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Almotiri, Abdullah – Deafness & Education International, 2017
Understanding how deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) international students transition to post-secondary institutions is important for ensuring their academic and personal success. In this grounded theory study, five Saudi Arabian students who are DHH and enrolled at Gallaudet University were interviewed about their transition experience. Participants…
Descriptors: Deafness, Postsecondary Education, Grounded Theory, Student Experience
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Mpuang, Kerileng D.; Mukhopadhyay, Sourav; Malatsi, Nelly – Deafness & Education International, 2015
This descriptive phenomenological study investigates teachers' experiences of using sign language for learners who are deaf in the primary schools in Botswana. Eight in-service teachers who have had more than ten years of teaching deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) learners were purposively selected for this study. Data were collected using multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Language of Instruction, Phenomenology
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Isarin, Jet; van Zadelhoff, Ilse; Wolters-Leermakers, Nina; Speksnijder-Bregman, Marjon; Hannink, Mariën; Knoors, Harry – Deafness & Education International, 2015
An increasing number of deaf children with additional disabilities receive a cochlear implant (CI). International studies on cochlear implantation in deaf children with additional disabilities show less and slower speech and language gains, but improvement in overall quality of life. In order to qualify the concept of quality of life this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Assistive Technology, Deafness
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Beazley, S.; Chilton, H. – Deafness & Education International, 2015
In recent years, there has been increasing research interest in the development of theory of mind (ToM) in deaf children and young people and the conditions which might enable or suppress development of the set of skills involved. However, the views of practitioners working with deaf children have not been widely explored. This paper presents the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Theory of Mind, Fiction, Childrens Literature
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Mather, Julie; Gregory, Sue; Archbold, Sue – Deafness and Education International, 2011
Fifteen young people who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants were interviewed about their experiences. The majority had become full-time users, and all found improvements in listening with the second implant, including those who did not continue to wear it. All would recommend sequential bilateral implantation to their peers. For…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Assistive Technology, Interviews
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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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Hadjikakou, Kika; Nicolaou, Nicoletta; Antonopoulou, Katerina; Stampoltzis, Aglaia – Deafness and Education International, 2010
This study investigates the psychosocial adjustment of hearing siblings of deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) children, as well as the quality of the relationships between siblings and between hearing siblings and mothers. Thirty families from Cyprus took part in the study. Self-report data were collected from the mothers and the hearing siblings.…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Child Behavior, Well Being, Siblings
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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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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
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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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Hadjikakou, Kika; Nikolaraizi, Magda – Deafness and Education International, 2008
This study investigates the personal communication memories and experiences of adult deaf people during their childhoods in their homes. In order to obtain relevant information in depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with twenty four Cypriot deaf individuals between the ages of 19 to 54 years with different family and school…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Siblings, Child Rearing, Special Schools
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Uzuner, Yildiz – Deafness and Education International, 2007
This action research study investigated the impacts of teaching strategies based on the balanced literacy approach on story grammar acquisition of three Turkish students with hearing loss. Data were collected from students' work, archival information, interviews and observations during lessons which were audio- and video-recorded. The pre- and…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Test Results, Action Research, Hearing (Physiology)
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Swanwick, Ruth; Tsverik, Isabel – Deafness and Education International, 2007
A central feature of a sign bilingual approach is the use of sign language, and the associated role of deaf adults in deaf children's education. This project explores whether this approach is compatible with the goals of cochlear implantation, which are to maximise a deaf child's potential to hear and improve speech perception. There is no…
Descriptors: Observation, Language Role, Sign Language, Deafness
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Watson, Linda M.; Gregory, Susan – Deafness and Education International, 2005
Five cases of non-use of cochlear implants by children were investigated through semi-structured interviews with the children and their carers. The children were interviewed at school by a researcher who is deaf, and the carers, all of whom were hearing, were interviewed at home by a hearing researcher when the children were not present. The…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interviews
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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
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