ERIC Number: EJ1071392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing Preschool Deaf Children's Language and Literacy Learning from an Educational Media Series
Golos, Debbie B.; Moses, Annie M.
American Annals of the Deaf, v158 n4 p411-425 2013
With the increase in research on multiliteracies comes greater interest in exploring multiple pathways of learning for deaf children. Educational media have been increasingly examined as a tool for facilitating the development of deaf children's language and literacy skills. The authors investigated whether preschool deaf children (N = 31) acquired targeted American Sign Language and literacy skills after viewing one video from an educational video series in ASL. Descriptive statistics were gathered and a split-plot ANOVA was conducted to determine whether targeted literacy scores increased from pretest to posttest and whether scores varied by baseline ASL skills. A significant improvement was found in the skills targeted in the video, which occurred regardless of the level of baseline ASL skills. The findings support the claim that learning ASL and literacy skills through educational media may benefit deaf children with varied levels of exposure to ASL.
Descriptors: Deafness, Preschool Children, Literacy Education, Language Acquisition, Hearing Impairments, American Sign Language, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Scores, Educational Technology, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development, Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
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