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Approaches to Reading Instruction  

Barbara R. Schirmer and Cheri Williams

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the research on approaches to reading instruction with deaf students. Although the body of research literature on the reading processes ... More

Assessing Children’s Proficiency in Natural Signed Languages  

Jenny L. Singleton and Samuel J. Supalla

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter reviews published or known assessments of children’s language proficiency across a number of the world’s signed languages, including American Sign Language, British Sign ... More

Children’s Games and Playground Activities in School and Their Role in Development  

Ed Baines and Peter Blatchford

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This chapter examines the role of school playground games in children’s development. Games and play take place in a range of settings, both in and outside of the home, in gardens, parks, on ... More

Cochlear Implants:: Family and Young People’s Perspectives  

Sue Archbold and Alexandra Wheeler

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Cochlear implants have now become a routine intervention for profoundly deaf children in many countries, providing useful hearing and changing the educational options and communication ... More

Communication Choices and Outcomes During the Early Years:: An Assessment and Evidence-based Approach  

Arlene Stredler-Brown

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
A longstanding debate attempts to identify the best approach to language learning for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Empirical evidence has not provided an answer. Each ... More

Current and Future Technologies in the Education of Deaf Students  

Michael S. Stinson

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
This chapter considers six key educational technologies that are used with deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students: (1) television and in-class captioning, (2) interactive whiteboards, (3) ... More

Curriculum: Cultural and Communicative Contexts  

Des Power and Greg Leigh

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
In this chapter “curriculum” is taken to refer to all of the arrangements that are made for student learning—planned and unintended—not just the documents that outline content, objectives, ... More

Deaf Children with Severe Multiple Disabilities:: Etiologies, Intervention, and Assessment  

Jan van Dijk, Catherine Nelson, Albert Postma, and Rick van Dijk

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The population of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and have additional disabilities is a large and diverse one. The additional disabilities may be relatively mild (e.g., ... More

Deaf Studies in the 21st Century:: “Deaf-gain” and the Future of Human Diversity  

H-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
This article provides an overview of the field of Deaf Studies, as it has emerged in the latter part of the 20th century, and then provides a new rhetorical frame for future directions that ... More

The Demands of Writing and the Deaf Writer  

Connie Mayer

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Writing is a complex cognitive activity requiring the coordination of graphomotor and cognitive-linguistic abilities, as well as knowledge of social, rhetorical, and text production ... More

The Development of American Sign Language and Manually Coded English Systems  

Brenda Schick

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter reviews research on the development of American Sign Language, mostly in deaf children with deaf parents. It examines what we know about early aspects of development, including ... More

Development of Spoken Language by Deaf Children  

Peter J. Blamey and Julia Z. Sarant

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Studies of speech perception, production, phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary for deaf and hard-of-hearing children tend to show a normal sequence of developments at a slower than ... More

Early Communication in Sign and Speech  

Margaret Harris

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
This chapter addresses two main issues. The first concerns the distinctive characteristics of successful communication strategies for young children with significant hearing losses, showing ... More

Early Intervention: Birth to Three  

Marilyn Sass-Lehrer

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Research and legislative and policy initiatives have greatly facilitated the provision of services for infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. The expansion ... More

Early Language Acquisition and Adult Language Ability:: What Sign Language Reveals About the Critical Period for Language  

Rachel I. Mayberry

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
This chapter examines the critical period for language through the prism of deafness. The first topic is the concept of critical periods, followed by a summary of research investigating age ... More

Educational Consequences of Alternative School Placements  

Michael S. Stinson and Thomas N Kluwin

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
The education of the deaf in the United States is every bit as diverse as is American education itself (Moores, 1996, Stewart & Kluwin, 2000). Today, a deaf or hard-of-hearing child could ... More

Educational Programming for Deaf Children with Multiple Disabilities: Accommodating Special Needs  

Harry Knoors and Mathijs P. J. Vervloed

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Many deaf children have multiple disabilities. In this chapter the concept ‘“multiple disabilities’ disabilities” is explained. Subsequently etiology is discussed, followed by information ... More

Effective Instruction for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students:: Teaching Strategies, School Settings, and Student Characteristics  

Harry Knoors and Daan Hermans

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Answering the question of what constitutes qualitatively good instruction for deaf students entails an analysis of what actually defines quality of instruction in education in general; ... More

Emerging Sign Languages  

Irit Meir, Wendy Sandler, Carol Padden, and Mark Aronoff

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Emerging sign languages may be divided into two types: village sign languages and Deaf community sign languages. Village sign languages develop within small communities or villages where ... More

Evidence-based Curricula and Practices That Support Development of Reading Skills  

Susan R. Easterbrooks

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) and No Child Left Behind Act (2001, 2002) require teachers to use evidence-based practices (EBPs) in instruction. This is ... More

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