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Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S.; Lederberg, Amy R.; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
We examined acquisition of grapheme-phoneme correspondences by 4 deaf and hard-of-hearing preschoolers using instruction from a curriculum designed specifically for this population supplemented by Visual Phonics. Learning was documented through a multiple baseline across content design as well as descriptive analyses. Preschoolers who used sign…
Descriptors: Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children
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Haug, Tobias – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2011
There is a current need for reliable and valid test instruments in different countries in order to monitor deaf children's sign language acquisition. However, very few tests are commercially available that offer strong evidence for their psychometric properties. A German Sign Language (DGS) test focusing on linguistic structures that are acquired…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Sign Language, Deafness, Language Tests
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Rinaldi, Pasquale; Caselli, Cristina – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2009
We evaluated language development in deaf Italian preschoolers with hearing parents, taking into account the duration of formal language experience (i.e., the time elapsed since wearing a hearing aid and beginning language education) and different methods of language education. Twenty deaf children were matched with 20 hearing children for age and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Deafness, Assistive Technology, Language Enrichment