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Antia, Shirin D.; Lederberg, Amy R.; Easterbrooks, Susan; Schick, Brenda; Branum-Martin, Lee; Connor, Carol M.; Webb, Mi-Young – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2020
We examined the language and reading progress of 336 young DHH children in kindergarten, first and second grades. Trained assessors tested children's language, reading, and spoken and fingerspelled phonological awareness in the fall and spring of the school year. Children were divided into groups based on their auditory access and classroom…
Descriptors: Deafness, Phonological Awareness, Finger Spelling, Reading Comprehension
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Davenport, Carrie A.; Konrad, Moira; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
This study examined the effects of a reading racetrack game on acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of sight words for four kindergarten students who are deaf. The game consisted of placing sight words around a racetrack board and prompting the participant to read the words. A multiple probe design across word sets demonstrated a…
Descriptors: Deafness, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Educational Games
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Erickson, Karen; Quick, Nancy – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2017
The present study describes the characteristics of students in Grades 3-12 with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD) and known hearing loss. The study analyzed results of a survey of teachers of students with SCD (n = 38,367) who were slated to participate in an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards in 14 states in the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairments, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Tucci, Stacey L.; Easterbrooks, Susan R.; Lederberg, Amy R. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016
Data from a growing number of research studies indicate that children with hearing loss are delayed in Theory of Mind (ToM) development when compared to their typically developing, hearing peers. While other researchers have studied the developmental trajectories of ToM in school-age students who are deaf, a limited number have addressed the need…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Hearing Impairments
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Narr, Rachel F. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2008
Visual phonics, a system of 45 hand and symbol cues that represent the phonemes of spoken English, has been used as a tool in literacy instruction with deaf/hard-of-hearing (DHH) students for over 20 years. Despite years of anecdotal support, there is relatively little published evidence of its impact on reading achievement. This study was…
Descriptors: Phonics, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Phonological Awareness
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Trezek, Beverly J.; Wang, Ye; Woods, Denyse G.; Gampp, Terri L.; Paul, Peter V. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2007
The purpose of the current study is to expand upon the effectiveness of using Visual Phonics in conjunction with Direct Instruction reading programs (B. J. Trezek & K. W. Malmgren, 2005; B. J. Trezek & Y. Wang, 2006) and to explore the results of utilizing Visual Phonics to supplement another phonics-based reading curriculum for students who are…
Descriptors: Phonics, Visual Aids, Reading Programs, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ansell, Ellen; Pagliaro, Claudia M. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2006
This study determines the relative difficulty and associated strategy use of arithmetic (addition and subtraction) story problems when presented in American Sign Language to primary level (K-3) deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Results showed that deaf and hard-of-hearing students may consider and respond to arithmetic story problems differently…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, American Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments