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Bruce, Susan M.; Borders, Christy – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Findings are presented from communication intervention research in three areas related to deafness with disability (DWD): D/deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) with (a) intellectual disability, (b) autism spectrum disorders, (c) deafblindness. Early identification, prevalence, theoretical perspectives, and evidence-based practices are discussed.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Hearing Impairments, Intellectual Disability
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Wang, Ye; Andrews, Jean – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
In this, the first article in the "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue on English reading development for individuals who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing, the coeditors aim to promote interdisciplinary dialogue among researchers regarding literacy research with d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) students by setting the tone for an…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Qualitative Research, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Storbeck, Claudine; Calvert-Evers, Jennifer – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
It is well documented that undetected hearing loss can have a profound effect on a child's holistic development, including communicative, language and cognitive development. It is crucial therefore that deaf and hard of hearing infants are detected as early as possible so that appropriate intervention services and support can be initiated. To…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Infants, Identification
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White, Alfred H. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2007
The article reports the development of the Structural Analysis of Written Language (SAWL), an instrument designed for use by classroom teachers in objectively documenting the ability of children to write in English. The SAWL allows teachers to use T-unit analysis to quantitatively assess language improvement regardless of whether the student…
Descriptors: Written Language, Evaluation Methods, Printed Materials, Morphemes
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Ewing, Karen M.; Jones, Thomas W. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
Deaf students with multiple disabilities have a long history of limited opportunity, including limited access to educational opportunities available to their deaf peers. This article places the individual needs of deaf students with multiple disabilities in the context that guides much of deaf education--the importance of language acquisition.…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Multiple Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances
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Schimmel, Ruth S.; Monaghan, Christy – American Annals of the Deaf, 1983
The literature program promotes students' language development, positive self-concept, and mental health skills through fluent communication with a deaf student adviser leading weekly discussion/storytelling for students from kindergarten through high school. Teachers report, among other positive effects, that the deaf educator is an excellent…
Descriptors: Deafness, Discussion Groups, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition
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Gardner, Judith; Zorfass, Judith – American Annals of the Deaf, 1983
A case study of a prelingually hearing impaired boy with bilateral severe to profound sensory neural hearing loss is presented. Separate analyses of spoken and signed language were made indicating that signs had become vehicles for attaching meaning to sounds. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Deafness, Language Acquisition
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Olsen, James B. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1982
A teacher of hearing impaired eight-year-olds describes the use of a microcomputer in fostering students' language and arithmetic skills. Sample programs focus on scrambled sentences, comprehension, sentences, spelling, money value, and story problems. (CL)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction, Hearing Impairments, Language Acquisition
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Kilani, Barbara Johnson; Waling, Sandra DuCharme – American Annals of the Deaf, 1983
A school-wide communication policy addressing speech, speechreading, audition, and sign language with the ultimate goal of increased language acquisition in deaf and blind students was developed by a task force and its implementation timeline projected over five years. (CL)
Descriptors: Blindness, Communication Skills, Deafness, Educational Policy
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Rittenhouse, Robert K.; Stearns, Keith – American Annals of the Deaf, 1982
The results of the specific research which led up to the program of instruction are presented in detail in the research program; deaf children as young as 10 years of age were shown to be capable of understanding metaphorical language with regularity. (Author)
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Education, Interpretive Skills, Language Acquisition
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Champie, Joan – American Annals of the Deaf, 1981
The case of a deaf preschool child whose parents and teacher cooperated in a Total Communication and Signed English approach is cited. A record of the child's utterances is presented to illustrate growth in language to a level near that of a hearing child. (CL)
Descriptors: Deafness, Language Acquisition, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education
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Watkins, Susan; Pittman, Paula; Walden, Beth – American Annals of the Deaf, 1998
Describes the Deaf Mentor Experimental Project, which provided deaf-mentor services to young deaf children, ages 0 to 5, and their families. Deaf adults (mentors) shared their language (American Sign Language), culture, and personal knowledge of deafness while serving as role models for the children. Program children made greater language gains…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Child Development, Cultural Background, Culturally Relevant Education
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Brodesky, Richard L.; Cohen, Helene – American Annals of the Deaf, 1988
A bilingual/bicultural approach is presented to prepare deaf students for community college English courses. The approach focuses on American Sign Language as the primary language and teaches English as a second language. Students learn, in both languages, to differentiate meaning and to render the complexities of language more accessible.…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, College Students, Community Colleges
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Harrison, Melody F.; And Others – American Annals of the Deaf, 1987
This longitudinal study presents the communication techniques utilized by teachers interacting with four hearing-impaired preschool children. Teachers relied extensively upon three techniques: label/model, extension, and correction. Infrequently used were such techniques as expansion, completion, reinforcement, repetition, and simple expatiation.…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Hearing Impairments, Language Acquisition, Longitudinal Studies
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Brannon, Lil; Livingston, Sue – American Annals of the Deaf, 1986
The article suggests that English literacy can be acquired by deaf children through developmental reading and writing activities that refelct principles of first language acquisition as students relate these activities to experiences which they have already linguistically represented. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition
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