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Takahashi, Noboru; Isaka, Yukio; Yamamoto, Toshikazu; Nakamura, Tomoyasu – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2017
The present study investigated the development of literacy skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children in Japan. The three components of literacy, vocabulary, orthographic knowledge, and grammatical knowledge were assessed by using the subtests of the Adaptive Tests for Language Abilities (ATLAN), based on the item response theory developed…
Descriptors: Literacy, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Foreign Countries
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Erickson, Karen; Quick, Nancy – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2017
The present study describes the characteristics of students in Grades 3-12 with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD) and known hearing loss. The study analyzed results of a survey of teachers of students with SCD (n = 38,367) who were slated to participate in an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards in 14 states in the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairments, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Miller, Paul; Kargin, Tevhide; Guldenoglu, Birkan – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
The central aim of this study was to clarify whether sign language (SL) nativeness is a significant factor in determining prelingually deaf individuals' reading skills and whether its contribution is modified by the reader's orthographic background. A second aim was to elucidate similarities and differences between native and nonnative signers in…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sign Language, Reading Skills, Correlation
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Miller, Paul; Kargin, Tevhide; Guldenoglu, Birkan; Rathmann, Christian; Kubus, Okan; Hauser, Peter; Spurgeon, Erin – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
This study aims to enhance understanding of the factors underlying variance in the reading comprehension skills of prelingually deaf individuals. Participants were 213 sixth through tenth graders with prelingual deafness recruited from four orthographic backgrounds (Hebrew, Arabic, English, and German) and allocated to three distinct reading…
Descriptors: Deafness, Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Semantics
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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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Kelly, Ronald R.; Berent, Gerald P. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2011
This research contrasted deaf and hearing students' interpretive knowledge of English sentences containing numeral quantifier phrases and indefinite noun phrases. A multiple-interpretation picture task methodology was used to assess 305 participants' judgments of the compatibility of sentence meanings with depicted discourse contexts.…
Descriptors: Semantics, Pragmatics, Deafness, English