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De Raeve, Leo; Baerts, Johan; Colleye, Evelyne; Croux, Edith – Deafness and Education International, 2012
In the last two decades the population of deaf children has changed dramatically in these countries where universal hearing screening, early intervention, digital hearing aids, and cochlear implants are available. Most of these children can now acquire intelligible spoken language and they go to mainstream school in larger proportions. But…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Early Intervention, Speech, Oral Language
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van der Kant, Anne; Vermeulen, Anneke; De Raeve, Leo; Schreuder, Robert – Deafness and Education International, 2010
This paper reports the results of two studies of reading comprehension of Flemish children in Belgium. In the northern part of Belgium (Flanders), Dutch is the official language. The Dutch-speaking inhabitants of Flanders are called Flemish. Dutch is also the national language of the Netherlands. Despite both groups using Dutch, cultural…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Deafness, Children, Assistive Technology
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Wiefferink, C. H.; Spaai, G. W. G.; Uilenburg, N.; Vermeij, B. A. M.; De Raeve, L. – Deafness and Education International, 2008
In the present study, language development of Dutch children with a cochlear implant (CI) in a bilingual educational setting and Flemish children with a CI in a dominantly monolingual educational setting is compared. In addition, we compared the development of spoken language with the development of sign language in Dutch children. Eighteen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Hearing Impairments, Comparative Analysis