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Strassman, Barbara K.; Marashian, Knar; Memon, Zahra – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
The authors culled evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for effective instruction from practice guides and national studies addressing the development of academic language in English Language Learners (ELLs). Working within the framework of the qualitative similarity hypothesis (Paul, Wang, & Williams, 2013), the authors used the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Discourse, Hearing Impairments, Deafness
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Fink, Bentley; Schoffstall, Sarah; Wendel, Erica – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Social skills are a vehicle by which individuals negotiate important relationships. The present article presents historical data on how social skills in deaf students were conceptualized and studied empirically during the period 1990-2015. Using a structured literature review approach, the researchers coded 266 articles for theoretical frameworks…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Competence, Youth
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Wang, Ye; Hartman, Maria; Aziz, Nurul Akmar Abdul; Arora, Sonia; Shi, Lingyun; Tunison, Ellie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The authors systematically reviewed peer-reviewed studies done with LENA (Language ENvironment Analysis) technology, guided by three research questions: (a) What types of studies have been conducted, and with which populations, since the launch of LENA technology?; (b) What challenges related to use of LENA technology were identified?; and (c)…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Technology Integration, Barriers, Language Acquisition
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Grushkin, Donald A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Signed languages around the world have tended to maintain an "oral," unwritten status. Despite the advantages of possessing a written form of their language, signed language communities typically resist and reject attempts to create such written forms. The present article addresses many of the arguments against written forms of signed…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Written Language, History, Orthographic Symbols
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Runnels, Joel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Often compared to Laurent Clerc, Thomas Gallaudet, and Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Andrew Foster was a deaf African American who founded 32 schools for the deaf in 13 African nations. The 60th anniversary of his arrival in Liberia and Ghana and the 30th anniversary of his tragic death in a Rwanda airplane accident both occur in 2017. Renewed…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Deafness, Special Schools
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Toliver-Smith, Andrea; Gentry, Betholyn – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The authors reviewed the literature regarding linguistic variations seen in American Sign Language. These variations are influenced by region and culture. Features of spoken languages have also influenced sign languages as they intersected, e.g., Black ASL has been influenced by African American English. A literature review was conducted to…
Descriptors: African Americans, Black Dialects, American Sign Language, Language Variation
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Punch, Renée – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
In an integrative review of the literature covering the period 2004-2016, the author presents a current picture of the situation of people who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) relative to employment and careers--particularly the barriers, facilitators, and stress levels experienced by working DHH adults. First, an overview is provided of findings…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Adults, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Bruce, Susan M.; Nelson, Catherine; Perez, Angel; Stutzman, Brent; Barnhill, Brooke A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
In a synthesis of the research, the authors present findings from communication and literacy studies conducted with children and youth with deafblindness, ages 0-22 years, and published in peer-reviewed journals, 1990-2015. Findings are organized within the structure of the four aspects of communication: form, function, content, context. The…
Descriptors: Literacy, Deaf Blind, Synthesis, Educational Research
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Correa-Torres, Silvia M.; Bowen, Sandy K. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Research on deafblindness and families is scant. The few available studies, in combination with research in the areas of visual impairment, hearing impairment, and significant support needs, help paint a picture of the services and other assistance required by families, including siblings of a child with deafblindness. In the present article, the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Family Needs, Literature Reviews, Family Programs
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Johnson, Paige M.; Garberoglio, Carrie Lou; Schoffstall, Sarah J. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
In a variety of contexts, deaf individuals often must navigate multiple societal, psychological, and physical barriers. It is frequently proposed that role models meet an important need for successful navigation in such contexts. The present article, a research synthesis, explores available literature on role models for deaf individuals, drawing…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Deafness, Role Models, Barriers
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Pizzo, Lianna – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
The author examines the theory and research relevant to educating d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners (DMLs). There is minimal research on this population, yet a synthesis of related theory, research, and practice on spoken-language bilinguals can be used to add to the body of knowledge on these learners. Specifically, the author…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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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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Wang, Ye; Williams, Cheri – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
In a qualitative meta-analysis , the researchers systematically reviewed qualitative and quantitative meta-analyses on reading research with PK-12 students published after the 2000 National Reading Panel (NRP) report. Eleven qualitative and 39 quantitative meta-analyses were reviewed examining reading research with typically developing hearing…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Meta Analysis, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Allen, Thomas E.; Letteri, Amy; Choi, Song Hoa; Dang, Daqian – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
A brief review is provided of recent research on the impact of early visual language exposure on a variety of developmental outcomes, including literacy, cognition, and social adjustment. This body of work points to the great importance of giving young deaf children early exposure to a visual language as a critical precursor to the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Longitudinal Studies
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