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Guardino, Caroline; Syverud, Susan M.; Joyner, Amy; Nicols, Heather; King, Sarah – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The effectiveness of phonological instruction with 6 deaf students in an oral program was investigated. In a previous investigation (Syverud, Guardino, & Selznick, 2009), promising results had been obtained in a case study in which the Direct Instruction curriculum titled "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" (Engelmann, Haddox, & Bruner,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Phonology, Phonics, Reading Instruction
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Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Wiley, Susan; Choo, Daniel I. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
Along with early detection, early intervention (EI) is critical for children identified with hearing loss. Evidence indicates that many children with sensorineural hearing loss experience improved language abilities if EI services were initiated at an "early" age. The present study's objectives were to determine the impact of a state EI program on…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments, Young Children
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Williams, Cheri – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The study describes an adapted form of "interactive writing" (McCarrier, Pinnell, & Fountas, 2000) and examines its effectiveness as an approach to beginning writing instruction for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Systematic videotape analysis was used to document the content of 45 adapted interactive writing lessons across an…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Beginning Writing, Phonology, Partial Hearing
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Benedict, Kendra M.; Johnson, Harold; Antia, Shirin D. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The purposes of the study were to obtain and analyze data on the need for, and desired characteristics of, faculty in deaf education at American institutions of higher education (IHEs), and to assess the present and projected status of doctoral-level teacher preparation programs in deaf education at American IHEs. Program directors and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Partial Hearing, Deafness, College Faculty
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Wang, Ye; Paul, Peter V. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
In a comparison between the Cornerstones approach--a literature-based, technology-infused literacy project--and an instructional method designated the Typical approach, a mixed method design was used to answer three research questions: (a) Will children who are deaf or hard of hearing demonstrate differences in beginning reading skills as measured…
Descriptors: Deafness, Literacy, Reading Skills, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ryan, John F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The beginning of a new editorship for the "Annals" provides a good opportunity to re-engage contributors and the readership in a conversation about the principles and standards for manuscripts submitted to the "Annals". In turn, the hope is that this conversation might help to enhance our research community and therefore the "Annals"'…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Best Practices
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Szarkowska, Agnieszka; Krejtz, Izabela; Klyszejko, Zuzanna; Wieczorek, Anna – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
One of the most frequently recurring themes in captioning is whether captions should be edited or verbatim. The authors report on the results of an eye-tracking study of captioning for deaf and hard of hearing viewers reading different types of captions. By examining eye movement patterns when these viewers were watching clips with verbatim,…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Reading
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Myck-Wayne, Janice; Robinson, Suzanne; Henson, Erica – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The research on young children with a dual diagnosis of hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is meager and scattered. Pockets of research on this population of children suggest that it is difficult to make the diagnosis of ASD in children with hearing loss. A case study design was used to examine the diagnostic process for young…
Descriptors: Autism, Identification, Young Children, Hearing Impairments
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Ingber, Sara; Eden, Sigal – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
A 3-month intervention was conducted to enhance the sequential time perception and storytelling ability of young children with hearing loss. The children were trained to arrange pictorial episodes of temporal scripts and tell the stories they created. Participants (N = 34, aged 4-7 years) were divided into 2 groups based on whether their…
Descriptors: Scripts, Partial Hearing, Etiology, Assistive Technology
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Cawthon, Stephanie W. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has had a monumental impact over the past decade on how educational reform is viewed in the United States. As a result of how the law is structured, schools for students who are deaf or hard of hearing have been the focus of attention for educational reform under NCLB. While there have been some shifts…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Federal Legislation, Partial Hearing, Deafness
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Yoon, Joong-O.; Kim, Minjeong – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The authors examined the effects of captions on deaf students' content comprehension, cognitive load, and motivation in online learning. The participants in the study were 62 deaf adult students who had limited reading comprehension skills and used sign language as a first language. Participants were randomly assigned to either the control group…
Descriptors: Deafness, Adult Students, Comprehension, Cognitive Processes
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Hardonk, Stefan; Daniels, Sarah; Desnerck, Greetje; Loots, Gerrit; Van Hove, Geert; Van Kerschaver, Erwin; Sigurjonsdottir, Hanna Bjorg; Vanroelen, Christophe; Louckx, Fred – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
The study examined factors in deaf parents' decision between cochlear implantation (CI) and traditional hearing aids for their child. The subjects were 6 Flemish children ages 5-9 years with severe/profound congenital hearing loss, with at least 1 deaf parent. The researchers, who conducted thematic content analysis of qualitative data collected…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Parent Attitudes, Content Analysis
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Lomas, Gabriel I.; Nichter, Mary; Robles-Pina, Rebecca – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
Since enactment of Public Law 94-142, residential schools for d/Deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh) students have lost enrollment to public schools. Public school counselors now must meet d/Dhh students' counseling needs. There is little literature on if and how counselors are doing this. The present study used a survey to evaluate the job…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Job Satisfaction, Counselor Role, Hearing Impairments
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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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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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