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Alfano, Alliete R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Only 15% of children with hearing loss who could receive a cochlear implant receive one leaving American Sign Language (ASL) as their access to communication. Spanish-speaking families face even greater challenges including learning different languages/cultures and lack of trained Hispanic professionals. This study identifies how Hispanic mothers…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Mothers, Children, Hearing Impairments
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Donne, Vicki; Hansen, Mary A.; Zigmond, Naomi – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
This study presents longitudinal data analysis of 6 years of reading scores on a large-scale statewide performance-based alternate assessment for 214 students who are deaf/hard of hearing and have an additional cognitive disability. Assessment scores were examined by complexity level, within grade-level bands, and individually over time. Results…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Comorbidity, Reading Achievement
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Miller, Kevin J. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
The author recounts his experience as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in the Department of Special Education at Armenian State Pedagogical University in Yerevan during the fall of 2016. He describes the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, especially as it pertains to Armenia, and explores the current state of special education in Armenia, specifically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Special Education
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Ganek, Hillary V.; Eriks-Brophy, Alice – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
The aim of this study was to present a protocol for the validation of the Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) System's conversational turn count (CTC) for Vietnamese speakers. Ten families of children aged between 22 and 42 months, recruited near Ho Chi Minh City, participated in this project. Each child wore the LENA audio recorder for a full…
Descriptors: Vietnamese, Native Speakers, Video Technology, Protocol Analysis
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Ramkissoon, Ishara; Buchanan, Kathryn R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Health care professionals including physicians, nurses, and audiologists are charged with providing comprehensive geriatric care for millions of aging adults. As baby boomers mature, prevalence of age-related hearing loss (ARHL) among adults aged 45+ years has risen from 30% to 50%. New findings have emerged regarding risk factors affecting ARHL…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Educational Strategies, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults
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Chilton, Helen; Beazley, Sarah M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
In literature which discusses the Theory of Mind (ToM) of deaf children, the lens is usually focused on the child. Here, the lens is directed toward the practitioners and the potential they have to support the development of ToM. In considering a practice-focused approach, we report on the strategies used by five educators of five deaf children…
Descriptors: Fiction, Theory of Mind, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Brouwer, Kyle; Downing, Hannah; Westhoff, Sara; Wait, Ryann; Entwisle, Lavin K.; Messersmith, Jessica J.; Hanson, Elizabeth K. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate if intervention based on a mobile application would improve the print knowledge and vocabulary of preschool children with and without hearing loss. This was a multiple baseline study that included four preschool children. Two of the children had hearing loss and utilized cochlear implants, while the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Intervention, Preschool Children, Assistive Technology
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Trussell, Jessica W.; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) struggle to attain grade-equivalent literacy skills and require education interventions to improve. Recent literature reviews have revealed the need for high-quality intervention research for the following areas of reading: vocabulary development, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Literature Reviews, Intervention
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Thomas, Anne E.; Marvin, Christine A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Program monitoring is an important and necessary assessment practice within the field of early childhood deaf education. Effective program monitoring requires a focus on both the consistent implementation of intervention strategies (fidelity) and the assessment of children's ongoing progress in response to interventions (progress monitoring).…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Early Intervention, Progress Monitoring
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Luckner, John L.; Bruce, Susan M.; Ferrell, Kay Alicyn – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center at the University of Florida (http://ceedar.education.ufl.edu/) is a national technical assistance center dedicated to supporting states in their efforts to develop teachers and leaders who can successfully prepare students with disabilities to achieve…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Deaf Blind, Disabilities, Teacher Education
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Richels, Corrin G.; Bobzien, Jonna L.; Schwartz, Kathryn S.; Raver, Sharon A.; Browning, Ellen L.; Hester, Peggy P. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Structured input from both teachers and peers maximizes the opportunities for preschoolers to learn grammatical forms. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using a teacher and a peer with typical hearing and language skills to model grammatically correct verbal responses to action "wh-" questions…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Form Classes (Languages), Teachers
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Martin-Prudent, Angi; Lartz, Maribeth; Borders, Christina; Meehan, Tracy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Early identification and appropriate intervention services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing significantly increase the likelihood of better language, speech, and social-emotional development. However, current research suggests that there is a critical shortage of professionals trained to provide early intervention services to deaf and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments, Evidence Based Practice, Social Development
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Werfel, Krystal L.; Lund, Emily; Schuele, C. Melanie – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Measures of print knowledge were compared across preschoolers with hearing loss and normal hearing. Alphabet knowledge did not differ between groups, but preschoolers with hearing loss performed lower on measures of print concepts and concepts of written words than preschoolers with normal hearing. Further study is needed in this area.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Printed Materials, Hearing Impairments, Knowledge Level
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Guardino, Caroline; Cannon, Joanna E.; Eberst, Kimberley – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
Nearly 25% of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students come from homes where a language other than English is used and are known as English-Language Learners (ELLs). Evidence-based practices used to teach students who are DHH ELLs are imperative. To build an evidence-base, successful strategies must be examined across multiple researchers, sites,…
Descriptors: Deafness, English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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DesJardin, Jean L.; Doll, Emily R.; Stika, Carren J.; Eisenberg, Laurie S.; Johnson, Karen J.; Ganguly, Dianne Hammes; Colson, Bethany G.; Henning, Shirley C. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
Parent and child joint book reading (JBR) characteristics and parent facilitative language techniques (FLTs) were investigated in two groups of parents and their young children; children with normal hearing (NH; "n" = 60) and children with hearing loss (HL; "n" = 45). Parent-child dyads were videotaped during JBR interactions,…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Hearing Impairments, Comparative Analysis, Parents
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