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Dr. Joanna Cannon

Associate Professor

Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education

Faculty of Education

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Dr. Joanna E. Cannon is an Associate Professor in the Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education department at the University of British Columbia. She is the co-coordinator of the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing concentration in the Special Education graduate program where she teaches the language, literacy, and curriculum courses. Her areas of research include language and literacy acquisition of students who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). She is interested in determining effective grammar and literacy strategies, along with assessment tools, through intervention and validation research. The link between comprehension of English grammar and vocabulary development to increase language acquisition is the foundation of her research. She is interested in studying literacy strategies, especially for d/Deaf and hard of hearing Multilingual Learners (students from homes where a language other than English and/or American Sign Language is used).

Research Interests

Language and literacy acquisition of students who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH).