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Hsiu Tan Liu; Han Ho Hsieh; Wan Ying Lin; Jean F. Andrews; Chun Jung Liu – Deafness & Education International, 2024
Educational sign language interpreting services (SLIS) are vital for ensuring equal access to classroom information for mainstreamed deaf students. This study conducted interviews with 12 stakeholders, including deaf students and their parents, sign language interpreters, and resource room teachers, to comprehensively explore the status of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deaf Interpreting, Sign Language, Mainstreaming
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Chris Kun-man Yiu – Deafness & Education International, 2024
Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students in Hong Kong face great challenges in academic learning since for decades oral language has been the only means of communication in classrooms. The establishment of the Sign Bilingualism and Co-enrollment in Deaf Education (SLCO) Program aims to provide an accessible mainstream environment that supports DHH…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Sign Language
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Qun Li; Jia He; Min Liu; Ruijing Lu; Xueying Wang – Deafness & Education International, 2024
This study aims to document the implementation of sign bilingualism and co-enrollment education in a kindergarten in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, to identify the major characteristics of the programme, and to report findings of children's language in terms of vocabulary and surveys on the views and attitudes of the stakeholders of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition
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Philip Thierfelder; Gladys Tang; Jia Li – Deafness & Education International, 2024
This study followed the development of Hong Kong Sign Language (HKSL) proficiency in 31 deaf bimodal bilingual children (kindergarten through Primary 6) over two years. The Hong Kong Sign Language Elicitation Tool (HKSL-ET) was used at three time points to elicit the production of agreement, classifier, modal, negation, and wh-question structures.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Language Proficiency, Deafness
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Hand, Lauren Sophie; Liu, Charlotte Ka Yun; Hardman, Gemma; Mahon, Merle – Deafness & Education International, 2023
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children with cochlear implants (CwCIs) constitute a heterogeneous population. A multitude of factors influence their spoken language development. There is evidence that CwCIs follow similar trajectories in language development as typically developing (TD) children but there is a lack of research on specific types of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Language Skills
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Nassrallah, Flora; Whittingham, JoAnne; Sun, Huidan; Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth M. – Deafness & Education International, 2023
This work examined speech and language skills of a cohort of children with unilateral and bilateral mild/moderate hearing loss at time of discharge from preschool therapy services as they were transitioning to the school system. The study consisted of a retrospective chart review of children born between 2003 and 2011 and identified with a…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Speech Skills, Language Impairments, Language Skills
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Wright, Emily; Stojanovik, Vesna; Serratrice, Ludovica – Deafness & Education International, 2023
13% of deaf children in the UK use more than one spoken language. Parents of deaf children from bilingual backgrounds must decide whether to communicate with their child using more than one spoken language, with or without a signed language(s) as well. As most deaf children are born to hearing parents with little or no knowledge of deafness,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Parent Child Relationship, Bilingualism, Speech Communication
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Snoddon, Kristin; Madaparthi, Krishna – Deafness & Education International, 2023
This paper discusses the role of mediation as it arose in developing and teaching two online American Sign Language (ASL) courses for parents of deaf children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deaf children and their families who are still acquiring ASL have ongoing learning needs that are most often not met in mainstream educational systems, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, American Sign Language, Parents, Children
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Solís-Campos, Adrián; Aldemir, Hülya; Rodríguez-Ortiz, Isabel R.; Saldaña, David – Deafness & Education International, 2023
Executive functions have both direct and indirect effects on reading comprehension. Previous studies have shown that people with hearing loss (HL) perform poorly on executive functions and reading comprehension tasks. This scoping review explored the current state of the literature relating executive function and reading comprehension in children…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Reading Comprehension, Hearing Impairments, Children
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Mann, Wolfgang; O'Neill, Rachel; Watkins, Freya; Thompson, Robin L. – Deafness & Education International, 2023
This pilot study explored effects of hearing loss on deaf children's reading comprehension in an online context. Eighteen deaf secondary students, ages 12-14 years (11 with British Sign Language as their dominant language, seven with English as their dominant language) engaged in an online research comprehension task. Six age-matched hearing…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Deafness, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students
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Lissi, María Rosa; González, Maribel; Escobar, Verónica; Vergara, Martín; Villavicencio, Camila; Sebastián, Christian – Deafness & Education International, 2023
This qualitative study aimed to identify and analyse reading comprehension strategies used by five deaf adults, 22-47 years old, who were close to complete or had already completed their studies at a higher education institution. The method chosen was a partial replication of the one used by Banner and Wang (2011) in their think-aloud study to…
Descriptors: Deafness, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Kahraman Evrenkaya, Nihan; Ergül, Cevriye – Deafness & Education International, 2023
Children's early literacy skills (ELS) are closely related to literacy learning and reading comprehension performance. Children who cannot acquire early literacy skills face significant difficulties in doing so in the following years. Although it is widely known that children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) perform less well in early…
Descriptors: Literacy, Deafness, Emergent Literacy, Reading Comprehension
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Greenhalgh, Kate; Mahler, Nicole; Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie J.; Shanley, Dianne C. – Deafness & Education International, 2023
Parents of children with hearing loss (HL) often navigate an unfamiliar and uncertain path. This qualitative study investigated the nature of parental uncertainty: (1) immediately after a child's HL was identified; (2) prior to primary school entry; and (3) during primary school. Open-ended questions in online surveys were completed by…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Children, Parents
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Jones, Lindsey; Chilton, Helen; Theakston, Anna – Deafness & Education International, 2023
The study sought to determine the effects of a pilot home-based science intervention on deaf and typically hearing children's conceptual understanding of science and their abilities to reason about and communicate their understanding (scientific enquiry skills). Data show that by age 5 years a science attainment gap exists between deaf children…
Descriptors: Deafness, Students with Disabilities, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement
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Lanphere, Amy; Terlektsi, Emmanouela – Deafness & Education International, 2023
The purpose of this case study was to explore the communication needs of a child with deafness and cerebral palsy (DCP) and how these needs can be supported by interventions targeting the use of communication approaches and strategies. One semi-structured interview with the child's parents and five observations of the child in different contexts…
Descriptors: Deafness, Students with Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Student Needs
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