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Matthijs, Liesbeth; Loots, Gerrit; Mouvet, Kimberley; Van Herreweghe, Mieke; Hardonk, Stefan; Van Hove, Geert; Van Puyvelde, Martine; Leigh, Greg – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
The first information parents receive after referral through Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) has significant consequences for later care-related decisions they take and thus for the future of the child with a hearing loss. In this study, 11 interviews were conducted with a representative sample of Flemish service providers to discover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Access to Information, Hearing Impairments
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Hardonk, Stefan; Desnerck, Greetje; Loots, Gerrit; Van Hove, Geert; Van Kerschaver, Erwin; Sigurjonsdottir, Hanna Bjorg; Vanroelen, Christophe; Louckx, Fred – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2011
The objective of this study is to examine the early care trajectories of congenitally deaf children from a parental perspective, starting with universal neonatal hearing screenings. The analysis using a three-dimensional care trajectory concept is aimed at developing a basic typology of postscreening care trajectories. Children with…
Descriptors: Deafness, Screening Tests, Identification, Foreign Countries
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Alegria, J.; Lechat, J. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2005
Deaf children exposed to Cued Speech (CS), either before age two (early) or later at school (late), were presented with pseudowords with and without CS. The main goal was to establish the way in which lipreading and CS combine to produce unitary percepts, similar to audiovisual integration in speech perception, when participants are presented with…
Descriptors: Deafness, Cues, Cued Speech, Auditory Perception
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Loots, Gerrit; Devise, Isabel – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
A study involving 17 Belgian children with hearing impairments and 33 parents, 10 with deafness, found that parents with deafness differed significantly from hearing parents in the use of a visual communication style adapted to the developmental communication needs and abilities related to the 18- to 24-month age period. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Deafness, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries