Where am I?

Paula Gross, M.A.



  • BA Deaf Education, Fontbonne Univeristy
  • MA Special Education, Fontbonne University

Research Area/Scholarly Interest:

  • Literacy for deaf children
  • Children's literature
  • Autism

Professional Organizations:

  • A.G. Bell
  • ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • CEC (Council on Exceptional Children)
  • Pi Lambda Theta
  • Kappa Gamma Pi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • ILA (International Literacy Association


  • MO: Deaf and HEaring Impaired (K-12), Elementary Education (1-6)


  • The Outcomes of a University Program to Support Literacy Skills of Children Using Cochlear Impants and Professional Competencies of Future Speech-Language Pathologists. American Cochlear Implant Alliance Conference, Nashville, TN. Dec 2014.
  • Autism: Finding a Path through the Maze. Missouri Council on Exceptional Children Conference. March 2011, with Dr. Margaret Gray. 

Professional Activities

  • Camp Director (2012-Present) FIRE (Fontbonne Inspires Reading Excitement), a summer literacy camp for children who are deaf.
  • Action Research Project, Dec 2010: Assessing Fluency at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf within the Wilson Curriculum

Courses taught:

  • DEA330 Mid-Level Experience in Deaf Education
  • DEA410 Language in Deaf Education
  • DEA430 Counseling in Deaf Education
  • DEA460 Reading and Writing in Deaf Education
  • DEA470 Clinical Experience 1 in Deaf Education
  • DEA480/481 Culminating Clinical Experience in Deaf Education
  • EDU394/595 Special Education Counseling
  • CDS531 Communication Development for Children who are Deaf of Hard of Hearing

Contact information:

Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Email: pgross@fontbonne.edu
Phone: 314-889-1459
Office: East 205