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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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Li, Degao; Gao, Kejuan; Wu, Xueyun; Chen, Xiaojun; Zhang, Xiaona; Li, Ling; He, Weiwei – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Inspired by research by Li, Yi, and Kim (2011), the authors examined Chinese deaf and hard of hearing adolescents' responses to pictures for taxonomic categories of basic level (exemplar pictures) preceded by exemplar pictures, and to written words for taxonomic categories of basic level (exemplar words) preceded by exemplar words or by written…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Adolescents, Pictorial Stimuli
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Jackson, Carla Wood; Schatschneider, Christopher – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
This longitudinal study explored the rate of language growth of children in an early intervention program providing auditory-verbal therapy. A retrospective investigation, the study applied a linear growth model to estimate a mean growth curve and the extent of individual variation in language performance on the Preschool Language Scale, 4th ed.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Children, Hearing Impairments, Early Intervention
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Bennett, Jessica G.; Gardner, Ralph, III; Rizzi, Gleides Lopes – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Strong correlations exist between signed and/or spoken English and the literacy skills of deaf and hard of hearing students. Assessments that are both valid and reliable are key for researchers and practitioners investigating the signed and/or spoken English skills of signing populations. The authors conducted a literature review to explore which…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Sign Language, Language Skills
Cawthon, Stephanie; Leppo, Rachel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
The authors conducted a qualitative meta-analysis of the research on assessment accommodations for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. There were 16 identified studies that analyzed the impact of factors related to student performance on academic assessments across different educational settings, content areas, and types of assessment…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Academic Achievement, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
Stinson, Michael S.; Stevenson, Susan – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Twenty-two college students who were deaf viewed one instructional video with standard captions and a second with expanded captions, in which key terms were expanded in the form of vocabulary definitions, labeled illustrations, or concept maps. The students performed better on a posttest after viewing either type of caption than on a pretest;…
Descriptors: Deafness, College Students, Layout (Publications), Educational Media
Cawthorn, Stephanie W.; Leppo, Rachel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
Students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing often receive accommodations that are intended to increase access to the educational environment. The authors provide the results of a large national study of accommodations use in secondary and postsecondary settings. The article focuses on three aspects of accommodations use: access, quality, and…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students
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Park, Jungjun; Lombardino, Linda J. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
Using the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processes (Wagner, Torgesen, & Rashotte, 1999), the researchers compared strengths and weaknesses in phonological processing skills in three groups: 21 children with mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss (MSNH group), 29 children with dyslexia, and 30 age-matched controls. The MSNH group showed…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Phonology, Emergent Literacy, Phonological Awareness
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Decker, Kalli B.; Vallotton, Claire D.; Johnson, Harold A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
Choosing a method of communication for a child with hearing loss is a complex process that must occur early to prevent developmental consequences. Research shows that parents' decisions are influenced by professionals; parental attitudes and knowledge also may be influential. The present study investigated additional influences on parents'…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Communication, Parents, Parent Surveys
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Strassman, Barbara K.; O'Dell, Katie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
Using a nonexperimental design, the researchers explored the effect of captioning as part of the writing process of individuals who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing. Sixty-nine d/Deaf and hard of hearing middle school students composed responses to four writing-to-learn activities in a word processor. Two compositions were revised and published with…
Descriptors: Word Processing, Writing Processes, Computer Software, Deafness
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Hamilton, Harley – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
The researcher investigated the use of three types of dictionaries while reading by high school students with severe to profound hearing loss. The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of each type of dictionary for acquiring the meanings of unknown vocabulary in text. The three types of dictionaries were (a) an online…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, American Sign Language, Monolingualism, Reading
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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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Bruce, Susan M.; Parker, Amy T. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
Six young deafblind adults took a 1-week course on civic engagement and advocacy, which provided the focus for a participatory action research study with a collective case study design. They selected advocacy topics, were briefed on these policy issues, and were paired with experienced mentors for meetings with legislators in Washington, DC. Eight…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Action Research, Role of Education, Change Agents
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Easterbrooks, Susan R.; Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
Historically, researchers have identified that reading outcomes for students in upper grades who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) have typically rested around the late 3rd to early 4th grade. In recent years, wide-scale state-level testing has called into question these prognostications. The authors conducted a descriptive, multiunit,…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Measures (Individuals)
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Smith, Chad E.; Massey-Stokes, Marilyn; Lieberth, Ann – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
Adolescent health and health literacy are critical health topics recognized in Healthy People 2020. Evidence indicates that adolescents who are d/Deaf have unique health-related needs, yet health communication efforts have not reached them. Despite the Internet's exponential growth and the growth of online health information-seeking behavior among…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Females
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