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Grandpierre, Viviane; Nassrallah, Flora; Potter, Beth K.; Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth M.; Thomas, Roanne; Taylor, Jenn; Sikora, Lindsey – Deafness & Education International, 2019
Efforts to improve cultural competence in pediatric hearing loss services should be informed by evidence of how culture can affect services, yet there is a paucity of research in the field of audiology. The aim of this study was to gain insight into practitioners' experiences with offering early hearing loss services to minority culture families.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Health Services, Pediatrics, Hearing Impairments
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Poon, Brenda T.; Simmons, Noreen R. – Deafness & Education International, 2016
Population-based outcome monitoring could provide useful information about factors that differentially influence the developmental trajectories of deaf or hard-of-hearing children. A strong basis for population-based outcome monitoring is a coordinated, longitudinal data collection, and management infrastructure that includes quality local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Data Collection, Deafness
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Jamieson, Janet R.; Zaidman-Zait, Anat; Poon, Brenda – Deafness and Education International, 2011
Little has been documented about the needs for information, guidance, and support of parents of school-age children with hearing loss, particularly those whose children are about to enter or are in the often turbulent stage of adolescence. The purpose of this study was to provide new knowledge about the specific needs of parents of adolescents and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Family Programs
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McDermid, Campbell – Deafness and Education International, 2009
Deaf instructors of American Sign Language have taught ASL in formal institutions of higher learning for several decades now, yet little is known of the challenges they face within those contexts. In this study, interviews with instructors of five ASL--English Interpreter Programs (AEIP) and four Deaf Studies Programs (DSP) in Canada identified a…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, Social Capital, American Sign Language