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Strassman, Barbara K.; Marashian, Knar; Memon, Zahra – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
The authors culled evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for effective instruction from practice guides and national studies addressing the development of academic language in English Language Learners (ELLs). Working within the framework of the qualitative similarity hypothesis (Paul, Wang, & Williams, 2013), the authors used the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Discourse, Hearing Impairments, Deafness
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Millen, Kaitlyn; Dorn, Brittany; Luckner, John L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
Friendships and self-determination are two factors that positively influence success in school and adult life. Examining the relationship between these two constructs among a sample of students who were deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), the researchers used the Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (Shogren, Wehmeyer, Burke, & Palmer,…
Descriptors: Friendship, Self Determination, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Butler, Janine – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
Educational rights and other rights enumerated in federal law support deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) viewers' access to captions in visual electronic media, yet uncaptioned and inadequately captioned media still exist. To determine what is satisfactory in captioned media and what could be improved to ensure access, data were gathered from focus…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Visual Aids, Layout (Publications)
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Yan, Jingqi; Li, Degao – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students tend to experience delayed development of grammatical skills in written language. However, much remains unknown about the mechanism behind this phenomenon. In the present study, the researchers used a self-paced moving-window reading task to investigate DHH students' understanding of causal and adversative…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Sentences, Foreign Countries
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Scott, Jessica A.; Goldberg, Hanah; Connor, Carol McDonald; Lederberg, Amy R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
Already well documented for hearing children, schooling's effects on early literacy skills for young students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) were examined for the first time in the present study. Piecewise growth curve modeling was used to describe 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old students' growth in phonological awareness, letter-word…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Emergent Literacy, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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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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