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Swanwick, Ruth A.; Kitchen, Ruth; Clarke, Paula J. – Deafness and Education International, 2012
This study examined different perspectives of deaf education practitioners on deafness and reading comprehension. This involved a full deaf education support team comprising teachers of the deaf, communication support workers, and deaf instructors from a UK citywide service covering early years, primary and secondary settings. Using a focus group…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Sign Language, Focus Groups, Deafness
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Gottardis, L.; Nunes, T.; Lunt, I. – Deafness and Education International, 2011
Over five decades, researchers have reported that deaf children lag behind their hearing peers on different educational measures. This review aims to synthesize the information on the nature and extent of this delay. A systematic search of the literature comparing deaf and hearing children's performance in mathematics was carried out. Of the 23…
Descriptors: Deafness, Mathematics Achievement, Hearing Impairments, Literature Reviews
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Mather, Julie; Gregory, Sue; Archbold, Sue – Deafness and Education International, 2011
Fifteen young people who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants were interviewed about their experiences. The majority had become full-time users, and all found improvements in listening with the second implant, including those who did not continue to wear it. All would recommend sequential bilateral implantation to their peers. For…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Assistive Technology, Interviews
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Mather, Julie; Archbold, Sue; Gregory, Sue – Deafness and Education International, 2011
A semi-structured interview format was used to explore the experiences and attitudes of twelve parents and twelve teachers of young people, aged 11-18 years, who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants. The parents stressed the importance of involving the young person in the decision to go ahead with the second implant. Although all…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Interviews, Parents
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Marchbank, Alison Margaret – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This article is drawn from a larger doctoral study that explored hearing mothers' experiences of discovering that their babies had a permanent hearing loss in Australia in 2008. The particular focus for this paper is the period in time after a concern is flagged, either by a newborn hearing screener or the mother herself, until a hearing loss is…
Descriptors: Test Results, Delayed Speech, Mothers, Hearing Impairments
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Rogers, Katherine D.; Young, Alys M. – Deafness and Education International, 2011
The experiences of being a deaf role model have been little explored in the literature. This paper explores the role of the deaf role model as perceived by d/Deaf adults who carried out this role, when working with deaf young people, parents of deaf children, and professionals who work with them. The data were collected from part of the evaluation…
Descriptors: Role Models, Focus Groups, Deafness, Youth
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Gou, J.; Smith, J.; Valero, J.; Rubio, I. – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This paper reports on a clinical trial evaluating outcomes of a frequency-lowering technique for adolescents and young adults with severe to profound hearing impairment. Outcomes were defined by changes in aided thresholds, speech perception, and acceptance. The participants comprised seven young people aged between 13 and 25 years. They were…
Descriptors: Speech, Oral Language, Hearing Impairments, Young Adults
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Arfe, Barbara; Lucangeli, Daniela; Genovese, Elisabetta; Monzani, Daniele; Gubernale, Marco; Trevisi, Patrizia; Santarelli, Rosamaria – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This study explores how preschoolers with cochlear implants process numerical comparisons from two different inputs: a) nonverbal (analogical) and b) verbal (symbolic). Preschool cochlear-implanted children (CI) ranging in age from 4;3 to 6;1 were compared with 99 age-matched hearing children (HC) in three numerical tasks: verbal counting, a digit…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Surgery, Hearing Impairments, Numeracy
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Byrnes, Linda J. – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This study gives seventy-three students with hearing loss an opportunity to give their opinion on different educational settings. These students were being educated in either their local school or in a support class in government secondary (Years seven-twelve) schools in New South Wales (Australia). At both the individual and the systemic school…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Special Classes, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Vosganoff, Diane; Paatsch, Louise E.; Toe, Dianne M. – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This study examined the science and mathematics achievements of 16 Year 9 students with hearing loss in an inclusive high-school setting in Western Australia. Results from the Monitoring Standards in Education (MSE) compulsory state tests were compared with state and class averages for students with normal hearing. Data were collected from three…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Jamieson, Janet R.; Zaidman-Zait, Anat; Poon, Brenda – Deafness and Education International, 2011
Little has been documented about the needs for information, guidance, and support of parents of school-age children with hearing loss, particularly those whose children are about to enter or are in the often turbulent stage of adolescence. The purpose of this study was to provide new knowledge about the specific needs of parents of adolescents and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Family Programs
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Powers, Steve – Deafness and Education International, 2011
This article reports the main findings of a study of twenty-seven high achieving deaf students in England which sought the views of the deaf students, their parents, teachers, and other school professionals on reasons for success. It is a replication of a previous American study but in a UK context. The main findings match those of the American…
Descriptors: Deafness, Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Parent Attitudes
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English, Kris – Deafness and Education International, 2010
Cochlear implant specialists daily observe patients and families grapple with a wide range of emotions. As nonprofessional counsellors, we can help patients address those emotions by providing more opportunities to talk about their thoughts and feelings. This paper will review some familiar counselling challenges, such as the disappointment that…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Psychological Patterns, Allied Health Personnel, Counseling Techniques
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Swanwick, Ruth; Marschark, Marc – Deafness and Education International, 2010
Decades of research on educational and basic scientific questions relating to deaf children have yielded a wealth of knowledge about how they learn and develop as thinking, social, problem-solving individuals. However, we currently lack channels for communication from teachers to researchers about the priorities in education and from researchers…
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Research, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bakar, Zaharah Abu; Brown, P. Margaret; Remine, Maria D. – Deafness and Education International, 2010
This study investigated the potential effects of cochlear implantation and age at implantation on maternal interactional sensitivity. Three groups of dyads were studied at two points over 1 year. The hearing aid (HA) group wore hearing aids throughout the study, the early cochlear implanted (ECI) group were implanted prior to 22 months of age, and…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Hearing Impairments, Toddlers, Mothers
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