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ERIC Number: EJ917906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Evidence-Based Practice in Educating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children: Teaching to Their Cognitive Strengths and Needs
Marschark, Marc; Spencer, Patricia Elizabeth; Adams, Jennifer; Sapere, Patricia
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v26 n1 p3-16 Feb 2011
This paper examines research findings concerning the loci of the pervasive academic underachievement among deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children and issues associated with interventions and instructional methods that could help to reduce or eliminate it. Investigators have hypothesised that at least 50% of the variability in DHH students' achievement may be because of instructional factors, and several studies have indicated that when taught by experienced teachers of the deaf in mixed classrooms, DHH students may gain just as much as their hearing peers. Only recently, however, have findings begun to emerge concerning related language and cognitive differences between DHH and hearing students as well as instructional differences between teachers with and without experience in teaching DHH students. Building on convergent evidence from such studies offers the prospect of a significant improvement in academic outcomes for those children in the future. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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