College: Education and Allied Health Professions
Program Director: Jenna Voss
The Deaf Education and Early Intervention in Deaf Education master's programs are part of the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education at Fontbonne University. Each year, master's students are required to make a poster or thesis presentation on a topic of their choice. Materials from those presentations are archived here.
Morganne Blechle and Kateri Vaughn
Children today are growing up in a vastly different world than those just 20 years prior. With technology’s deep-seated roots in modern society, young children spend unprecedented portions of their day fiddling with iPhones, tapping at iPads, and staring at computer or TV screens (Singer & Singer, 2012). Indeed, so much of these children’s time is spent with their eyes mindlessly glued to screens that it leaves professionals, parents, and caregivers wondering: is it possible that this screen time could negatively affect a child’s early development?