Hadeel M. Alawad

Doctoral Student
Email: halawad@lamar.edu 

Hometown

  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Current Employment

  • Lecturer, Department of Special Education/Deaf Education, King Saud University; Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Education

  • M.A. in Special Education (focus on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education), King Saud University; Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2011
  • B.A. in Special Education, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2002

Research Interests

  • Bilingual-Bicultural Education for Deaf Students
  • Deaf culture and Deaf community
  • Literacy development for Deaf students
  • Developing the Reading's Curriculums for Deaf students

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Alawad, H. & Musyoka, M. (2018). Examining the effectiveness of fingerspelling in improving the vocabulary and literacy skills of deaf students. Creative Education, 9(3), 456-468. doi:10.4236/ce.2018.93032

Recent Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Alawad, H. (2010). Effective implementation strategy (preview- view-review) in improving the skills of reading comprehension literal direct for deaf students, Al-Amal; Western Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia (published master's thesis). King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Sau Arabia.
  • Alawad, H. (2005). Manual: Field training in the specialty of raising deaf and hard of hearing.

Recent Presentations

  • Alawad, H. & Musyoka, M. M. (2017, April). The influence of fingerspelling in the enhancement of the vocabulary and literacy skills of deaf students: A literature review. Poster presentation at the biennial pre-conference at Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Austin, TX.
  • Alawad, H. & Musyoka, M. M. (2017, February). Examining the effectiveness of fingerspelling in improving the vocabulary and literacy skills of deaf students. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators - Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), San Antonio, TX.
  • Alawad, H. (2008). Bilingual–bicultural between reality and expectancy. Stage presentation at the Eighth Symposium of the Arab Union For Bodies Working with the Deaf, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dissertation Focus

  • The influence of fingerspelling strategies on the development of vocabulary and literacy skills for Deaf students.