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Woolsey, M. Lynn; Satterfield, Susan T.; Roberson, Len – American Annals of the Deaf, 2006
Visual Phonics is an instructional program to provide print awareness, alphabet knowledge, and sound-letter correspondence for children with hearing loss who experience difficulty developing a foundation of phonemic awareness skills. Its purpose is "to clarify the sound symbol relationship between spoken English and print" (Waddy-Smith…
Descriptors: Phonics, Speech Language Pathology, Phonemes, Partial Hearing
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Markey, Carmel; Power, Des; Booker, George – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
The study focused on the development of the concept of fractions in a group of 11- and 12-year-old students who were deaf or hard of hearing. The approach implemented in the study relied extensively on the use of games with very little formal instruction. It emphasized the development of appropriate language to facilitate an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction
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Reed, Susanne – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
A qualitative case study examined beliefs and practices of itinerant teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students concerning literacy development, the match between these teachers' beliefs and practices, and the impact of itinerant settings. Five itinerant teachers and 15 students participated. Hearing losses were mild to profound. The research…
Descriptors: Hearing (Physiology), Partial Hearing, Deafness, Lifelong Learning
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Knoors, Harry; Meuleman, Judith; Klatter-Folmer, Jetske – American Annals of the Deaf, 2003
The authors compared evaluations by parents and teachers of the communicative abilities of deaf children. Such comparisons between parents' and professionals' assessments of the language development of children who are deaf can provide useful information on which to base ecologically valid intervention approaches. A secondary interest of the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Bilingual Education Programs, Language Acquisition, Bilingualism
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Turner, Nancy D.; Traxler, Maryann – American Annals of the Deaf, 1997
Presents an annotated bibliography of 14 children's books featuring children with hearing impairment. Also offers suggestions for related learning activities in inclusive classrooms to enhance experiences with the books. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Hearing Impairments, Inclusive Schools
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McIntosh, R. Anne; And Others – American Annals of the Deaf, 1994
This paper urges educators of deaf students to make a greater effort to teach science conceptually to foster real understanding and produce scientifically literate students. The state of science education in general, and for deaf students specifically, is reviewed. Recommendations stress process-oriented teaching, cooperative learning, and…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Concept Formation, Cooperative Learning, Deafness
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Quinsland, Larry K.; Van Ginkel, Anne – American Annals of the Deaf, 1990
This paper defines the concept of structured processing as an activity that encourages students to reflect, describe, analyze, and communicate that which was recently experienced. The paper explores structured processing, outlines a cognitive processing hierarchy, and suggests methods for designing and leading processing activities for…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Communication (Thought Transfer), Concept Formation
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Beykirch, Hugh L.; And Others – American Annals of the Deaf, 1990
Twenty-eight hearing college students were trained on 30 signs from American Sign Language that had been classified as iconic, opaque, or abstract. Students learned and retained iconic signs better than opaque or abstract. A videotaped presentation mode produced greater consistency in scores than computer-assisted instruction. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Computer Assisted Instruction, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education
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Rittenhouse, Robert K.; Kenyon, Patricia L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1990
Twenty hearing-impaired adolescents were taught idiomatic expressions using captioned videotape presentations followed by classroom discussion, or by extended classroom discussions. Improvement in understanding idioms was significantly greater under the videotape method. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Hearing Impairments, Idioms, Instructional Effectiveness
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Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara – American Annals of the Deaf, 1993
Strategies to facilitate the language development of children with deafness or hearing impairments are presented, including capitalizing on the linguistic opportunities provided in particular environments; rearranging environments; responding to indications that children have comprehended messages and are open to risk communication; and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Early Childhood Education, Hearing Impairments, Intervention
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Hasselbring, Ted S. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1994
This paper discusses two approaches to designing and studying integrated media applications, relating each to current theories of learning and thinking. After a discussion of the "curriculum embellishment" and "break-the-mold" approaches, alternatives to decontextualized curricula are examined in the context of new and revised goals for learning.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Disabilities
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McKnight, Tom K. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1989
The study found no significant difference between 50 deaf and 50 hearing readers' sensitivity to contextual build-up as evaluated in a cumulative cloze exercise, using readers at the eighth-, tenth-, and twelfth- grade levels. Differences in the number of deaf and hearing readers' responses were found at the fourth- and sixth-grade levels.…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Comparative Analysis, Context Clues, Deafness
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Slike, Samuel B.; And Others – American Annals of the Deaf, 1989
Twenty college students learned sign language vocabularly via an interactive videodisc system, while 20 control group students learned the same signs through a traditional classroom approach. The experimental group took one-third less time to learn as many signs as the control group. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video
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Hanson, Vicki L.; Padden, Carol A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1989
A bilingual instructional program was developed to teach written English to elementary-aged deaf students who are fluent in American Sign Language. The student-directed language learning uses interactive video and offers five activity options: watch a story, read a story, answer questions about a story, write a story, or caption a story.…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education
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Schirmer, Barbara R. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1989
Twenty severely/profoundly hearing-impaired children, aged three-six, interacted with the investigator while playing with toys. A significant relationship was found between imaginative play and language development. No relationship was found between imaginative play and chronological age. Correspondences were found between language development and…
Descriptors: Age, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Language Acquisition
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