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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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Dammeyer, Jesper; Chapman, Madeleine; Marschark, Marc – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Pediatric cochlear implantation has successfully provided many congenitally deaf children the opportunity to learn to hear and speak. However, outcomes are mostly assessed through formal audiological testing or by gathering perspectives of parents and teachers rather than the children themselves. Sixty-five children with cochlear implants (CIs)…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Early Adolescents
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Park, Junghyun; Yoon, Jaeyoung – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Using phenomenological methods, the authors examined the kinds of parenting stresses experienced by Korean mothers of deaf children. The participants were 5 Korean mothers ages 45-50 years whose children's communication mode was spoken language. As a result of their data analysis, the researchers constructed 21 concepts and 7 categories, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Variables, Child Rearing, Parent Attitudes
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Paul, Peter V. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The question "What's it like to be deaf?" has engendered debates on whether deafness should be considered a "loss," a "gain," or both. It is doubtful that many scholars would agree that an adequate answer entails only a depiction of the degree of hearing acuity or loss, perhaps in conjunction with age at onset,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Identification (Psychology), Sign Language
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De Clerck, Goedele A. M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The emphasis on potentiality needs to be understood in relation to the evolution of deaf education and the place of sign language in deaf education. We can look upon this evolution from a rational perspective. However, this can only be understood and adequately addressed while also taking into account the emotional chord that is struck in deaf…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sign Language, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences
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Moores, Donald F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Two hundred and fifty years ago, L'Epée and Heinicke were engaged in a disagreement over the role of signs in the education of deaf students, with L'Epée supporting both natural and methodical signs and Heinicke advocating for an oral method without a manual component. This was the beginning of the oral/manual controversy. This controversy set a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Sustainability, Learning Processes, Deafness
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Fitzmaurice, Stephen – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Although many rural Deaf and Hard of Hearing students attend public schools most of the day and use the services of educational interpreters to gain access to the school environment, little information exists on what interpreters are doing in rural school systems in the absence of credentialing requirements. The researcher used ethnographic…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Rural Schools, Deaf Interpreting
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Guan, Connie Qun; Wang, Ye – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Comparing deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children with their hearing peers in learning Chinese, the study tested the lexical quality hypothesis (Perfetti, 1992, 2007), which asserts the importance of building orthographic, phonological, and semantic connections in high-quality lexical representations. DHH children and hearing peers matched on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Semantics
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Damen, Saskia; Janssen, Marleen J.; Ruijssenaars, Wied A. J. J. M.; Schuengel, Carlo – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The High Quality Communication intervention aims to stimulate interpersonal communication between individuals with congenital deaf-blindness (CDB) and their social partners. Found effective in multiple-case experiments, the intervention is based on Trevarthen's theory of intersubjective development (Bråten & Trevarthen, 2007), which describes…
Descriptors: Congenital Impairments, Deaf Blind, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Intervention
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Cheng, Sanyin; Zhang, Li-Fang – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The authors explored how thinking styles relate to quality of university life among deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and hearing university students in mainland China. The first of two studies affirmed the validity and reliability of a modified version of the Quality of University Life Measure (QULM; Sirgy, Grezskowiak, & Rahtz, 2007) among 833…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Wang, Ye; Hartman, Maria; Aziz, Nurul Akmar Abdul; Arora, Sonia; Shi, Lingyun; Tunison, Ellie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The authors systematically reviewed peer-reviewed studies done with LENA (Language ENvironment Analysis) technology, guided by three research questions: (a) What types of studies have been conducted, and with which populations, since the launch of LENA technology?; (b) What challenges related to use of LENA technology were identified?; and (c)…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Technology Integration, Barriers, Language Acquisition
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O'Connell, Noel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
The author explicates the life story of Anne Smyth, a deaf teacher in 19th-century Ireland. The story was written and published in 1858 by another deaf teacher, Charlotte Mary Kelly, who traced Anne Smyth's life trajectory from her birth to the day she began life in a deaf school until her untimely death at the age of 18 years. The study examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Teacher Characteristics, Teachers
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De Clerck, Goedele A.M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
More than 350 deaf/sign language community members gathered at six local deaf clubs in Flanders in 2014 to share perspectives about the future and formulate proposals for policymaking. This initiative, Flemish Deaf Parliament, serves as a platform of deliberative democracy developed through cooperation between Ghent University and the Flemish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Futures (of Society), Citizenship
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