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Eriks-Brophy, Alice; Whittingham, JoAnne – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
A questionnaire was used to document the attitudes of 63 classroom teachers in Ottawa, Canada, toward inclusive education for students with hearing loss. The objective was to determine whether teachers had the attitudes, knowledge, and teaching skills proposed to underlie the effective inclusion of these students in regular classrooms. It was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Skills
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Golos, Debbie B.; Moses, Annie M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
With the increase in research on multiliteracies comes greater interest in exploring multiple pathways of learning for deaf children. Educational media have been increasingly examined as a tool for facilitating the development of deaf children's language and literacy skills. The authors investigated whether preschool deaf children (N = 31)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Preschool Children, Literacy Education, Language Acquisition
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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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Hyde, Merv; Punch, Renee – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
In a mixed-methods study, which included surveys of 247 parents and 151 teachers, the researchers investigated the modes of communication used by children with cochlear implants and the role of signed communication in the children's lives. Findings indicated that 15%-20% of the children in the parent surveys and approximately 30% of the children…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Teacher Surveys, Surgery
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Li, Degao; Gao, Kejuan; Zhang, Yue; Wu, Xueyun – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
Inspired by a previous study of Korean deaf and hard of hearing adolescents, the researchers conducted a priming task of living-nonliving categorization with a sample of Chinese deaf and hard of hearing adolescents. The sample in this study had significantly lower accuracy levels for the thematically related items than for the taxonomically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Pictorial Stimuli
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Miller, Paul – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
This case study reports on the progress of Navon, a 13-year-old boy with prelingual deafness, over a 3-month period following exposure to Logo, a computer programming language that visualizes specific programming commands by means of a virtual drawing tool called the Turtle. Despite an almost complete lack of skills in spoken and sign language,…
Descriptors: Speech, Sign Language, Programming Languages, Oral Language
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Arnesen, Knut; Enerstvedt, Regi T.; Engen, Elizabeth A.; Engen, Trygg; Hoie, Grete; Vonen, Arnfinn M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
The article is based on a national survey in Norway of the linguistic situation of deaf children. Parents, teachers, and children were asked to make judgments on topics related to the children's' language milieu at home and at school by means of detailed questions using two response methods: a language inventory and rating scales. The inventory is…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Sign Language, Deafness, Rating Scales
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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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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