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Scott, Jessica A.; Goldberg, Hanah; Connor, Carol McDonald; Lederberg, Amy R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
Already well documented for hearing children, schooling's effects on early literacy skills for young students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) were examined for the first time in the present study. Piecewise growth curve modeling was used to describe 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old students' growth in phonological awareness, letter-word…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Emergent Literacy, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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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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Borum, Valerie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
In a qualitative study employing an exploratory design, the researcher explored the perceptions of communication choice and usage among 14 African American hearing parents of deaf and hard of hearing children. Semistructured, in-depth thematic interviews were used with a modified grounded-theory approach in which themes were analyzed and coded.…
Descriptors: Socialization, Oral Tradition, African American Culture, Partial Hearing
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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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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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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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Allen, Thomas E.; Clark, M. Diane; del Giudice, Alex; Koo, Daniel; Lieberman, Amy; Mayberry, Rachel; Millerd, Paul – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Four critical responses to an article, "The Role of Phonology and Phonologically Related Skills in Reading Instruction for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" (Wang, Trezek, Luckner, & Paul, 2008), are presented. Issue is taken with the conclusions of the article by Wang and colleagues regarding the "necessary" condition of phonological…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Phonology, Partial Hearing, Deafness
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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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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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Hyde, Merv; Zevenbergen, Robyn; Power, Des – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
Evaluation of the ability of 77 students who are moderately to profoundly deaf to solve arithmetic word problems found that students who are deaf experienced delays in successful work problem performance. Results support the idea that the delayed language acquisition of this population affects their capacity to solve arithmetic word problems.…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Deafness, Developmental Delays, Elementary Secondary Education
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Easterbrooks, Susan R.; O'Rourke, Colleen M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2001
This study examined the behavior of 70 children with hearing losses attending a clinical program providing an auditory-verbal intervention. Parents' ratings indicated that boys were more likely to display temperament features nonconducive to traditional clinical language intervention. Girls' language and placement outcomes surpassed the boys',…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Children, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Hardy-Beck, Pamela – American Annals of the Deaf, 1975
Descriptors: Cued Speech, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Exceptional Child Education
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Schneiderman, Ellen – American Annals of the Deaf, 1995
This study examined the effectiveness of embedding a targeted linguistic structure within an interactive instructional context with 10 deaf and hard-of-hearing students in grades 6 and 7. Comparison with control subjects supported the effectiveness of adopting instructional strategies consistent with a social-interaction perspective on language…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Instructional Effectiveness
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Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara – American Annals of the Deaf, 1993
Strategies to facilitate the language development of children with deafness or hearing impairments are presented, including capitalizing on the linguistic opportunities provided in particular environments; rearranging environments; responding to indications that children have comprehended messages and are open to risk communication; and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Early Childhood Education, Hearing Impairments, Intervention
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