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Davenport, Carrie A.; Watson, Martreece; Cannon, Joanna E. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
A systematic review explored the evidence base of literacy intervention studies that examined the early years of schooling (preschool through first grade) of participants who were d/Deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh). Specific inclusion criteria were used to select single-case design (SCD) studies published in peer-reviewed journals between 2004 and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education
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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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Bowen, Sandy K. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Today's pluralistic society is characterized by families from many linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including families with infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh). Taking a multicultural perspective, the author examines family-centered early intervention (FCEI) and the transition to school services for children who are…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Deafness, Multilingualism, Cultural Differences
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Wang, Ye; Spychala, Heather; Harris, Regina S.; Oetting, Tara L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The study explored the effects of a phonics-based early intervention package on the early reading skills of three preschool students who were d/Deaf or hard of hearing who differed in regard to degree of hearing loss, use of amplification, and communication mode. The 40-week intervention (50-week in one case) was delivered through individual and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Phonics, Early Intervention, Deafness
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Golos, Debbie B.; Moses, Annie M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
With the increase in research on multiliteracies comes greater interest in exploring multiple pathways of learning for deaf children. Educational media have been increasingly examined as a tool for facilitating the development of deaf children's language and literacy skills. The authors investigated whether preschool deaf children (N = 31)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Preschool Children, Literacy Education, Language Acquisition
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Ingber, Sara; Most, Tova – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
The authors compared the involvement in children's development and education of 38 fathers of preschoolers with hearing loss to the involvement of a matched group of 36 fathers of preschoolers with normal hearing, examining correlations between child, father, and family characteristics. Fathers completed self-reports regarding their parental…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Child Rearing, Preschool Children, Family Characteristics
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Hamilton, Harley – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The author reviews research on working memory and short-term memory abilities of deaf individuals, delineating strengths and weaknesses. Among the areas of weakness that are reviewed are sequential recall, processing speed, attention, and memory load. Areas of strengths include free recall, visuospatial recall, imagery, and dual encoding.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Short Term Memory, Recall (Psychology), Spatial Ability
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Smith, Andrea; Wang, Ye – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
The researchers explored the effectiveness of Visual Phonics as a reading instructional tool when used in conjunction with a modified version of the Fountas and Pinnell Kindergarten Phonics Curriculum (Fountas & Pinnell, 2002) with a preschool student who was deaf. The study participant was a 4-year-old deaf child who had a cochlear implant.…
Descriptors: Phonics, Deafness, Phonological Awareness, Assistive Technology
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Golos, Debbie B. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
Over time children's educational television has successfully modified programming to incorporate research-based strategies to facilitate learning and engagement during viewing. However, research has been limited on whether these same strategies would work with preschool deaf children viewing videos in American Sign Language. In a descriptive…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Deafness, Educational Television, American Sign Language
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Simonsen, Eva; Kristoffersen, Ann-Elise; Hyde, Mervyn B.; Hjulstad, Oddvar – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
The authors describe the use of cochlear implants with deaf children in Norway and examine how this intervention has raised new expectations and some tensions concerning the future of education for deaf students. They report on two studies of communication within school learning environments of young children with implants in Norwegian preschools…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Foreign Countries, Assistive Technology