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Wong, Cara L.; Ching, Teresa Y. C.; Cupples, Linda; Leigh, Greg; Marnane, Vivienne; Button, Laura; Martin, Louise; Whitfield, Jessica; Gunnourie, Miriam – Deafness & Education International, 2020
Children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) are at higher risk of developing mental health problems. This study reports on the parent and teacher ratings of emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in 5-year old DHH children. It explores the similarities and differences between informants, and the risk and protective factors associated with…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems
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Schwarz, Amy Louise; Guajardo, Jennifer; Hart, Rebecca – Deafness & Education International, 2020
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) literature, including the reading behaviour of Deaf adults, suggests that Teachers of the deaf (TODs) read different amounts of text during read alouds to DHH prereaders based on the spoken and visual communication modes DHH prereaders use, such as: American Sign Language (ASL), only spoken English (speech),…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Books
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Hoare, Lottie – Deafness & Education International, 2020
The English folk rhyme 'Monday's Child' predicts a fortune for children based on the day of the week on which they were born. Line 4 reads 'Thursday's Child has far to go.' This article explores whether Lindsay Anderson and Guy Brenton edited the documentary film "Thursday's Children" (1954) to convince the viewer that deaf children…
Descriptors: Deafness, Documentaries, Oral Communication Method, Foreign Countries
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Nassrallah, Flora; Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth M.; Whittingham, JoAnne; Sun, Huidan; Na, Eunjung; Grandpierre, Viviane – Deafness & Education International, 2020
According to population-based prevalence data, more than 40% of children diagnosed with a hearing impairment have a mild to moderate bilateral or unilateral hearing loss. Prior to newborn hearing screening, these degrees of loss were not identified until early school-age. While studies highlight the challenges of late-identified children with such…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Children, Language Skills, Auditory Perception
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McLean, Tricia J.; Ware, Robert S.; Heussler, Helen S.; Harris, Suzanne M.; Beswick, Rachael – Deafness & Education International, 2019
There is a strong association between access to early intervention (EI) services by 6 months of age and improved speech and language outcomes for children with permanent hearing loss (PHL). This study identified factors impacting on age of engagement and timing of engagement in EI services by families of 377 children with PHL. This retrospective…
Descriptors: Barriers, Learner Engagement, Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments
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Kecman, Emily – Deafness & Education International, 2019
The provision of information is generally not a technical activity, but rather a contextualized social action. Previous research about informed-choice and decision-making for parents of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (POCDHH) has demonstrated this, highlighting the close relationship between contextual factors and the nature of…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Hallenbeck, Taylor; Chouinard, Jill Anne; Enns, Charlotte – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This meta-synthesis uses descriptive and thematic analysis to explore the use of, and findings from, case study research in the field of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) education. Findings from these analyses provide the field of DHH education with knowledge about how case study has been utilized, ways case study can enrich future research, and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Children, Special Education
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Kermit, Patrick Stefan – Deafness & Education International, 2019
Critical theoretical approaches to the concept of recognition emphasise the Hegelian concept of a morally motivated struggle to obtain an identity that can be characterised as authentic. This paper takes the concept of a struggle for recognition, Erwing Goffman's concept of "passing", and the cross-disciplinary concept of languaging as…
Descriptors: Children, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
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Tapio, Elina – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This paper attends to languaging in the context of visually oriented communities of sign language users through the concept of "chaining." I define chaining as the patterned, routine ways of interlinking different linguistic and multimodal elements. The goal of this paper is to discuss the concepts of chaining, languaging and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Messina Dahlberg, Giulia; Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta – Deafness & Education International, 2019
In recent decades, a growing body of scholarship has recognised the inappropriateness of conceptualising and representing communicative practices in terms of essentialized codes where different named language-varieties and modalities mutually exclude one another. At the same time, making visible complex practices has resulted in methodologies and…
Descriptors: Deafness, Bilingual Education, Code Switching (Language), Translation
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Haualand, Hilde; Holmstr├Âm, Ingela – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This article focuses on the similar approaches to, yet different contexts of legal recognition of sign languages in Sweden and Norway. We use examples from sign language documentation (both scientific and popular), legislation that mentions sign language, organization of implementation of sign language acquisition, and public discourse (as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Fobi, Daniel; Oppong, Alexander M. – Deafness & Education International, 2019
This paper discusses historical and contemporary issues regarding communication approaches for educating Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children in Ghana. Discussion of the communication approaches took into account a brief historical background to the development of formal education for DHH children in the country, academic achievement of DHH…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Communication
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Alasim, Khalid; Paul, Peter V. – Deafness & Education International, 2019
Students who are hard of hearing in Saudi Arabia are educated full-time in self-contained classrooms. One possible reason that these students have not been included in general education classrooms is related to teachers' attitudes. The present study investigated the attitudes of teachers of students who are hard of hearing and of general education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Self Contained Classrooms
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Hettiarachchi, Shyamani; Ranaweera, Mahishi – Deafness & Education International, 2019
The lack of early identification, suboptimal language stimulation and limited remedial services in Sri Lanka for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing place them at-risk of language delay. The reality for many preschool and primary school children entering formal education in Sri Lanka is a language delay in spoken language and/or sign language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Language Impairments
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Powell, Denise; Boon, Anita; Luckner, John – Deafness & Education International, 2019
One of the most important achievements individuals accomplish is the development of a first language. However, many students who are deaf who use sign language to communicate struggle to become fluent in sign. One factor that hinders their language development is the fact that most of the adults they interact with do not sign well. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Teacher Competencies, Deafness
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