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Wang, Ye; Silvestri, Julia A.; Jahromi, Laudan B. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The purpose of the study was to identify factors related to reading comprehension, and to compare similarities and differences in the reading processes of deaf and hearing adults. The sample included four groups, each consisting of 15 adults. The groups were identified as (a) deaf high-achieving readers, (b) deaf low-achieving readers, (c) hearing…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Adults, Reading Comprehension
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Rodríguez-Santos, José Miguel; García-Orza, Javier; Calleja, Marina; Damas, Jesús; Iza, Mauricio – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
It is commonly found that deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students experience delayed mathematical achievement. The present study used two nonsymbolic comparison tasks to explore the basic numerical skills of DHH students. Nine prelocutive DHH students with cochlear implants and nine hearing students, matched on nonverbal IQ, visual short-term…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy
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Nielsen, Diane Corcoran; Luetke, Barbara; McLean, Meigan; Stryker, Deborah – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Research suggests that English-language proficiency is critical if students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) are to read as their hearing peers. One explanation for the traditionally reported reading achievement plateau when students are D/HH is the inability to hear insalient English morphology. Signing Exact English can provide visual…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement
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Bennett, Jessica G.; Gardner, Ralph, III; Rizzi, Gleides Lopes – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Strong correlations exist between signed and/or spoken English and the literacy skills of deaf and hard of hearing students. Assessments that are both valid and reliable are key for researchers and practitioners investigating the signed and/or spoken English skills of signing populations. The authors conducted a literature review to explore which…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Sign Language, Language Skills