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Engler, Karen S.; MacGregor, Cynthia J. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
At a time when deaf education teacher preparation programs are declining in number, little is known about their actual effectiveness. A phenomenological case study of a graduate-level comprehensive deaf education teacher preparation program at a midwestern university explored empowered and enabled learning of teacher candidates using the Missouri…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Silvestri, Julia; Wang, Ye – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The purpose of the study was to uncover and describe psycholinguistic and sociocognitive factors facilitating effective reading by signing adults who are profoundly deaf and do not use hearing technology. The sample comprised four groups, each consisting of 15 adults, for a total of 60 participants. The four groups were "deaf…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Adults, Deafness, Reading Instruction
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Wong, Cara L.; Ching, Teresa Y. C.; Whitfield, Jessica; Duncan, Jill – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The study explored the social capital of Australian adolescents who were deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and their parents, and investigated the relationship between social capital and individual characteristics, language, literacy, and psychosocial outcomes. Sixteen adolescents (ages 11-14 years) and 24 parents enrolled in the Longitudinal Outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Fink, Bentley; Schoffstall, Sarah; Wendel, Erica – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Social skills are a vehicle by which individuals negotiate important relationships. The present article presents historical data on how social skills in deaf students were conceptualized and studied empirically during the period 1990-2015. Using a structured literature review approach, the researchers coded 266 articles for theoretical frameworks…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Competence, Youth
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Wang, Ye; Silvestri, Julia A.; Jahromi, Laudan B. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The purpose of the study was to identify factors related to reading comprehension, and to compare similarities and differences in the reading processes of deaf and hearing adults. The sample included four groups, each consisting of 15 adults. The groups were identified as (a) deaf high-achieving readers, (b) deaf low-achieving readers, (c) hearing…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Adults, Reading Comprehension
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Young, Alys – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
This article examines sustainability, equality, and sign language in terms of parents' and families' journeys to construct, deconstruct, and discover meanings through their experience of having a deaf child. Discussion is confined to hearing parents with deaf children, and the chapter focuses on two issues: (a) deafness or being d/Deaf and (b)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sustainability, Sign Language, Parent Role
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Paul, Peter V. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The through-the-air mode is the "real engine" for thought and communication, and that on which secondary representations such as print or Braille are based. This should not be construed as an either-or; it is important to develop high levels of thought in both through-the- air and the corresponding secondary (or captured) modes. It is…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Literacy, Printed Materials
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Stokar, Hayley; Orwat, John – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The study examined the experiences of hearing managers of Deaf restaurant employees regarding accommodation and social integration. Deaf workers who use American Sign Language have diff erent social and accommodation needs than hearing coworkers, but most hearing managers are unfamiliar with these needs. Using stigma theory to frame issues of…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Dining Facilities, Employees, Deafness
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Rufsvold, Ronda; Wang, Ye; Hartman, Maria C.; Arora, Sonia B.; Smolen, Elaine R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The researchers investigated the effects of adult language input on the quantity of language, vocabulary development, and understanding of basic concepts of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children who used listening and spoken language. Using audio recording and Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) software, the study involved 30 preschool DHH…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development
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Jokinen, Markku – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Full participation is one of the general principles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for enabling the enjoyment of human rights. This concept cuts across all issues in the Convention, and is a specific obligation of states/parties that have ratified the Convention document. Other general principles…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Sustainability, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Levinger, Miriam; Allassad Alhuzail, Nuzha – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The authors examine parenting stress and coping strategies and their relation to satisfaction with family quality of life in a unique population: hearing Bedouin parents of children born with partial or total hearing loss in southern Israel. Could variables previously shown to predict families' quality of life in other populations with children…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Coping, Stress Variables, Migrants
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Becker, Sharon J.; Bowen, Sandy K. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The researchers examine the perspectives of service providers involved in educating students who are both deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and English Learners (EL). Using qualitative phenomenology methodology, the researchers interviewed eight service providers in one school district about their perspectives on the unique challenges and issues…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, English Language Learners, Attitude Measures
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Mitchiner, Julie; Batamula, Christi; Kite, Bobbie Jo – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The study investigated the "hundred languages of Deaf children" (Malaguzzi, 1993) in two schools using the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, which originated in Italy. One principle of this approach, "the hundred languages of children," supports young children in expressing their ideas and thoughts in…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Deafness, Early Childhood Education, Communication Strategies
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Rodríguez-Santos, José Miguel; García-Orza, Javier; Calleja, Marina; Damas, Jesús; Iza, Mauricio – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
It is commonly found that deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students experience delayed mathematical achievement. The present study used two nonsymbolic comparison tasks to explore the basic numerical skills of DHH students. Nine prelocutive DHH students with cochlear implants and nine hearing students, matched on nonverbal IQ, visual short-term…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy
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Beckner, Brittany N.; Helme, Donald W. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Identity construction and how an individual chooses to navigate or display his or her identity play an important role in how that person communicates and interacts with others. One group for whom identity construction and navigation is a difficult process is the hard of hearing population. In the present study, Communication Theory of Identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Deafness, Hearing (Physiology), Interpersonal Communication
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