Service-learning models have long since provided students the opportunities to connect with the community they will serve upon graduation. Valley-ICAN (Independent, Confident, Activities, Network) was developed to supplement a capstone practicum requirement for an undergraduate rehabilitation program with a concentration in services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and to help reinforce the curriculum, by connecting the students to the deaf community and the service providers. This article describes the program and its benefits to the students and the community.
Hansmann, S., Saladin, S. P., & Quintero, S. (2019). Development of Social Learning Program for Students in Undergraduate Deaf Rehabilitation Program. JADARA, 44(3). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol44/iss3/4