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Rufsvold, Ronda; Wang, Ye; Hartman, Maria C.; Arora, Sonia B.; Smolen, Elaine R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The researchers investigated the effects of adult language input on the quantity of language, vocabulary development, and understanding of basic concepts of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children who used listening and spoken language. Using audio recording and Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) software, the study involved 30 preschool DHH…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development
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Mitchiner, Julie; Batamula, Christi; Kite, Bobbie Jo – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The study investigated the "hundred languages of Deaf children" (Malaguzzi, 1993) in two schools using the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, which originated in Italy. One principle of this approach, "the hundred languages of children," supports young children in expressing their ideas and thoughts in…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Deafness, Early Childhood Education, Communication Strategies
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O'Connell, Noel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The author explicates the life story of Anne Smyth, a deaf teacher in 19th-century Ireland. The story was written and published in 1858 by another deaf teacher, Charlotte Mary Kelly, who traced Anne Smyth's life trajectory from her birth to the day she began life in a deaf school until her untimely death at the age of 18 years. The study examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Teacher Characteristics, Teachers
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Runnels, Joel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Often compared to Laurent Clerc, Thomas Gallaudet, and Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Andrew Foster was a deaf African American who founded 32 schools for the deaf in 13 African nations. The 60th anniversary of his arrival in Liberia and Ghana and the 30th anniversary of his tragic death in a Rwanda airplane accident both occur in 2017. Renewed…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Deafness, Special Schools
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Haakma, Ineke; Janssen, Marleen; Minnaert, Alexander – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Because little is known about teacher-student relationships that involve students with acquired deafblindness, the authors performed a multiple case study with a multiple-method design to investigate the relationship between need-supportive teaching behaviors and student engagement. Using self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000), they…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Behavior, Student Motivation, Deaf Blind
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Eleweke, C. Jonah; Agboola, Isaac O.; Guteng, Simon I. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
The advancement of deaf education and services in numerous developing countries can be traced to the pioneering efforts of many Gallaudet University alumni. In Africa, for instance, the work of one such great alumnus, Dr. Andrew Foster, stands out. Foster is credited with efforts that resulted in the establishment of over 30 educational…
Descriptors: Deafness, Universities, Alumni, Special Education
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Trezek, Beverly J.; Mayer, Connie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
The present study examined the efficacy of using an informal reading inventory to assess literacy levels in elementary-age deaf students, grades 3-5: the period when the gap between deaf and hearing learners often begins to widen, and the need to identify and remediate specific skill deficits becomes increasingly imperative. Emphasis was placed on…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Guardino, Caroline; Cannon, Joanna E. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Students who are deaf with a disability or disabilities (DWD) constitute nearly half of the population of K-12 learners who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, there is a dearth of information on theory, research, and practice related to these learners. The authors present an overview of (a) how the field of education of students who are D/deaf…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Disabilities, Comorbidity
Paradis, Grace; Koester, Lynne Sanford – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
In recent years, increasing attention has been given to the development of deaf children, though few studies have included Deaf parents. The present study examined emotional availability (EA) and functions of touch used by Deaf or hearing parents with hearing or deaf infants during free play. Sixty dyads representing four hearing status groups…
Descriptors: Deafness, Tactual Perception, Infants, Parent Child Relationship
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Pinquart, Martin; Pfeiffer, Jens P. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
The investigators compared the perceived attainment of developmental tasks by 181 German adolescents with hearing loss and 254 peers without hearing loss. The adolescents with hearing loss were attending special schools for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. On average, the two groups perceived similar levels of success across the assessed…
Descriptors: Developmental Tasks, Adolescents, Special Schools, Deafness
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Aceti, Katherine Jane; Wang, Ye – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
The study explored the effects of an 8-week intervention in which a teacher/researcher used direct instruction to show the multiple meanings of 7 words to 4 deaf students ages 11-13 years in a school for the deaf. Applying conclusions from emerging research that links knowledge and strategy with metacognitive skills, the teacher/researcher used…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Special Schools, Reading Comprehension, Deafness
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Arenson, Rebecca; Kretschmer, Robert E. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
A qualitative study was conducted that reflected an analysis of a 6-week poetry unit in a language arts classroom of 6th and 8th graders at a school for the deaf in a large city in the northeastern United States. The school served a large population of children of poverty who were of Latino and African American descent. The study was guided by 4…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Deafness, Urban Areas, Grade 8
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Vetter, Alexandra; Lohle, Erwin; Bengel, Jurgen; Burger, Thorsten – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
Integration experiences of hearing impaired German elementary school students in separate educational settings (n = 31) were compared with those of counterparts at the same level in integrated settings (n = 26), and evaluated in regard to psychosocial behavior, semantic-lexical abilities, and communicative skills. Analysis of questionnaire…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Desegregation, Semantics, Deafness
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Bisol, Claudia Alquati; Sperb, Tania Mara; Brewer, Toye H.; Kato, Sergio Kakuta; Shor-Posner, Gail – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
HIV/AIDS knowledge and health-related attitudes and behaviors among deaf and hearing adolescents in southern Brazil are described. Forty-two deaf students attending a special nonresidential public school for the deaf and 50 hearing students attending a regular public school, ages 15-21 years, answered a computer-assisted questionnaire. (There was…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Public Schools, Student Attitudes, Health Behavior
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Angelides, Panayiotis; Aravi, Christiana – American Annals of the Deaf, 2007
Integration of individuals categorized as having special educational needs in mainstream schools has become a dominant policy in many countries. Changes in recent years in the field traditionally called "special education" have significantly influenced the education of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The movements against…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partial Hearing, Educational Needs, Deafness
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