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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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Thagard, Elaine Kirk; Hilsmier, Amanda Strong; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
Deaf and hard of hearing children have shown delays and difficulties in pragmatic behaviors due to insufficient exposure to common daily discourse and underlying impoverishment in all components of language development. In a study in a school district in a southeastern U.S. state, the researchers investigated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Speech, General Education, Oral Language, Partial Hearing
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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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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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Hernandez, Rafael Santana; Monreal, Santiago Torres; Orza, Javier Garcia – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
The aim of the present study was to advance the knowledge of the linguistic development of students with prelingual profound deafness, especially the acquisition and use of prepositions in Spanish, a lexical category with an important role in verbal comprehension. The researchers sought to learn the level of mastery students with prelingual…
Descriptors: Cued Speech, Deafness, Role, Spanish
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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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Schiff-Myers, Naomi B. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1982
The sign and oral language development of five two-year-old hearing children of deaf parents was studied and compared with the sign and oral language of their mothers. A surprising finding was that the mothers, despite their limited oral linguistic competence, communicated predominantly in the oral mode with their children. (Author)
Descriptors: Deafness, Interaction, Language Acquisition, Mothers
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Notoya, Masako; And Others – American Annals of the Deaf, 1994
Acquisition of passive and active vocabulary in sign and oral language was analyzed in 2 children congenitally deaf, through age 54 months. Acquisition of sign occurred more quickly than oral language. Production of active nouns, function words, and "wh" question words in sign was equivalent to that of hearing peers, and was later transferred to…
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Deafness, Developmental Stages, Expressive Language