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Rufsvold, Ronda; Wang, Ye; Hartman, Maria C.; Arora, Sonia B.; Smolen, Elaine R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The researchers investigated the effects of adult language input on the quantity of language, vocabulary development, and understanding of basic concepts of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children who used listening and spoken language. Using audio recording and Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) software, the study involved 30 preschool DHH…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development
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Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S.; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The Authors examined classifier production during narrative retells by 10 deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 2-4 at a day school for the deaf following a 6-week intervention of repeated viewings of stories in American Sign Language (ASL) paired with scripted teacher mediation. Classifier production, documented through a…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Form Classes (Languages), Pictorial Stimuli, Story Telling
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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
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Krinsky, Suzanne G. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1990
Forty deaf high school students defined words from the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and then ranked missed words in terms of expected difficulty level. After judging the accuracy of the rank-order judgments, it was determined that deaf students were unable to judge their feeling of knowing, but two hearing groups were able. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Deafness, Definitions, Difficulty Level, High Schools
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Forde, James – American Annals of the Deaf, 1977
Both forms of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test were administered to hearing impaired students (to 12 years old) at two schools for the Deaf in Southern Ontario; and a number of strict criteria were then used to select a more restricted standardization group of severe or profoundly deaf students for each of the first seven academic years in the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments