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Miller, Elizabeth M.; Lederberg, Amy R.; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2013
The goal of this study was to explore the development of spoken phonological awareness for deaf and hard-of-hearing children (DHH) with functional hearing (i.e., the ability to access spoken language through hearing). Teachers explicitly taught five preschoolers the phonological awareness skills of syllable segmentation, initial phoneme isolation,…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Teaching Methods, Syllables, Emergent Literacy
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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
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Weisel, Amatzia; Most, Tova; Efron, Clara – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2005
This study examined strategies for initiating social interactions with peers, among 4 children with hearing impairment, aged 33 to 36 months, attending a special early education center or a regular kindergarten. The study investigated initiation type (related to partner's hearing status) and rates of initiation success/failure vis-a-vis hearing…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments, Special Programs