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Nassrallah, Flora; Tang, Ken; Whittingham, JoAnne; Sun, Huidan; Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2020
This study explored the impact of mild bilateral or unilateral hearing loss on auditory, social, and behavior skills in early school-aged children. Thirty-two children (aged 5-9 years) were evaluated with parent and teacher questionnaires. Most outcomes were within the range of expected scores. However, functional auditory skills were below…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Mild Disabilities, Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Gimeno-Martínez, Marc; Costa, Albert; Baus, Cristina – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2020
In the past years, there has been a significant increase in the number of people learning sign languages. For hearing second language (L2) signers, acquiring a sign language involves acquiring a new language in a different modality. Exploring how L2 sign perception is accomplished and how newly learned categories are created is the aim of the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Sign Language, Second Language Learning, Adults
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Aanondsen, Chris Margaret; Jozefiak, Thomas; Heiling, Kerstin; Rimehaug, Tormod – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2020
The majority of studies on mental health in deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children report a higher level of mental health problems. Inconsistencies in reports of prevalence of mental health problems have been found to be related to a number of factors such as language skills, cognitive ability, heterogeneous samples as well as validity problems…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Mental Health, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Rodríguez-Ortiz, Isabel R.; Pérez, Mar; Valmaseda, Marian; Cantillo, Coral; Díez, M. Aránzazu; Montero, Ignacio; Moreno-Pérez, F. Javier; Pardo-Guijarro, María Jesús; Saldaña, David – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2020
This article presents the adaptation of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory (CDI; Fenson et al., 1993, "Guide and technical manual for the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories." San Diego, CA: Singular Press; Fenson et al. 1994, Variability in early communicative development. "Monographs of the Society for…
Descriptors: Spanish, Sign Language, Measures (Individuals), Language Skills
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Kelly, Ciara; Morgan, Gary; Freeth, Megan; Siegal, Michael; Matthews, Danielle – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
The ability to distinguish lies from sincere false statements requires understanding a speaker's communicative intentions and is argued to develop through linguistic interaction. We tested whether this ability was delayed in 26 children with severe-to-profound hearing loss who, based on vocabulary size, were thought to have relatively limited…
Descriptors: Deafness, Cognitive Development, Developmental Delays, Children
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Young, Alys; Ferguson-Coleman, Emma; Wright, Barry; Le Couteur, Ann – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
The co-occurrence of childhood deafness and autism raises complex challenges for diagnosis and family support. In this article, we explore with hearing and Deaf parents their observations of the interaction between deafness and autism and identify how the intersections of deafness and autism are conceptualized in everyday life. Eight parents…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes, Deafness
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Krause, Jean C.; Murray, Nancy J. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
This paper is the third in a series concerned with the level of access provided to deaf and hard of hearing children who rely on interpreters to access classroom communication. The first two papers focused on the accuracy and intelligibility of educational interpreters who use Cued Speech (CS); this study examines the accuracy of those who use…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Children, Cued Speech
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Toe, Dianne; Paatsch, Louise; Szarkowski, Amy – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
This paper investigates the use of checklists to assess pragmatics in children and adolescents who are deaf and hard of hearing. A systematic literature review was undertaken to identify all of the published research articles between 1979 and 2018 on the topic of the assessment of pragmatics for this population of children and adolescents. The 67…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Pragmatics, Children, Adolescents
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Wang, Huizhi; Wang, Yifang; Hu, Yousong – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
Emotional understanding plays an important role in the physical and mental health of children. To determine whether the development of emotional understanding is delayed in children with a cochlear implant (CI), 30 children with a CI and 30 matched children with typical hearing aged between 3 and 9 years old completed three tasks (facial…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Emotional Development, Children
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Bushman, Bobbie; Fagan, Mary K. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
In today's public libraries, children's librarians are challenged to provide inclusive programming that welcomes all individuals, including deaf and hard-of-hearing children at risk for delayed reading and literacy development. This study, using quantitative survey data and qualitative interview methods, investigated the programs and…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Librarians, Children, Hearing Impairments
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Hao, Jian; Wu, Chunsha – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
The present study examined deaf children's moral development with experimental tasks. Experiment 1 investigated lying and sharing behavior in 37 six- to 11-year-old deaf children, 39 age-matched hearing children and 33 twelve- to 16-year-old deaf adolescents who were matched with the hearing children on vocabulary ability. The results showed that…
Descriptors: Deafness, Moral Values, Moral Development, Ethics
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Crowe, Teresa V. – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
This study describes the demographic profiles of 1,164 deaf children and adolescents who are consumers of the public behavioral health services in the state of Maryland. Up until recent years, data about deaf adults, children, and youth were unavailable. Over the past couple years, items to the Outcomes Measurement System (OMS) Interview included…
Descriptors: Deafness, Children, Adolescents, Public Health
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Luckner, John L.; Movahedazarhouligh, Sara – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
To be successful in school and life individuals need to learn to understand and manage their emotions, get along with others and exercise good judgment. Children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing have long been considered a population at risk for not developing age-appropriate social-emotional skills. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Intervention, Children
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Chilton, Helen; Mayer, Connie; McCracken, Wendy – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
The link between Theory of Mind (ToM) and literacy is increasingly being recognized in the literature. However, the focus to date has concentrated on the connections between reading and ToM, with an emphasis on the ways in which ToM is implicated in making inferences from text and suggestions that engaging in reading fiction can support the…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Written Language, Deafness, Evidence
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Quick, Nancy; Harrison, Melody; Erickson, Karen – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2019
This study examines the spelling of nine elementary school children with cochlear implants (CIs) who use spoken language, and compares their performance with children who have typical hearing and children who are hard of hearing (HH). Compared to children with typical hearing, children with CIs did not produce a significantly different percentage…
Descriptors: Children, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Spelling
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