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Advances in the Genetics of Deafness  

Kathleen S. Arnos and Arti Pandya

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Genetic factors are believed to account for more than half of all cases of congenital or early-onset moderate to profound deafness. The identification of several dozen genes for deafness, ... More

Applications of Neuroscience to Mathematics Education  

Bert De Smedt and Roland H. Grabner

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
In this chapter, we explore three types of applications of neuroscience to mathematics education: neurounderstanding, neuroprediction, and neurointervention. Neurounderstanding refers to ... More

Children and Youth Who Are Hard of Hearing:: Hearing Accessibility, Acoustical Context, and Development  

Janet R. Jamieson

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Children and youth who are hard of hearing comprise a substantial proportion of the birth to young adult population with hearing loss, but in spite of this, researchers have paid scant ... More

Cognitive Functioning in Deaf Adults and Children  

Marc Marschark and Loes Wauters

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Recent studies have obtained findings of significant theoretical and practical importance for parents and educators of deaf children and others who seek to discover how hearing loss and ... More

The Neural Systems Underlying Sign Language  

Karen Emmorey

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
For more than a century we have known that the left hemisphere of the human brain is critical for producing and comprehending spoken languages. Evidence from brain-injured deaf signers and ... More

Numbers Count: a large-scale intervention for young children who struggle with mathematics  

Nick Dowrick

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Jul 2015
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Apr 2015
Young children who find mathematics very difficult are likely to encounter profound problems later on. Previous small-scale studies have indicated that early intervention can help them, ... More

Origins of Sign Languages  

David F. Armstrong and Sherman Wilcox

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter maintains that human languages emerge from purposeful human behavior, the most common of which are visible gestural behaviors. We further suggest that sign languages were ... More

Play and Theory of Mind:: Indicators and Engines of Early Cognitive Growth  

Patricia Elizabeth Spencer

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Play and Theory of Mind (ToM) result from a combination of maturation and experience. Play behaviors have often been used to index cognitive development in young deaf and hard-of-hearing ... More

Working Memory, Deafness, and Sign Language  

Matthew L. Hall and Daphne Bavelier

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Working memory (WM) refers to the human capacity to encode, store, manipulate, and recall information.  A proper understanding of WM therefore provides essential insights into human ... More

Working Memory, Neuroscience, and Language: Evidence from Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals  

Jerker Rönnberg

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter focuses on the concept of working memory and how it relates to visual language processing in deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. It discusses modality-free and ... More

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