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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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Levrez, Clovis; Bourdin, Beatrice; Le Driant, Barbara; Forgeot d'Arc, Baudouin; Vandromme, Luc – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
Even when they have good language skills, many children with hearing loss lag several years behind hearing children in the ability to grasp beliefs of others. The researchers sought to determine whether this lag results from difficulty with the verbal demands of tasks or from conceptual delays. The researchers related children's performance on a…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Age, Partial Hearing, Aptitude Tests
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Koester, Lynne Sanford; Lahti-Harper, Eve – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
Infants enter the world prepared to learn about their environments and to become effective social partners, while most parents are equally prepared to support these early emergent skills. Through subtle, non-conscious behaviors, parents guide their infants in the regulation of emotions, language acquisition, and participation in social exchanges.…
Descriptors: Mothers, Deafness, Child Rearing, Infants
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Luckner, John L.; Cooke, Christine – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
Vocabulary is essential for communicating, reading, thinking, and learning. In comparison to typical hearing peers, students who are deaf or hard of hearing demonstrate vocabulary knowledge that is quantitatively reduced. The authors review and summarize research studies published in peer-reviewed journals between 1967 and 2008 focusing on…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Vocabulary Development, Literature Reviews
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Toth, Anne – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
This pilot research project examined the use of sign language as a communication bridge for non-Deaf children between the ages of 0-6 years who had been diagnosed with, or whose communication difficulties suggested, the presence of such disorders as Autism, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and/or learning disabilities.…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Oral Language, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome
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Knoors, Harry; Meuleman, Judith; Klatter-Folmer, Jetske – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
The authors compared evaluations by parents and teachers of the communicative abilities of deaf children. Such comparisons between parents' and professionals' assessments of the language development of children who are deaf can provide useful information on which to base ecologically valid intervention approaches. A secondary interest of the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Bilingual Education Programs, Language Acquisition, Bilingualism
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Musselman, Carol Reich; And Others – American Annals of the Deaf, 1989
A 4-year study of 131 preschool children with severe/profound hearing losses found that children tended to be placed first in auditory/oral programs and later moved to total communication programs. Evaluated are the performance of children in both types of programs on measures of spoken language, receptive language, and mother-child communication.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Language Acquisition, Oral Communication Method
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Pudlas, Kenneth A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1987
The study measured hearing-impaired (N=106) students' reception of language presented via five modes: oral, aural, manual, oral-aural;, and simultaneous manual and oral. The simultaneous manual and oral and the manual modes received the highest ratings. Results are discussed in terms of theories of cognitive processing and selective attention.…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Aural Learning, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Borman, Deborah L.; And Others – American Annals of the Deaf, 1988
Metalinguistic abilities of 20 hearing-impaired children, aged 4-10, were assessed by asking them to judge synonymy of sentence pairs presented in Signed English, Pidgin Sign English, and American Sign Language. None of the children had developed metalinguistic abilities in any of the sign language systems. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Elementary Education, Hearing Impairments, Language Acquisition
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Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara; Griffiths, Cindy; Montgomery, Nancy – American Annals of the Deaf, 1999
This study evaluated a method of adult mediation with a deaf second grader which involved identification of language needs through transcription and analysis of the child's retellings of weekly basal stories, followed by targeted adult-mediated conversations. Evaluation indicated the student's performance on targeted semantic and syntactic…
Descriptors: Adults, Case Studies, Children, Deafness
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Calvert, Donald R., Ed. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1981
The special issue with 21 articles reports a study by the Central Institute of the Deaf (Missouri) to design a small, "ideal" program for elementary age deaf children, given the condition that cost, staff, materials, and space were no problems. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum, Deafness, Demonstration Programs