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Young, Alys; Ferguson-Coleman, Emma; Wright, Barry; Le Couteur, Ann – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
The co-occurrence of childhood deafness and autism raises complex challenges for diagnosis and family support. In this article, we explore with hearing and Deaf parents their observations of the interaction between deafness and autism and identify how the intersections of deafness and autism are conceptualized in everyday life. Eight parents…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes, Deafness
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Rogers, Katherine D.; Young, Alys; Lovell, Karina; Campbell, Malcolm; Scott, Paul R.; Kendal, Sarah – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2013
The present study is aimed to translate 3 widely used clinical assessment measures into British Sign Language (BSL), to pilot the BSL versions, and to establish their validity and reliability. These were the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7) scale, and the Work and Social Adjustment Scale (WSAS).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Sign Language, Mental Health
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Young, Alys; Gascon-Ramos, Maria; Campbell, Malcolm; Bamford, John – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2009
This article concerns a parent-report repeat questionnaire to evaluate the quality of multiprofessional early intervention following early identification of deafness. It discusses the rationale for the design of the instrument, its theoretical underpinnings, its psychometric properties, and its usability. Results for the validity and reliability…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Identification, Questionnaires, Goodness of Fit
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Young, Alys; Tattersall, Helen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
This article presents results from an interview study of 45 parents/caregivers (representing 27 families) whose infants were correctly identified as deaf during the first phase of the implementation of the national universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme in England. Average age of children when parents were interviewed was 25 weeks. Two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Screening Tests, Identification, Deafness
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Young, Alys; Carr, Gwen; Hunt, Ros; McCracken, Wendy; Skipp, Amy; Tattersall, Helen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2006
This article concerns the first stage of a research and development project that aimed to produce both parent and professional guidelines on the promotion and provision of informed choice for families with deaf children. It begins with a theoretical discussion of the problems associated with the concept of informed choice and deaf child services…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Guidelines, Deafness, Meta Analysis
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Young, Alys; Tattersall, Helen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2005
This article presents results from a narrative interview study of 45 parents/caregivers whose infants were correctly identified as deaf through Phase 1 of the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme in England. It concerns the period from the first screening event to the point of referral for audiological assessment. It focuses on the meanings parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Auditory Tests, Neonates
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Young, Alys; Andrews, Elizabeth – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2001
A review of the literature reporting effects on parents of universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) focuses on debates surrounding false positive identification, the evidence base for maternal/parental anxiety, consent, and family cultural/sociodemographic influences on the effective implementation of the UNHS programs, especially the pilot…
Descriptors: Auditory Tests, Disability Identification, Family Attitudes, Family Influence