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Higgins, Jennifer A.; Famularo, Lisa; Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Kurz, Christopher A.; Reis, Jeanne E.; Moers, Lori M. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
The U.S. federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted with goals of closing achievement gaps and providing all students with access to equitable and high-quality instruction. One requirement of ESSA is annual statewide testing of students in grades 3-8 and once in high school. Some students, including many deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HH)…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Guidelines, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education
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Pardo-Guijarro, María Jesús; Martínez-Andrés, María; Notario-Pacheco, Blanca; Solera-Martínez, Montserrat; Sánchez-López, Mairena; Martínez-Vizcaíno, Vicente – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to assess the agreement between deaf children's and adolescents' self-ratings of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and their parents' proxy reports. This observational cross-sectional study included 114 deaf 8- to 18-years-old students and proxy family members. HRQoL was measured using the KIDSCREEN-27 questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Deafness, Children, Adolescents
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Marschark, Marc; Sarchet, Thomastine; Convertino, Carol M.; Borgna, Georgianna; Morrison, Carolyn; Remelt, Sarah – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2012
This study explored relations of print exposure, academic achievement, and reading habits among 100 deaf and 100 hearing college students. As in earlier studies, recognition tests for book titles and magazine titles were used as measures of print exposure, college entrance test scores were used as measures of academic achievement, and students…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Habits, Recognition (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education
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Haptonstall-Nykaza, Tamara S.; Schick, Brenda – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
Fingerspelling is an integral part of American Sign Language (ASL) and it is also an important aspect of becoming bilingual in English and ASL. Even though fingerspelling is based on English orthography, the development of fingerspelling does not parallel the development of reading in hearing children. Research reveals that deaf children may…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Training Methods, Graphemes, Deafness
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Kelly, Leonard P. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
Key considerations for designing reading practice include determining the most effective methods to store word meanings for fluent retrieval during word recognition, making practice stimulating, determining whether practice ought to occur within or without the context of extended text, and addressing whether a target instructional objective is…
Descriptors: Deafness, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barker, Lecia J. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
A study investigated the acquisition of everyday vocabulary of 16 children (ages 8-14) with deafness in an auditory/oral program using specially designed computer-based vocabulary applications. On average, children learned 70 words for everyday objects from immediate use of the lessons and remembered nearly 39 after more than 4 weeks. (Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harvey, Michael A. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
This article explores the psychological mechanisms of empathy with specific reference to sign language interpreters. It stresses that one must achieve a healthy balance of empathizing enough while shielding oneself from its perils to work effectively and ethically with a member of a minority group such as the deaf community. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Empathy, Hearing Impairments
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Polat, Filiz – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
A study involving 1,097 elementary and secondary students who are deaf found that degree of hearing loss, additional disability, and age at onset were negatively related to psychosocial adjustment. However, there was a positive relationship with the use of hearing aids, speech intelligibility, academic achievement, parental hearing status, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dyck, Murray J.; Denver, Esther – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
A study evaluated the effectiveness of an 11-lesson psychoeducational program designed to enhance the ability of 14 children (ages 9-13) with hearing impairments to understand their own emotional experience and that of others. Children were enrolled in an "oral" education program. Results indicate significant increases in emotional vocabulary and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Hearing Impairments, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bebko, James M.; Calderon, Rosemary; Treder, Robert – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
Two studies investigated the developmental trends and concurrent validity of the Language Proficiency Profile-2 (LPP-2), a measure of language and communication skills for deaf children. Results indicate that the LPP-2 has good utility not only as a measure of overall language development but also as a predictor of achievement for English language…
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Concurrent Validity, Deafness
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Goldstein, Gayle; Bebko, James M. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
This article describes development of the Profile of Multiple Language Proficiencies (PMLP), a measure of both English and American Sign Language skills in deaf children. The PMLP showed reasonable initial reliability and appears to be an easy-to-use measure. Discussion addresses issues that influence the reliability and validity in evaluating…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Students, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dugdale, Pat; Kennedy, Graeme; McKee, David; McKee, Rachel – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
This response to a previous article on aerial spelling (AS) in New Zealand Sign Language applauds the original author's effort to highlight an interesting feature of deaf communication but finds some claims questionable. These include the lack of research on AS, failure to include AS in the Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language, and imposition…
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Finger Spelling, Foreign Countries
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Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara; Nielsen, Diane Corcoran – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
Performance of 31 deaf students (ages 7-17) on 15 language and literacy measures found that students scoring highest on a passage-comprehension measure also demonstrated greater proficiency on specific skills (such as reading more listed words). In addition, students who used Signing Exact English (SEE) for 5 years or more scored better than those…
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Tests, Reading Comprehension
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Kent, B. A. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
A study examined identity issues and health behaviors of 52 mainstreamed students (ages 11-15) who are hard-of-hearing and 470 controls. Although there were few statistically significant differences, there were indications that subjects more often experienced a sense of loneliness. The majority did not self-identify as having a hearing disability.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Identification (Psychology)
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LaSasso, Carol; Lollis, Jana – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2003
A survey of 71 day and residential schools found 19 identified themselves as bilingual-bicultural (BiBi) programs. Of the 19 programs, 37% reported use of manually coded English. Fluency in American Sign Language of instructional and support staff varied, with 47% reporting no more than half of instructional staff were fluent. (Contains…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design
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