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Haug, Tobias – Deafness and Education International, 2015
Sign language test development is a relatively new field within sign linguistics, motivated by the practical need for assessment instruments to evaluate language development in different groups of learners (L1, L2). Due to the lack of research on the structure and acquisition of many sign languages, developing an assessment instrument poses…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Information Technology, Language Tests, Online Surveys
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Rekkedal, Ann Mette – Deafness and Education International, 2015
This study investigates factors associated with the listening perception of classroom communication by students with hearing loss, based on the students' and their teachers' views. It also examines how students with different degrees of hearing loss may perceive their classmates. To explore the relationships between the factors Structural Equation…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Classroom Communication, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Young, Alys; Squires, Garry; Oram, Rosemary; Sutherland, Hilary; Hartley, Ralph – Deafness and Education International, 2015
This article concerns further education (FE) as a post-16 destination for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) young people. It addresses: (1) the size and characteristics of the DHH population within the FE sector; (2) the perceived functions of FE for DHH young people; (3) the trends, progress, and achievements of DHH learners within FE provision. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Postsecondary Education, Deafness
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Rudner, Mary; Andin, Josefine; Rönnberg, Jerker; Heimann, Mikael; Hermansson, Anders; Nelson, Keith; Tjus, Tomas – Deafness and Education International, 2015
The literacy skills of deaf children generally lag behind those of their hearing peers. The mechanisms of reading in deaf individuals are only just beginning to be unraveled but it seems that native language skills play an important role. In this study 12 deaf pupils (six in grades 1-2 and six in grades 4-6) at a Swedish state primary school for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Deafness, Elementary School Students
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Haug, Tobias; Herman, Rosalind; Woll, Bencie – Deafness and Education International, 2015
This paper presents the features of an online test framework for a receptive skills test that has been adapted, based on a British template, into different sign languages. The online test includes features that meet the needs of the different sign language versions. Features such as usability of the test, automatic saving of scores, and score…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Sign Language, Usability
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Berthiaume, Rachel; Daigle, Daniel – Deafness and Education International, 2014
Many deaf students encounter great difficulty in learning to read. Typically, research has cited deaf students' difficulties to use phonological processing as the source of their reading deficit. However, recent studies have shown that morphological processing also plays an important part in reading. Since morphological units are visually…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Reading Instruction, Morphology (Languages)
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Jones, Lindsey – Deafness and Education International, 2014
There is limited research available in the area of science education for deaf children. In the twenty-first century, the importance of science and specifically scientific argumentation cannot be overlooked as a vital aspect of the curriculum. Current science teaching presents a range of difficulties for deaf students particularly when abstract…
Descriptors: Deafness, Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Literature Reviews
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Levesque, Elizabeth; Brown, P. Margaret; Wigglesworth, Gillian – Deafness and Education International, 2014
This study explores the impact of bimodal bilingual parental input on the communication and language development of a young deaf child. The participants in this case study were a severe-to-profoundly deaf boy and his hearing parents, who were enrolled in a bilingual (English and Australian Sign Language) homebased early intervention programme. The…
Descriptors: Parents, Young Children, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Richels, Corrin; Bobzien, Jonna; Raver, Sharon A.; Schwartz, Kathryn; Hester, Peggy; Reed, Lauren – Deafness and Education International, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether specific emotion vocabulary could be taught to children with hearing impairments using child-specific social stories and demonstration tasks. The participants were three preschool-aged children who were being served in an auditory-verbal preschool classroom. An A-B single-subject design was used…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Small Group Instruction
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Moore, Robyn Cantle – Deafness and Education International, 2014
The Infant Monitor of vocal Production (IMP) was conceived as an educational strategy to help parents understand the nature and pace of their baby's vocal development following neonatal diagnosis and amplification for hearing loss. The potential for other clinical applications emerged with use. The instrument presents as a series of…
Descriptors: Infants, Teaching Methods, Child Development, Hearing Impairments
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Brown, P. Margaret; Byrnes, Linda J. – Deafness and Education International, 2014
This study investigated the Individual Learning Plans of eighty-eight students who were deaf and hard of hearing attending facilities and schools for the deaf in Victoria Australia. The students' assessment and planning portfolios were scrutinised for evidence of formal and informal assessment used to generate goals for the Individual Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Special Education
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Powell, Denise; Hyde, Merv – Deafness and Education International, 2014
Over the past 150 years in New Zealand, education of deaf and hearing impaired children has undergone a series of transformations. These have included shifts in the underlying philosophies and pedagogies, as well as modifications to how schools and deaf and hearing-impaired students are funded and supported. This article provides an overview of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Educational Philosophy
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Liu, Hsiu Tan; Liu, Chun Jung; Andrews, Jean F. – Deafness and Education International, 2014
We describe the literacy issues facing young deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners in Taiwan who are learning both a logographic and an alphabetic script. We describe the contextual factors that surround their reading and writing processes such as island demographics, reading achievement levels, and background language learning variables…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Deafness, Educational Policy
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Liu, Hsiu Tan; Andrews, Jean F.; Liu, Chun Jung – Deafness and Education International, 2014
In Part I, we underscore the issues surrounding young deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) learners of literacy in Taiwan who use sign to support their learning of Chinese literacy. We also described the linguistic features of Chinese writing and the visual codes used by DHH children. In Part II, we describe the reading and writing practices used with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Literacy, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Dammeyer, Jesper – Deafness and Education International, 2014
Research has shown that many deaf students do not develop age-appropriate reading and writing abilities. This study evaluates the literacy skills of deaf students, hard of hearing students, and students with cochlear implants in bilingual/bicultural schools in Denmark. The results show that 45 per cent of the students did not have any reading and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Literacy, Partial Hearing
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