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Zatta, Mary; McGinnity, Betsy – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Children who are deafblind are one of the lowest-incidence yet most diverse groups receiving services mandated by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Despite this population's diversity, the development of communication skills is critical for all children who are deafblind, and is the foundation on which good transition…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Transitional Programs, Student Needs, Planning
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Cannon, Joanna E.; Guardino, Caroline; Antia, Shirin D.; Luckner, John L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
The field of education of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students has a paucity of evidence-based practices (EBPs) to guide instruction. The authors discussed how the research methodology of single-case design (SCD) can be used to build EBPs through direct and systematic replication of studies. An overview of SCD research methods is presented,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Case Studies
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Guardino, Caroline; Cannon, Joanna E. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Students who are deaf with a disability or disabilities (DWD) constitute nearly half of the population of K-12 learners who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, there is a dearth of information on theory, research, and practice related to these learners. The authors present an overview of (a) how the field of education of students who are D/deaf…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Disabilities, Comorbidity
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Compton, Mary V.; Appenzeller, Margo; Kemmery, Megan; Gardiner-Walsh, Stephanie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
In a qualitative study conducted in the southern United States, the researchers explored the perceptions of seven itinerant teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing regarding the formation and maintenance of collaborative relationships during consultation services the teachers provide to general educators. The researchers used the…
Descriptors: Itinerant Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Johnson, Harold A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The effective initial preparation and ongoing support of teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing has always been a difficult and controversial task. Changes in student demographic characteristics and educational settings, combined with the rapidly diminishing number and diversity of deaf education teacher preparation (DETP) programs,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Deafness
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Luft, Pamela; Huff, Kelly – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
One result of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and related legislation is that most deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students attend local public schools. Although such placements may provide greater access to general education classrooms and curriculum, DHH students' specialized needs are less likely to be addressed. Using the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Moores, Donald F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
The study of Deaf epistemologies is in a nascent stage relative to, e.g., the study of feminist or African American epistemologies. It has only recently begun attracting the widespread attention it deserves. The present article addresses Deaf epistemologies as they relate to the sometimes conflicting trends in American society and education. In a…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Deafness, Academic Achievement, Disabilities
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Cawthon, Stephanie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Teachers of students with "low-incidence" disabilities, such as students who are deaf or hard of hearing, face unique challenges in putting education policy into practice. The present article presents professional development findings from the Third Annual National Survey of Accommodations and Assessment for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Educational Opportunities, Professional Development
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Wilkens, Christian P.; Hehir, Thomas – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
The authors use elements of social capital theory to explore the rapidly changing landscape of deaf education in America. They suggest that the formation of relationships, and networks of relationships, between deaf students and adults has a value that often goes undetected or underappreciated in deaf education. The authors point out that social…
Descriptors: Deafness, Social Capital, Models, Adults
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Andrews, Jean F.; Covell, John A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2007
The deaf education profession faces a critical juncture. First, the 2006 leadership crisis that swept deaf education's flagship institution--Gallaudet University--will propel professionals to think deeply about promoting diversity, equity, and access in deaf education teacher and leadership preparation programs. Second, personnel shortages require…
Descriptors: Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, Deafness, Doctoral Programs
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Luckner, John L.; Bowen, Sandy – American Annals of the Deaf, 2006
Assessment currently plays a critical role in American schools and society, in tasks ranging from ranking schools' effectiveness, to determining individual placement, to planning instruction. The purpose of the study was to gather data about the formal and informal assessment instruments and processes used by professionals in deaf education.…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Informal Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Moores, Donald F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2005
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is having a major impact on the education of deaf and hard of hearing children, and in many ways has taken on an importance far in excess of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which has been evolving since 1975. Congress has appropriated less money for both laws than their…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Disabilities
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Steffan, Richard C., Jr. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2004
The author outlines the major elements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and describes the law's impact on deaf education. The law's stated purpose is to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind. The specific goal of the law is to ensure that all students are 100% proficient in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Special Education, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Mitchell, Ross E. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2004
Data from the 1999-2000 Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth (GRI Annual Survey; Gallaudet Research Institute, 2000) are systematically compared with those summarized by the U.S. Department of Education (2001, 2002) in the Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Deafness, Special Education, Surveys, Sampling