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Mehta, Kinjal; Hilton, Enid; Baldwin, Margaret; Watkin, Peter – Deafness & Education International, 2020
Parent-to-parent support for the families of deaf children has been provided in an East London district as an adjunct to the existing Early Support programme. Two parents of deaf children were employed as Parent Support Workers. They were members of a multi-disciplinary team of audiologists, teachers of the deaf and a specialist speech therapist.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Social Support Groups, Deafness
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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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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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Tachtsis, Kristina; Dettman, Shani – Deafness & Education International, 2018
With regard to parents making communication approach decisions for their children with hearing loss, Crowe et al. (2014) suggested that key themes were: feasibility; sources of information; child characteristics; and, future opportunities. For children using cochlear implants (CI/s), the present study aimed to understand parental preferences…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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Holmström, Ingela; Schönström, Krister – Deafness & Education International, 2017
Although once placed solely in deaf schools, a growing number of deaf students in Sweden are now enrolling in mainstream schools. In order to maintain a functional educational environment for these students, municipalities are required to provide a variety of supporting resources, e.g. technological equipment and specialized personnel. However,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming
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Choo, Dawn; Dettman, Shani J. – Deafness & Education International, 2016
During the pre- and post-implant habilitation process, mothers of children using cochlear implants may be coached by clinicians to use appropriate communicative strategies during play according to the family's choice of communication approach. The present study compared observations made by experienced and inexperienced individuals in the analysis…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, Video Technology, Observation
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Carter, Lyndal; Black, Deborah; Bundy, Anita; Williams, Warwick – Deafness & Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to survey the attitudes of parents of adolescent children (with, and without, hearing impairment), with the following objectives: (1) compare perceptions of the parent groups regarding the risk of leisure-noise-related hearing injury; and (2) investigate how comfortable parents felt endorsing their child's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Adolescents, Leisure Time
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K.; Akour, Mutasem Mohammad – Deafness & Education International, 2016
This study investigates what competencies are needed by teachers of children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH), in the changing circumstances of their profession in Jordan. One hundred and five teachers of children who are DHH from kindergarten up to primary grade took part in this study. A scale was developed in order to achieve the goals of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Yuknis, Christina – Deafness & Education International, 2015
The success of inclusive education is largely dependent on teachers' perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs about where students with disabilities should be educated. This study examined pre-service teacher (PST) perspectives on inclusion for one subpopulation, students who are deaf, before and after taking a course that establishes the foundation…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Nelson, Lauri H. – Deafness & Education International, 2015
Purpose: This survey study explored teacher perceptions regarding services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in southern regions of Vietnam, including educational successes and challenges, the availability and use of hearing technology, and teacher recommendations for improving child outcomes. Method: Using a cross-sectional survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Access to Education