The words Extralinguistic Knowledge written over a Graphic of an open book with a dog standing on page that is covered in grass and has a road on it.

Build your extralinguistic knowledge by learning more about Deafhood.

This post provides you with a series of videos from Paddy Ladd, the author of “Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood.”


To build your extralinguistic knowledge about the concept of Deafhood

Time Required for Activity: 5 – 20 minutes


Interpreters will:

  1. Learn about the concept of Deafhood

Deafhood Foundation has a page called “Paddy’s Corner” with the following resources.  Select from the list and build your extralinguistic knowledge.

  • Interview with Paddy Ladd (5 parts)
  • Paddy Ladd Presentation at RIT/NTID (3 parts)
  • Paddy Ladd’s Deafhood Pedagogies
  • BBC “See Hear” on Deafhood and its impact worldwide

Visit Paddy’s Corner.