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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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Kermit, Patrick Stefan – Deafness & Education International, 2019
Critical theoretical approaches to the concept of recognition emphasise the Hegelian concept of a morally motivated struggle to obtain an identity that can be characterised as authentic. This paper takes the concept of a struggle for recognition, Erwing Goffman's concept of "passing", and the cross-disciplinary concept of languaging as…
Descriptors: Children, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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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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Haualand, Hilde; Holmström, Ingela – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This article focuses on the similar approaches to, yet different contexts of legal recognition of sign languages in Sweden and Norway. We use examples from sign language documentation (both scientific and popular), legislation that mentions sign language, organization of implementation of sign language acquisition, and public discourse (as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Fobi, Daniel; Oppong, Alexander M. – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This paper discusses historical and contemporary issues regarding communication approaches for educating Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children in Ghana. Discussion of the communication approaches took into account a brief historical background to the development of formal education for DHH children in the country, academic achievement of DHH…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Communication
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Alasim, Khalid; Paul, Peter V. – Deafness & Education International, 2019
Students who are hard of hearing in Saudi Arabia are educated full-time in self-contained classrooms. One possible reason that these students have not been included in general education classrooms is related to teachers' attitudes. The present study investigated the attitudes of teachers of students who are hard of hearing and of general education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Self Contained Classrooms
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Hettiarachchi, Shyamani; Ranaweera, Mahishi – Deafness & Education International, 2019
The lack of early identification, suboptimal language stimulation and limited remedial services in Sri Lanka for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing place them at-risk of language delay. The reality for many preschool and primary school children entering formal education in Sri Lanka is a language delay in spoken language and/or sign language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Language Impairments
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Powell, Denise; Boon, Anita; Luckner, John – Deafness & Education International, 2019
One of the most important achievements individuals accomplish is the development of a first language. However, many students who are deaf who use sign language to communicate struggle to become fluent in sign. One factor that hinders their language development is the fact that most of the adults they interact with do not sign well. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Teacher Competencies, Deafness
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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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Bharadwaj, Sneha V.; Lund, Emily – Deafness & Education International, 2018
The objective of this single case design study was to examine the effectiveness of teaching comprehension monitoring strategy on strategy use as well as on reading comprehension performance. Four children with bilateral severe-profound hearing loss between the ages of 10-11 years and enrolled in the 3rd-5th grade classroom in a regional day school…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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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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Davids, Ronel S.; Roman, Nicolette V.; Schenck, Catherina J. – Deafness & Education International, 2018
Many studies on parenting styles with children with disabilities exist; however, few investigate parenting styles of hearing parents whose children have a hearing loss. The aim of this review is to explore the limited previous literature on interventions targeting this phenomenon. Data was extracted from search engines, Ebscohost (Academic Search…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship
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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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