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Lapinsky, Jessica; Colonna, Caitlin; Sexton, Patricia; Richard, Mariah – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
The study examined the effectiveness of a workshop on Deaf culture and basic medical American Sign Language for increasing osteopathic student physicians' confidence and knowledge when interacting with ASL-using patients. Students completed a pretest in which they provided basic demographic information, rated their confidence levels, took a video…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Student Subcultures, Medical Students
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Leppo, Rachel; Ge, Jin Jin; Bond, Mark – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Using from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study (Newman et al., 2011), the authors investigated longitudinal patterns of educational accommodations use in secondary and, later, postsecondary settings by students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH). The study focused on language and communication (LC) accommodations used primarily…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Hearing Impairments
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Eleweke, C. Jonah; Agboola, Isaac O.; Guteng, Simon I. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
The advancement of deaf education and services in numerous developing countries can be traced to the pioneering efforts of many Gallaudet University alumni. In Africa, for instance, the work of one such great alumnus, Dr. Andrew Foster, stands out. Foster is credited with efforts that resulted in the establishment of over 30 educational…
Descriptors: Deafness, Universities, Alumni, Special Education
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Li, Degao; Gao, Kejuan; Wu, Xueyun; Xong, Ying; Chen, Xiaojun; He, Weiwei; Li, Ling; Huang, Jingjia – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Two experiments investigated Chinese deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) adolescents' recognition of category names in an innovative task of semantic categorization. In each trial, the category-name target appeared briefly at the screen center followed by two words or two pictures for two basic-level exemplars of high or middle typicality, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Adolescents
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Rinat, Michael; Cinamon, Rachel Gali; Most, Tova – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
The study examined the contribution of parents' occupational status and expectations regarding persons with hearing loss to career-related support they provide their deaf and hard of hearing (dhh) adolescent children. Thirty-eight parents completed the Evaluation of Occupational Competence Scale (Weisel & Cinamon, 2005), the Evaluation of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Adolescents, Hearing Impairments, Expectation
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Crowe, Kathryn; McLeod, Sharyanne; McKinnon, David H.; Ching, Teresa – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Children who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) grow up in environments influenced by their parents' attitudes, which may facilitate or impede these children's development and participation (World Health Organization, 2007). The attitudes of 152 Australian parents of DHH children ages 3 years 7 months to 9 years 5 months (M = 6 years 5 months)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Attitude Measures, Adults
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Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Caemmerer, Jacqueline M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
Parent Involvement and parent expectations are important factors in successful academic and career outcomes for students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Parental roles are particularly important during the transition planning process for students with disabilities. Results are presented from an exploratory study of 56 parents that measured…
Descriptors: Deafness, Postsecondary Education, Hearing Impairments, Parent Attitudes
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Rodríguez-Santos, José Miguel; Calleja, Marina; García-Orza, Javier; Iza, Mauricio; Damas, Jesús – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
Deaf Children usually achieve lower scores on numerical tasks than normally hearing peers. Explanations for mathematical disabilities in hearing children are based on quantity representation deficits (Geary, 1994) or on deficits in accessing these representations (Rousselle & Noël, 2008). The present study aimed to verify, by means of symbolic…
Descriptors: Evidence, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Number Concepts
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Gardiner-Walsh, Stephanie; Kemmery, Megan; Compton, Mary V. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
Faculty Shortages in the study of low-incidence sensory disabilities (deafness, blindness, deaf-blindness) constitute personnel preparation challenges, as documented by a variety of organizations. To alleviate this deficit in the low-incidence sensory disability professoriat, the National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) was…
Descriptors: Deafness, Incidence, Educational Research, Blindness
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Wang, Ye; Andrews, Jean – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
In this, the first article in the "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue on English reading development for individuals who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing, the coeditors aim to promote interdisciplinary dialogue among researchers regarding literacy research with d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) students by setting the tone for an…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Qualitative Research, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Wang, Ye; Williams, Cheri – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
In a qualitative meta-analysis , the researchers systematically reviewed qualitative and quantitative meta-analyses on reading research with PK-12 students published after the 2000 National Reading Panel (NRP) report. Eleven qualitative and 39 quantitative meta-analyses were reviewed examining reading research with typically developing hearing…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Meta Analysis, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Allen, Thomas E.; Letteri, Amy; Choi, Song Hoa; Dang, Daqian – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
A brief review is provided of recent research on the impact of early visual language exposure on a variety of developmental outcomes, including literacy, cognition, and social adjustment. This body of work points to the great importance of giving young deaf children early exposure to a visual language as a critical precursor to the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Mayer, Connie; Trezek, Beverly J. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
A quarter century ago, Hanson (1989) asked, "Is reading different for deaf individuals?" (p. 85). Appealing to evidence available at the time, she argued that skilled deaf readers, like their hearing counterparts, relied on their knowledge of English structure, including phonological information. This perspective on the role phonology…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Deafness, Phonology, English
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McQuarrie, Lynn; Parrila, Rauno – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
Cumulating evidence suggests that the establishment of high-quality phonological representations is the "cognitive precursor" that facilitates the acquisition of language (spoken, signed, and written). The authors present two studies that contrast the nature of bilingual profoundly deaf children's phonological representations derived…
Descriptors: Phonology, Deafness, Sign Language, Bilingualism
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McDonald, Donna – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
In this essay, the author describes how, and why, she tackled a lifetime of questions about her deafness and experiences of being deaf by writing a memoir called The Art of Being Deaf. While researching her memoir, the author discovered that the questions about her deafness that she most needed to answer were her own. Having first read many…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Autobiographies, Personal Narratives
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