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Haug, Tobias – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2011
There is a current need for reliable and valid test instruments in different countries in order to monitor deaf children's sign language acquisition. However, very few tests are commercially available that offer strong evidence for their psychometric properties. A German Sign Language (DGS) test focusing on linguistic structures that are acquired…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Sign Language, Deafness, Language Tests
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Lederberg, Amy R.; Spencer, Patricia E. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2009
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children's ability to rapidly learn novel words through direct reference and through novel mapping (i.e., inferring that a novel word refers to a novel object) was examined. Ninety-eight DHH children, ranging from 27 to 82 months old, drawn from 12 schools in five states participated. In two tasks that differed in…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Deafness, Vocabulary Development, Preschool Children