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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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Cappel, Mitchell S. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Deaf and mute patients may require minimal extra attention to establish trust and allay anxieties before minor medical maneuvers such as rectal examination. An "extreme" case is reported of the consequences from failure to accomplish this. A generally cooperative deaf and mute patient struggled and suffered a rectal tear and perforation during…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Nonverbal Communication, Trust (Psychology), Deafness
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Most, Tova; Rothem, Hilla; Luntz, Michal – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
The researchers evaluated the contribution of cochlear implants (CIs) to speech perception by a sample of prelingually deaf individuals implanted after age 8 years. This group was compared with a group with profound hearing impairment (HA-P), and with a group with severe hearing impairment (HA-S), both of which used hearing aids. Words and…
Descriptors: Sentences, Hearing Impairments, Auditory Perception, Assistive Technology
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Hintermair, Manfred – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Social support has shown itself to be an important factor in many areas in regard to mental health development and conservation. Numerous empirical findings also document its significance in various areas of research into deafness. Questionnaires are only one means of gathering information when we are trying to gain access to the social networks…
Descriptors: Deafness, Social Networks, Research Methodology, Hearing Impairments
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Belzner, Kate A.; Seal, Brenda C. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Children with severe to profound hearing loss in the United States are diverse in their racial-ethnic backgrounds, comorbid disabilities, socioeconomic levels, and communication modalities. The present article addresses demographic variables and communication outcomes of children with cochlear implants by means of a review of longitudinal studies…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Longitudinal Studies, Surgery
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Simonsen, Eva; Kristoffersen, Ann-Elise; Hyde, Mervyn B.; Hjulstad, Oddvar – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
The authors describe the use of cochlear implants with deaf children in Norway and examine how this intervention has raised new expectations and some tensions concerning the future of education for deaf students. They report on two studies of communication within school learning environments of young children with implants in Norwegian preschools…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Foreign Countries, Assistive Technology
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Shaw, Sherry; Roberson, Len – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
The concept of recentering the Deaf community in interpreter education stems from the recent discussion of program evolution away from stakeholders and into academia highlighted by Monikowski and Peterson (2005). The University of North Florida, in the initial stages of developing a B.S. degree and M.Ed. concentration in ASL/English Interpreting,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Strategic Planning, Deafness, Transformative Learning
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Sinnott, Cheri – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Positive behavior interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs are being introduced in school districts throughout Illinois and the rest of the United States, resulting in decreased behavioral incidents and increased academic achievement. Programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit from implementation of this type of…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Intervention
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Kelman, Celeste Azulay; Branco, Angela Uchoa – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
How can an inclusive classroom for deaf students be successful? The use of metacommunication strategies by teachers and hearing peers seems promising. Schools that promote this approach tend to improve deaf students' psychosocial development and academic achievement. However, this is not a general rule. The present study identifies the elements of…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Observation, Sign Language, Deafness
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Tijsseling, Corrie; Tellings, Agnes – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
A historical study is conducted into the founding of three boarding schools for Deaf children in the Netherlands, in 1790, 1840, and 1888. The article focuses on how three different religious views inspired divergent perspectives on citizenship and the role of the state, the church, and charity in helping Deaf people become well-integrated…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Boarding Schools, Deafness, Foreign Countries
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Cawthon, Stephanie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Teachers of students with "low-incidence" disabilities, such as students who are deaf or hard of hearing, face unique challenges in putting education policy into practice. The present article presents professional development findings from the Third Annual National Survey of Accommodations and Assessment for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Educational Opportunities, Professional Development
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Luetke, Barbara – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Some U.S. universities use Web-based formats to offer most of the course work required to become a certified teacher of the deaf. Yet little research exists on how students judge the content and delivery of such courses compared to on-campus instruction. Parton (2005) described previous research concerning this topic as descriptive rather than…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Distance Education, Deafness, Web Based Instruction
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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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Luckner, John L.; Handley, C. Michele – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
The American Foundation of Teachers (1999) has stated that "the most fundamental responsibility of schools is teaching students to read" (p. 7). The central purpose of reading is comprehension--constructing meaning from text. The purpose of the present study was to identify, review, and summarize the research published in professional…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Reading Instruction
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Winningham, April; Gore-Felton, Cheryl; Galletly, Carol; Seal, David; Thornton, Melanie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
In contrast with the nearly 30 years of HIV/AIDS research with the hearing community, data on HIV infection among persons who are deaf and hard of hearing is primarily anecdotal. Although the few available estimates suggest that deaf and hard of hearing persons are disproportionately affected by HIV infection, no surveillance systems are in place…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Communication Strategies, Intervention, Prevention
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