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Fobi, Daniel; Oppong, Alexander M. – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This paper discusses historical and contemporary issues regarding communication approaches for educating Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children in Ghana. Discussion of the communication approaches took into account a brief historical background to the development of formal education for DHH children in the country, academic achievement of DHH…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Communication
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Scarinci, Nerina; Gehrke, Monica; Ching, Teresa YC; Marnane, Vivienne; Button, Laura – Deafness & Education International, 2018
The communication journey of a child with hearing loss is often a complex, interwoven process in which the child's use of language or method of communication may change numerous times. As there has been limited research exploring the caregiver decision-making process behind making such changes, this qualitative descriptive study aimed to explore…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Decision Making, Parent Attitudes
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Ching, Teresa Y. C.; Scarinci, Nerina; Marnane, Vivienne; Sjahalam-King, Jessica; Button, Laura; Whitfield, Jessica – Deafness & Education International, 2018
To explore the factors influencing parents' choice of communication mode during early education of their child with hearing loss. Qualitative descriptive analysis of semi-structured interviews with parents of children with hearing loss. Fourteen parents of children who participated in the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment…
Descriptors: Parents, Decision Making, Communication Strategies, Hearing Impairments
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Tachtsis, Kristina; Dettman, Shani – Deafness & Education International, 2018
With regard to parents making communication approach decisions for their children with hearing loss, Crowe et al. (2014) suggested that key themes were: feasibility; sources of information; child characteristics; and, future opportunities. For children using cochlear implants (CI/s), the present study aimed to understand parental preferences…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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Siran, Sarah; Dettman, Shani – Deafness & Education International, 2018
When caregivers decide to use Auslan within a Bilingual-Bicultural (Bi-Bi) approach with their children who use cochlear implants (CI/s), the feasibility aspect is more easily addressed for caregivers who are deaf or hard of hearing who are, themselves, fluent in Auslan. Some caregivers who have hearing within the typical range who may have no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Bilingualism, Assistive Technology
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Ahmad, Aznan Che; Brown, P. Margaret – Deafness & Education International, 2016
This study investigated how the type and duration of early intervention (EI) experience impacts hearing parents' views of the importance of different types of facilitative communication strategies when interacting with their children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). Sixteen mothers were involved in the study. Respondents were allocated to…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Mothers, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Nelson, Lauri H. – Deafness & Education International, 2015
Purpose: This survey study explored teacher perceptions regarding services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in southern regions of Vietnam, including educational successes and challenges, the availability and use of hearing technology, and teacher recommendations for improving child outcomes. Method: Using a cross-sectional survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Access to Education