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Wolters, Nina; Knoors, Harry; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
This study focused on the peer and teacher relationships of deaf children and the effects of these relationships on well-being in school during the transition from elementary school to junior high school. Differences due to gender and educational context were also considered. In Study 1, the predictive effects of peer acceptance, popularity, and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Early Adolescents, Well Being, Peer Relationship
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Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2010
In this article, we will describe the development of an assessment instrument for Sign Language of the Netherlands (SLN) for deaf children in bilingual education programs. The assessment instrument consists of nine computerized tests in which the receptive and expressive language skills of deaf children at different linguistic levels (phonology,…
Descriptors: Phonology, Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness
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Ormel, Ellen; Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2009
To investigate the influence of sign phonology and iconicity during sign processing in deaf children, the roles of these sign features were examined using an experimental sign-picture verification paradigm. Participants had to make decisions about sign-picture pairs, manipulated according to phonological sign features (i.e., hand shape, movement,…
Descriptors: Phonology, Deafness, Children, Assistive Technology
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Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry; Ormel, Ellen; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2008
The acquisition of reading vocabulary is one of the major challenges for deaf children in bilingual education programs. Deaf children have to acquire a written lexicon that can effectively be used in reading. In this paper, we present a developmental model that describes reading vocabulary acquisition of deaf children in bilingual education…
Descriptors: Written Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Vocabulary Development
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Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry; Ormel, Ellen; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2008
This paper reports on one experiment in which we investigated the relationship between reading and signing skills. We administered a vocabulary task and a story comprehension task in Sign Language of the Netherlands and in written Dutch to a group of 87 deaf children from bilingual education programs. We found a strong and positive correlation…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Short Term Memory
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Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry; Ormel, Ellen; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2008
This paper reports on one experiment in which we investigated the relationship between reading and signing skills. We administered a vocabulary task and a story comprehension task in Sign Language of the Netherlands and in written Dutch to a group of 87 deaf children from bilingual education programs. We found a strong and positive correlation…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Bilingual Education Programs
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Klatter-Folmer, Jetske; van Hout, Roeland; Kolen, Esther; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2006
The language development of two deaf girls and four deaf boys in Sign Language of the Netherlands (SLN) and spoken Dutch was investigated longitudinally. At the start, the mean age of the children was 3;5. All data were collected in video-recorded semistructured conversations between individual children and deaf and hearing adults. We investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Deafness, Sign Language