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Mayer, Connie; Watson, Linda; Archbold, Sue; Ng, Zheng Yen; Mulla, Imran – Deafness & Education International, 2016
Thirty-three young people with cochlear implants, aged between 9 and 16 years, were assessed for use of their implant system, cognitive abilities, vocabulary, reading, and writing skills. The group came from throughout England and included 26 born deaf, six deafened by meningitis, one with auditory neuropathy, and five with additional needs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Reading Skills
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Young, Alys; Squires, Garry; Oram, Rosemary; Sutherland, Hilary; Hartley, Ralph – Deafness and Education International, 2015
This article concerns further education (FE) as a post-16 destination for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) young people. It addresses: (1) the size and characteristics of the DHH population within the FE sector; (2) the perceived functions of FE for DHH young people; (3) the trends, progress, and achievements of DHH learners within FE provision. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Postsecondary Education, Deafness
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Mather, Julie; Archbold, Sue; Gregory, Sue – Deafness and Education International, 2011
A semi-structured interview format was used to explore the experiences and attitudes of twelve parents and twelve teachers of young people, aged 11-18 years, who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants. The parents stressed the importance of involving the young person in the decision to go ahead with the second implant. Although all…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Interviews, Parents
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Powers, Steve – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This article reports the main findings of a study of twenty-seven high achieving deaf students in England which sought the views of the deaf students, their parents, teachers, and other school professionals on reasons for success. It is a replication of a previous American study but in a UK context. The main findings match those of the American…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Parent Attitudes
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Sutton-Spence, Rachel; Ramsey, Claire – Deafness and Education International, 2010
Deaf teachers around the world have folk models and beliefs that reflect their understanding of what deaf children need to learn in order to develop healthy identities as deaf people. In this research we report what teachers from England, the USA and Mexico have told us about using creative signing with deaf children. Themes emerging from our data…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Rodd, Cathy; Young, Alys – Deafness and Education International, 2009
This study considers the process of prioritisation undertaken by Hearing Impaired (HI) Support Services in England in a context of change driven by early screening, early intervention and reform in children's services. The aim of prioritisation is to identify the relative needs of deaf children and their families fairly, transparently and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Deafness, School Districts, Change Strategies
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Swanwick, Ruth; Oddy, Anne; Roper, Tom – Deafness and Education International, 2005
Consistent evidence from research studies between 1980 and 2000 indicates that deaf children lag behind hearing peers (by 2 to 3.5 years) in mathematics. This study seeks to explore the reasons for this persistent underachievement by focusing on results from the National Mathematics tests taken in the UK by all 14 year olds. The study analysed a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Deafness, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Anderson, Ilona; Martin, Jane; Costa, Anne; Jamieson, Lyn; Bailey, Elspeth; Plant, Geoff; Pitterl, Markus – Deafness and Education International, 2005
Changes in selection criteria have meant that children are being provided with cochlear implants (CI) at increasingly younger ages. However, there is a paucity of measures that are appropriate for testing complex listening skills--most tests are too cognitively complex for such young children. The Common Objects Token (COT) Test was developed as a…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Listening Skills, Auditory Tests, Deafness
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McCracken, Wendy; Young, Alys; Tattersall, Helen; Uus, Kai; Bamford, John – Deafness and Education International, 2005
This article presents results related to the impact on educational support services of the introduction of the first phase of the national Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) in England. This study was funded by the Department of Health and undertaken as one element of a national evaluation of NHSP across a range of domains. It presents…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Hearing (Physiology)
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Polat, Filiz; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Boyle, Bill – Deafness and Education International, 2004
This paper presents some of the findings of the first wave of a national longitudinal study on the transition of deaf young people from school to adult life. The baseline data were gathered on 184 year 11 deaf pupils across England over the course of 15 months. The findings presented focus on the range of activities provided to pupils as a part of…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Deafness, Parent Participation, Young Adults