ERIC Number: ED353731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Cognitive Processes and the Hearing-Impaired Learner.
Martin, David S.
This paper reviews the literature on the intellectual abilities and performance of deaf learners within educational settings. The paper addresses such questions as whether deaf learners learn differently from hearing learners; whether deaf learners have the same intellectual capacity as hearing learners; how opinions have changed regarding the intellectual abilities of deaf learners; and at what point intervention is effective. It is concluded that the most promising approaches to planned interventions are those which have: (1) a strong theoretical basis; (2) a focus on teacher training or re-training in the specific methodology; (3) a comprehensive incorporation of several, rather than only a few, cognitive skills; (4) regular opportunities for students to apply these skills to subject matter; and (5) an explicit metacognitive focus in helping students become aware of cognitive processes and strategies. (Contains 107 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Literacy and the Hearing Impaired Conference Proceedings (Washington, DC, May 18-20, 1989); see EC 301 760.