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Silvestri, Julia; Wang, Ye – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The purpose of the study was to uncover and describe psycholinguistic and sociocognitive factors facilitating effective reading by signing adults who are profoundly deaf and do not use hearing technology. The sample comprised four groups, each consisting of 15 adults, for a total of 60 participants. The four groups were "deaf…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Adults, Deafness, Reading Instruction
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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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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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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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McAbee, Emilee R.; Drasgow, Erik; Lowrey, K. Alisa – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Six deaf adults defined quality of life (QOL) in personal interviews. Questions were based on an eight-domain QOL framework: physical well-being, emotional well-being, interpersonal relations, social inclusion, personal development, material well-being, self-determination, and rights (Schalock & Alonso, 2002). The interview process had three…
Descriptors: Adults, Deafness, Quality of Life, Definitions
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Chapman, Madeline; Dammeyer, Jesper – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The degree to which individuals with cochlear implants (CIs) experience communication difficulties has implications for social participation and identity development. However, few studies have examined the relationship between cochlear implantation, identity, and social participation. Using data from a Danish national survey of deaf adults, the…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Deafness, National Surveys, Adults
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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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Wang, Qiuying; Andrews, Jean; Liu, Hsiu Tan; Liu, Chun Jung – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Case studies of adult d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing Multilingual Learners (DMLs) are few, especially studies of DMLs who learn more than one sign language and read logographic and alphabetic scripts. To reduce this paucity, two descriptive case studies are presented. Written questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, and self-appraisals of language-use…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Case Studies, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Arndt, Katrina; Parker, Amy – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Findings are presented from a descriptive qualitative study of 10 adults who were deafblind who were interviewed about their social lives. Additional data were collected from a discussion board and e-mails from the study participants. Three findings emerged from the data: (a) Navigating adaptations was a significant part of socialization. (b) Gaps…
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Deaf Blind, Social Networks
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Crowe, Kathryn; McLeod, Sharyanne; McKinnon, David H.; Ching, Teresa – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Children who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) grow up in environments influenced by their parents' attitudes, which may facilitate or impede these children's development and participation (World Health Organization, 2007). The attitudes of 152 Australian parents of DHH children ages 3 years 7 months to 9 years 5 months (M = 6 years 5 months)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Attitude Measures, Adults
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Ferndale, Danielle; Munro, Louise; Watson, Bernadette – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Adopting a social constructionist framework, the authors conducted a synthetic discourse analysis to explore how people living in Australia with deafness construct their experience of deafness. An online forum facilitated access and communication between the lead author and 24 widely dispersed and linguistically diverse forum contributors. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Discourse Analysis
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Hadjikakou, Kika; Nikolaraizi, Magda – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The present study investigated the current functions of Deaf clubs in Cyprus and in Greece. The researchers conducted in-depth semistructured interviews with 24 Cypriot and 22 Greek deaf individuals ages 19-54 years. The researchers found that the Deaf clubs in both countries provide a gathering place for deaf people, organize social and sport…
Descriptors: Role Models, Deafness, Clubs, Foreign Countries
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van Dijk, Rick; Boers, Eveline; Christoffels, Ingrid; Hermans, Daan – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The quality of interpretations produced by sign language interpreters was investigated. Twenty-five experienced interpreters were instructed to interpret narratives from (a) spoken Dutch to Sign Language of the Netherlands (SLN), (b) spoken Dutch to Sign Supported Dutch (SSD), and (c) SLN to spoken Dutch. The quality of the interpreted narratives…
Descriptors: Deaf Interpreting, Sign Language, Deafness, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Elaine G.; Goldsmith, Melissa; Effken, Judith; Button, Kevin; Crago, Michael – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
Deaf adults' access to smoking cessation programs is limited due to cultural, linguistic, and geographic barriers. Web-based stop-smoking interventions have demonstrated cessation rates comparable to other interventions. The Internet is widely used by Deaf adults, but difficulties with online English text remain. We found no published accounts of…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Smoking, Internet, American Sign Language
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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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