to visit the clinic next fall!
 

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10 hours ago, Crimson Wife said:

Cal State Fresno is another very pro-ASL program.

Nazareth has a DHH track that is officially modality neutral (they offer classes in Cued Speech, for example) but that works closely with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT and NTID is pro-ASL.

I want to say that San Diego State has an ASL emphasis as well but I'm not 100% sure so you'd have to check on that.

The programs that have an auditory-verbal emphasis to their dhh track include Vanderbilt, Akron, Utah State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UT-Dallas, Fontbonne, South Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Arkansas Medical Sciences, and Illinois State. San Jose State has a grant-funded program that is currently in its last year and may or may not be renewed. The director of the program told me SJSU will continue to work with the local oral school for placing externs there but the scholarship support may not continue.

Thank you this is a big help! I've gone through San Diego's State website, and I did get that feeling but it's hard to be sure from only looking at their website.  I think I may email and try to get a little more information.  
Will definitely be looking more into the other two for sure.  I am very interested in aural-rehabilitation, and would probably be my next pick after trying to find somewhere ASL-friendly, however I'm going to shoot for the others first!
Thanks again!

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3 hours ago, HopesandDreams said:

Did many of the graduate programs you applied to accept your MAT score? This is the first time I'm hearing of this test.

The MAT is the Millers Analogies Test. It's $100 and takes an hour. You answer 120 questions which are in the form of analogies, ex. A is to B as C is to D. Gallaudet was the only school I applied to that accepted the MAT. Other schools do as well, South Carolina State, Valdosta, and a few more. The MAT is a far more accurate measure of graduate school success, faster, and cheaper than the GRE. 

3 hours ago, HopesandDreams said:

Also do you know the tuition? And are you planning on living in the dorms or in an apartment? 

Gallaudet is private so it's the same price for everyone. Tuition alone is almost $16k but with added fees I'll be paying around 18k with the fees minus room and board. I refuse to live in a dorm again, I'll lose my mind if I don't have my own bathroom or a kitchen to use. My parents actually live outside of DC so I am playing with the idea if moving back home and commuting.   

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