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McLean, Tricia J.; Ware, Robert S.; Heussler, Helen S.; Harris, Suzanne M.; Beswick, Rachael – Deafness & Education International, 2019
There is a strong association between access to early intervention (EI) services by 6 months of age and improved speech and language outcomes for children with permanent hearing loss (PHL). This study identified factors impacting on age of engagement and timing of engagement in EI services by families of 377 children with PHL. This retrospective…
Descriptors: Barriers, Learner Engagement, Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments
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Kecman, Emily – Deafness & Education International, 2019
The provision of information is generally not a technical activity, but rather a contextualized social action. Previous research about informed-choice and decision-making for parents of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (POCDHH) has demonstrated this, highlighting the close relationship between contextual factors and the nature of…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Davison-Mowle, John; Leigh, Greg; Duncan, Jill; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Deafness & Education International, 2018
This study sought to describe and classify the support activities provided by all itinerant teachers for students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in regular schools in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), without exclusion. The itinerant teachers (n = 14) varied in terms of formal qualifications and experience and provided support to all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Itinerant Teachers, 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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Cantle Moore, Robyn; Colyvas, Kim – Deafness & Education International, 2018
The purpose of this study was to establish a set of normative data (growth curve and centiles) for the Infant Monitor of vocal Production (IMP) using a representative population of infants with typically developing hearing. A linear mixed effect model and regression was used to derive 'stage-for-age' trajectory and growth centiles from the…
Descriptors: Infants, Parents, Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons
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Simpson, Andrea; Baldwin, Elizabeth Margaret – Deafness & Education International, 2017
This study sought to analyze and evaluate the accessibility, availability and quality of online information regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hearing loss. The most common search engine keyword terms a caregiver may enter when conducting a web search was determined using a keyword search tool. The top websites linked…
Descriptors: Deafness, Children, Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Simpson, Andrea; Stewart, Lauryn; Douglas, Jacinta – Deafness & Education International, 2016
This study investigated the experience of families with young children with hearing loss participating in a self-directed funding scheme in Australia. Eleven hearing caregivers, one male, participated in qualitative semi-structured interviews. Analysis was undertaken using a phenomenological inspired thematic analysis approach. Major themes…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Financial Support, Young Children, Child Caregivers
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Choo, Dawn; Dettman, Shani J. – Deafness & Education International, 2016
During the pre- and post-implant habilitation process, mothers of children using cochlear implants may be coached by clinicians to use appropriate communicative strategies during play according to the family's choice of communication approach. The present study compared observations made by experienced and inexperienced individuals in the analysis…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Video Technology, Observation
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Wong, Cara L.; Ching, Teresa Y. C.; Whitfield, Jessica; Duncan, Jill – Deafness & Education International, 2016
The internet and social media have fast become an everyday aspect of adolescents' lives. Online participation may increase social capital and be particularly beneficial for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH), as it provides an alternative method to communicate, interact with others and access information. However, reduced levels of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Hearing Impairments, Social Capital, Literacy
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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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Carter, Lyndal; Black, Deborah; Bundy, Anita; Williams, Warwick – Deafness & Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to survey the attitudes of parents of adolescent children (with, and without, hearing impairment), with the following objectives: (1) compare perceptions of the parent groups regarding the risk of leisure-noise-related hearing injury; and (2) investigate how comfortable parents felt endorsing their child's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Adolescents, Leisure Time
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Simpson, Andrea; El-Refaie, Amr; Stephenson, Caitlin; Chen, Yi-Ping Phoebe; Deng, Dennis; Erickson, Shane; Tay, David; Morris, Meg E.; Doube, Wendy; Caelli, Terry – Deafness & Education International, 2015
The purpose of this systematic review was to examine whether online or computer-based technologies were effective in assisting the development of speech and language skills in children with hearing loss. Relevant studies of children with hearing loss were analysed with reference to (1) therapy outcomes, (2) factors affecting outcomes, and (3)…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Hearing Therapy, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition
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