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Pereira, Patricia Cristina Andrade; Fortes, Paulo Antonio de Carvalho – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
In Brazil, recent regulations require changes in private and public health systems to make special services available to deaf patients. In the present article, the researchers analyze the perceptions of 25 sign language-using patients regarding this assistance. The researchers found communication difficulties between these patients and health…
Descriptors: Health Services, Patients, Foreign Countries, Researchers
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Rydberg, Emelie; Gellerstedt, Lotta Coniavitis; Danermark, Berth – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
The position of deaf people in the Swedish labor market is described and analyzed. A population of 2,144 people born from 1941 to 1980 who attended special education programs for the deaf was compared to 100,000 randomly chosen individuals from the total Swedish population born during the same period. Data on these individuals consisted of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Attainment, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
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Kurkova, Petra; Scheetz, Nanci; Stelzer, Jiri – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
The authors describe and compare how physical education classes and healthy lifestyle concepts are taught in selected Czech and U.S. schools for the deaf. Professionals who participated in the study included principals and teachers employed by 4 schools for the deaf. Data from schools were collected during the summer and fall semesters, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Foreign Countries
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Luckner, John L.; Bowen, Sandy K. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
Progress monitoring is a set of techniques used to assess students' academic performance on a regular and frequent basis. Different forms of progress monitoring have been used effectively in the field of general special education for more than 20 years. However, to date, limited information about how progress monitoring is being used in the field…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Student Motivation
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Easterbrooks, Susan R.; Lederberg, Amy R.; Connor, Carol M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
Specific characteristics of early literacy environments support hearing children's emergent literacy. The researchers investigated these characteristics' role in emergent literacy in young deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children, using the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO; M. W. Smith, Dickinson, Sangeorge, &…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Phonological Awareness, Self Contained Classrooms
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Vernon, McCay; Rhodes, Anthony – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
An orientation to autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), also known as autism, is provided, and the specific syndrome of autism and deafness is addressed. The two conditions have in common a major problem: communication. Case histories are provided, the development of treatment for autism is discussed, and the separate disorders that make up ASD are…
Descriptors: Autism, Residential Schools, Deafness, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Nowakowski, Matilda E.; Tasker, Susan L.; Schmidt, Louis A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Mounting evidence points to joint attention as a mediating variable in children's adaptive behavior. Joint attention in interactions between hearing mothers and congenitally deaf (n = 27) and hearing (n = 29) children, ages 18-36 months, was examined. All deaf children had severe to profound hearing loss. Mother-child interactions were coded for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Social Behavior, Deafness, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Coll, Kenneth M.; Cutler, Martin M.; Thobro, Patti; Haas, Robin; Powell, Stephanie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
The study compared psychosocial risk behaviors of adolescents who were deaf or hard of hearing with those of their hearing peers in a residential treatment facility. Statistically significant differences emerged between groups. The adolescents who were deaf or hard of hearing demonstrated clinically higher scores than those of their hearing peers…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Risk, Adolescents
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Allen, Thomas E.; Clark, M. Diane; del Giudice, Alex; Koo, Daniel; Lieberman, Amy; Mayberry, Rachel; Millerd, Paul – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Four critical responses to an article, "The Role of Phonology and Phonologically Related Skills in Reading Instruction for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" (Wang, Trezek, Luckner, & Paul, 2008), are presented. Issue is taken with the conclusions of the article by Wang and colleagues regarding the "necessary" condition of phonological…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Phonology, Partial Hearing, Deafness
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Paul, Peter V.; Wang, Ye; Trezek, Beverly J.; Luckner, John L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Paul, Wang, Trezek, and Luckner offer a rebuttal to an article by Allen, Clark, del Giudice, Koo, Lieberman, Mayberry, and Miller published in the same issue of the "American Annals of the Deaf" (Fall 2009) that is critical of an article by Wang, Trezek, Luckner, and Paul that was published in the Fall 2008 "Annals". Major themes from the article…
Descriptors: Phonology, Deafness, Literature Reviews, Research Methodology
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Marschark, Marc; Sapere, Patricia; Convertino, Carol M.; Mayer, Connie; Wauters, Loes; Sarchet, Thomastine – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Reading achievement among deaf students typically lags significantly behind hearing peers, a situation that has changed little despite decades of research. This lack of progress and recent findings indicating that deaf students face many of the same challenges in comprehending sign language as they do in comprehending text suggest that…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Deafness, American Sign Language
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Syverud, Susan M.; Guardino, Caroline; Selznick, Dana N. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
The researchers analyzed the effectiveness of teaching phonological skills to a deaf child using the Direct Instruction curriculum titled "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" (Engelmann, Haddox, & Bruner, 1983). There are few studies that support the use of phonological interventions with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Decoding (Reading)
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Luft, Pamela; Bonello, Mary; Zirzow, Nichole K. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
To be competitive in the workplace, deaf and hard of hearing students must not only possess basic computer literacy but also know how to use and care for personal assistive and listening technology. An instrument was developed and pilot-tested on 45 middle school and high school deaf and hard of hearing students in 5 public school programs, 4…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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Woolsey, M. Lynn; Herring, Tina J.; Satterfield, Susan T. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
Social Studies is a devalued subject in public schools. Worse, apparently no research exists on social studies instruction for students in deaf education. The researchers investigated the allocation of time for social studies in 7 residential schools and 1 day school. Using an ecobehavioral assessment tool, they observed 30 deaf students (grades…
Descriptors: Day Schools, Residential Schools, Partial Hearing, Deafness
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Toth, Anne – American Annals of the Deaf, 2009
This pilot research project examined the use of sign language as a communication bridge for non-Deaf children between the ages of 0-6 years who had been diagnosed with, or whose communication difficulties suggested, the presence of such disorders as Autism, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and/or learning disabilities.…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Oral Language, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome
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