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Natalie Delgado

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Natalie Delgado is a Latinx Deaf ASL user, and English and Spanish speaker born to hearing parents from Ecuador. She was identified as hard-of-hearing at five years old, and had communication access growing up with the use of her hearing aids. She attended a private school with no services, and progressively lost more hearing at the ages of 13 and 18. After losing more hearing and becoming deaf at 18, Delgado discovered ASL and eventually the Deaf community. She transferred from her hearing undergraduate college to Gallaudet University to study psychology. Delgado began her graduate career at Columbia University and later transferred to Lamar University, where she received her masters in Deaf Education and where she is currently working on her doctorate. Her research interests include Deaf Latinx, early childhood/early intervention, language acquisition, and social psychology.

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