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Tapio, Elina – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This paper attends to languaging in the context of visually oriented communities of sign language users through the concept of "chaining." I define chaining as the patterned, routine ways of interlinking different linguistic and multimodal elements. The goal of this paper is to discuss the concepts of chaining, languaging and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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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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Chen, Pei-Hua; Liu, Ting-Wei – Deafness & Education International, 2017
Telepractice provides an alternative form of auditory-verbal therapy (eAVT) intervention through videoconferencing; this can be of immense benefit for children with hearing loss, especially those living in rural or remote areas. The effectiveness of eAVT for the language development of Mandarin-speaking preschoolers with hearing loss was…
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Mandarin Chinese, Listening
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Werfel, Krystal L.; Douglas, Michael; Ackal, Leigh – Deafness & Education International, 2016
This case report details a year-long phonological awareness (PA) intervention for pre-kindergarten children with hearing loss (CHL) who use listening and spoken language. All children wore cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. Intervention occurred for 15 min/day, 4 days per week across the pre-kindergarten school year and was delivered by…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Phonological Awareness, Training, Intervention