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Zaidman-Zait, Anat; Most, Tova; Tarrasch, Ricardo; Haddad-eid, Eliana; Brand, Devora – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
Parenting children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) presents unique long-term challenges that can place the parents at a greater risk for elevated levels of parenting stress. Adaptation of families to the various challenges presented by childhood hearing loss is influenced by their personal and social coping resources available for managing…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Parents
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Michael, Rinat; Cinamon, Rachel Gali; Most, Tova – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
The current study examined the contribution of hearing loss, social affiliation, and career self-efficacy to adolescents' future perceptions. Participants were 191 11th and 12th grade students: 60 who were deaf, 36 who were deaf or hard of hearing, and 95 who were hearing. They completed the Future Perceptions Scale, the Career Decision-Making…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Adolescents, High School Students
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Ziv, Margalit; Most, Tova; Cohen, Shirit – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2013
Emotion understanding and theory of mind (ToM) are two major aspects of social cognition in which deaf children demonstrate developmental delays. The current study investigated these social cognition aspects in two subgroups of deaf children--those with cochlear implants who communicate orally (speakers) and those who communicate primarily using…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Foreign Countries, Social Cognition, Theory of Mind
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Most, Tova; Gaon-Sivan, Gal; Shpak, Talma; Luntz, Michal – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
Binaural hearing in cochlear implant (CI) users can be achieved either by bilateral implantation or bimodally with a contralateral hearing aid (HA). Binaural-bimodal hearing has the advantage of complementing the high-frequency electric information from the CI by low-frequency acoustic information from the HA. We examined the contribution of a…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Adults, Hearing (Physiology), Auditory Perception
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Most, Tova; Ingber, Sara; Heled-Ariam, Einat – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
The study focused on social competence (SC) and perceived sense of loneliness of preschool children with hearing loss (HL) in group inclusion (GI, a small group of children with HL is integrated in a standard classroom) and individual inclusion (II, each child with HL is individually integrated into a standard classroom). The relations between…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence, Psychological Patterns, Hearing Impairments
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Most, Tova; Shina-August, Ella; Meilijson, Sara – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2010
This study characterized the profile of pragmatic abilities among 24 children with hearing loss (HL) aged 6.3-9.4 years, 13 using hearing aids (HAs) and 11 using cochlear implants (CIs), in comparison to those of 13 hearing children with similar chronological and language ages. All the children with HL used spoken language, attended regular…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Speech, Rehabilitation Programs, Oral Language
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Most, Tova; Aviner, Chen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2009
This study evaluated the benefits of cochlear implant (CI) with regard to emotion perception of participants differing in their age of implantation, in comparison to hearing aid users and adolescents with normal hearing (NH). Emotion perception was examined by having the participants identify happiness, anger, surprise, sadness, fear, and disgust.…
Descriptors: Cues, Hearing Impairments, Visual Perception, Assistive Technology
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Cinamon, Rachel Gali; Most, Tova; Michael, Rinat – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2008
This study examined the effect of hearing status on role salience and anticipated work-family relations among 101 unmarried young adults aged 20-33 years: 35 with hearing loss (19 hard of hearing and 16 deaf) and 66 hearing. Participants completed the Life Role Salience scale, anticipated conflictual relations scale, anticipated facilitory…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Young Adults, Family Work Relationship
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Most, Tova; Levin, Iris; Sarsour, Marwa – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2008
This article examined the effect of Modern Standard Arabic orthography on speech production quality (syllable stress and vowels) by 23 Arabic-speaking children with severe or profound hearing loss aged 8-12 years. Children produced 15 one-syllable minimal pairs of words that differed in vowel length (short vs. long) and 20 two-syllable minimal…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Children, Semitic Languages, Speech
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Most, Tova; Peled, Miriam – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
This study assessed perception of suprasegmental features of speech by 30 prelingual children with sensorineural hearing loss. Ten children had cochlear implants (CIs), and 20 children wore hearing aids (HA): 10 with severe hearing loss and 10 with profound hearing loss. Perception of intonation, syllable stress, word emphasis, and word pattern…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Suprasegmentals, Children, Assistive Technology
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Weisel, Amatzia; Most, Tova; Michael, Rinat – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
This study examined stress, attitudes, and expectations among mothers of deaf children who underwent cochlear implantation (CI), as related to time elapsed since surgery. Participants were 64 mothers of such children at different points in the implantation process: candidates, 0-3 years postimplantation, and more than 3 years later. Expectations…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Mother Attitudes, Surgery, Age Differences
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Most, Tova – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
This study examined the sense of coherence and loneliness of 19 children aged 12-14 years with severe to profound hearing loss. These feelings and their interrelations with speech intelligibility (SI) were examined in 2 settings: in special classes within regular schools (group inclusion) or individuals integrated into regular classes (individual…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Early Adolescents, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Weisel, Amatzia; Most, Tova; Efron, Clara – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2005
This study examined strategies for initiating social interactions with peers, among 4 children with hearing impairment, aged 33 to 36 months, attending a special early education center or a regular kindergarten. The study investigated initiation type (related to partner's hearing status) and rates of initiation success/failure vis-a-vis hearing…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments, Special Programs