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ERIC Number: EJ934526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Improving DHH Students' Grammar through an Individualized Software Program
Cannon, Joanna E.; Easterbrooks, Susan R.; Gagne, Phill; Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v16 n4 p437-457 Fall 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine if the frequent use of a targeted, computer software grammar instruction program, used as an individualized classroom activity, would influence the comprehension of morphosyntax structures (determiners, tense, and complementizers) in deaf/hard-of-hearing (DHH) participants who use American Sign Language (ASL). Twenty-six students from an urban day school for the deaf participated in this study. Two hierarchical linear modeling growth curve analyses showed that the influence of "LanguageLinks: Syntax Assessment and Intervention" (LL) resulted in statistically significant gains in participants' comprehension of morphosyntax structures. Two dependent t tests revealed statistically significant results between the pre- and postintervention assessments on the "Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation--Norm Referenced". The daily use of LL increased the morphosyntax comprehension of the participants in this study and may be a promising practice for DHH students who use ASL.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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