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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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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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Alasim, Khalid – Deafness & Education International, 2020
The reading comprehension levels of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) are low compared to those of their hearing peers. One possible reason for this low reading levels is related to the students' prior knowledge. This study investigated the potential factors that might affected DHH students' prior knowledge, including their degree of…
Descriptors: Deafness, Prior Learning, Reading Comprehension, Hearing Impairments
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Hung, Yu-Chen; Chan, Yi-Chih – Deafness & Education International, 2020
Unlike their peers with typical hearing, reading and speech challenges observed among children with hearing loss may not only be caused by developmental issues but also hearing-related problems. Although conventional oral reading assessments are useful for identifying children at risk of reading difficulties, they do not help examiners identify…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Oral Reading, Reading Tests
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Schwarz, Amy Louise; Jurica, Meagan; Matson, Charlsa; Stiller, Rachel; Webb-Culver, Taylor; Abdi, Hervé – Deafness & Education International, 2020
For d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing prereaders who communicate predominately in spoken and/or signed English (DHH-English), Teachers of the d/Deaf (TODs) read books aloud to increase English skills, auditory-verbal comprehension, sequencing skills, verbal reasoning, background knowledge, and sight word recognition. Teachers struggle to select…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Selection Criteria, Students with Disabilities, Deafness
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Daczewitz, Marcus; Meadan-Kaplansky, Hedda; Borders, Christy – Deafness & Education International, 2020
Services for families of young children with low-incidence disabilities (e.g. deaf/hard-of-hearing, DHH) are expensive to deliver and may not be available in all geographic regions. Parents of children who are DHH may be taught and coached to implement strategies to encourage communication. The purpose of this single-case multiple-baseline design…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Young Children, Coaching (Performance), Parent Education
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Cagulada, Elaine; Koller, Donna – Deafness & Education International, 2020
Children with disabilities are more likely to experience challenges in their daily lives. In particular, this study explores parents' perspectives of the social and emotional well-being of their children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). Despite the importance of research in this area, few studies have addressed the views of parents of young…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Well Being, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Chu, Cindy; Dettman, Shani; Choo, Dawn – Deafness & Education International, 2020
Measurement of optimum treatment efficacy to address language delays in children using cochlear implants is difficult, but important, to promote evidence-based treatments and reduce treatment inequities. This exploratory retrospective study investigated associations between; frequency of early intervention (weekly, fortnightly, monthly); total…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Assistive Technology, Pediatrics, Delayed Speech
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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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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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Grandpierre, Viviane; Nassrallah, Flora; Potter, Beth K.; Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth M.; Thomas, Roanne; Taylor, Jenn; Sikora, Lindsey – Deafness & Education International, 2019
Efforts to improve cultural competence in pediatric hearing loss services should be informed by evidence of how culture can affect services, yet there is a paucity of research in the field of audiology. The aim of this study was to gain insight into practitioners' experiences with offering early hearing loss services to minority culture families.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Health Services, Pediatrics, Hearing Impairments
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