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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; Holmström, 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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Borgna, Georgianna; Walton, Dawn; Convertino, Carol; Marschark, Marc; Trussell, Jessica – Deafness & Education International, 2018
Various studies have examined possible loci of deaf learners' documented challenges with regard to reading, usually focusing on language-related factors. Deaf students also frequently struggle in mathematics and science, but fewer studies have examined possible reasons for those difficulties. The present study examined numerical and non-numerical…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Deafness, College Students, Mathematical Aptitude
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Lee, ChongMin; Pott, Scot A. – Deafness & Education International, 2018
Although the attitudes of hearing people towards deaf people have been studied for several years, most of these studies have focused on medical professionals or children in K-12 classrooms. Limited research has examined the attitudes of hearing university students towards deaf people in sign language courses. This study aimed to investigate and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Deafness, Sign Language, College Students
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Marschark, Marc; Walton, Dawn; Crowe, Kathryn; Borgna, Georgianna; Kronenberger, William G. – Deafness & Education International, 2018
This study explored possible associations of social maturity, executive function (EF), self-efficacy, and communication variables among deaf university students, both cochlear implant (CI) users and nonusers. Previous studies have demonstrated differences between deaf and hearing children and young adults in EF and EF-related social and cognitive…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Self Efficacy, Executive Function, Deafness
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Bharadwaj, Sneha V.; Lund, Emily – Deafness & Education International, 2018
The objective of this single case design study was to examine the effectiveness of teaching comprehension monitoring strategy on strategy use as well as on reading comprehension performance. Four children with bilateral severe-profound hearing loss between the ages of 10-11 years and enrolled in the 3rd-5th grade classroom in a regional day school…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Davison-Mowle, John; Leigh, Greg; Duncan, Jill; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Deafness & Education International, 2018
This study sought to describe and classify the support activities provided by all itinerant teachers for students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in regular schools in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), without exclusion. The itinerant teachers (n = 14) varied in terms of formal qualifications and experience and provided support to all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Itinerant Teachers, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Davids, Ronel S.; Roman, Nicolette V.; Schenck, Catherina J. – Deafness & Education International, 2018
Many studies on parenting styles with children with disabilities exist; however, few investigate parenting styles of hearing parents whose children have a hearing loss. The aim of this review is to explore the limited previous literature on interventions targeting this phenomenon. Data was extracted from search engines, Ebscohost (Academic Search…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship
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Scarinci, Nerina; Gehrke, Monica; Ching, Teresa YC; Marnane, Vivienne; Button, Laura – Deafness & Education International, 2018
The communication journey of a child with hearing loss is often a complex, interwoven process in which the child's use of language or method of communication may change numerous times. As there has been limited research exploring the caregiver decision-making process behind making such changes, this qualitative descriptive study aimed to explore…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Decision Making, Parent Attitudes
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Ching, Teresa Y. C.; Scarinci, Nerina; Marnane, Vivienne; Sjahalam-King, Jessica; Button, Laura; Whitfield, Jessica – Deafness & Education International, 2018
To explore the factors influencing parents' choice of communication mode during early education of their child with hearing loss. Qualitative descriptive analysis of semi-structured interviews with parents of children with hearing loss. Fourteen parents of children who participated in the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment…
Descriptors: Parents, Decision Making, Communication Strategies, Hearing Impairments
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