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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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Knoors, Harry; Marschark, Marc – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
For over 25 years in some countries and more recently in others, bilingual education involving sign language and the written/spoken vernacular has been considered an essential educational intervention for deaf children. With the recent growth in universal newborn hearing screening and technological advances such as digital hearing aids and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Language Planning, Speech, Sign Language
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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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Wauters, Loes N.; Knoors, Harry – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2008
This article examines social integration of deaf children in inclusive settings in The Netherlands. Eighteen Grade 1-5 deaf children and their 344 hearing classmates completed 2 sociometric tasks, peer ratings and peer nomination, to measure peer acceptance, social competence, and friendship relations. Deaf and hearing children were found to be…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Social Integration, Structural Equation Models, Deafness
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Vermeulen, Anneke M.; van Bon, Wim; Schreuder, Rob; Knoors, Harry; Snik, Ad – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
The reading comprehension and visual word recognition in 50 deaf children and adolescents with at least 3 years of cochlear implant (CI) use were evaluated. Their skills were contrasted with reference data of 500 deaf children without CIs. The reading comprehension level in children with CIs was expected to surpass that in deaf children without…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Reading Comprehension, Word Recognition
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Marschark, Marc; Leigh, Greg; Sapere, Patricia; Burnham, Denis; Convertino, Carol; Stinson, Michael; Knoors, Harry; Vervloed, Mathijs P. J.; Noble, William – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2006
Four experiments examined the utility of real-time text in supporting deaf students' learning from lectures in postsecondary (Experiments 1 and 2) and secondary classrooms (Experiments 3 and 4). Experiment 1 compared the effects on learning of sign language interpreting, real-time text (C-Print), and both. Real-time text alone led to significantly…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Sign Language, Deafness, Experiments