- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Copyright Page
- About the Editors
- In Memoriam
- Deaf Studies in Literacy: Where Is the Compass Pointing Us?
- Literacy Attainment Among Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: The Past, the Present, and the Future
- This Is Your Brain on Print: The Neurological Processes of Print Literacy
- Listening, Language, and Literacy Development and Children With Hearing Loss Who are Learning Spoken Language
- Prevailing Theories of Reading Development and Deafness
- What Is Malleable in Literacy Teaching and Learning Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Readers?
- Written Word Recognition and Production Processes: A Challenge for Deaf Students and Their Teachers
- Vocabulary Acquisition and Literacy in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learners
- Vocabulary Learning in Children with Cochlear Implants in Signed and Spoken Modalities
- Morphosyntax in Literacy Acquisition Across Languages for Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students and Academic Language(s): Advanced Language and Literacy Skills
- The Interplay Between Pragmatics and Reading Comprehension in Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Reading Comprehension: A Comparison of Typically Hearing and Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Children
- Reading Fluency in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Readers
- Supporting School Readiness Skills and Home Literacy Environment in Young Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Psychoeducational Assessment, Classroom Testing, and the Measurement of Literacy in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learners
- Language Assessment: Links to Literacy for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Bilingual Learners
- The Role of Speechreading in Literacy Acquisition and Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Readers
- Literacy and Academic Engagement in Learners Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Phonologically Based Interventions in Spoken Language and Sign Bilingual Settings
- Spelling: Why Explicit Instruction Is a Critical Component of Literacy Intervention for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- The Writing Bridge: Investigating Reading and Writing Reciprocity
- Reading Abilities of Deaf College Students: Has Elvis Already Left the Building?
- Adult Reading Strategies: Visual-Spatial Conceptualization and Patterns of Thought
- Literacy in Emerging Sign Language Communities: The Impact of Social, Political, and Educational Resources
- Alternative Routes Toward Literacy for Individuals With Deafblindness: The Role of Assistive Technology
- Literacy in Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing With Disabilities
- The Development and Evaluation of Literacy Interventions for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
- Bridging the Divide Between Research and Practice: Recommendations for the Next Generation of Literacy Research in Deaf Education
- A Didactic Illustration of Longitudinal Analysis for Language and Literacy Research Among Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Deaf Studies in Literacy: Progress by Degrees?
Abstract and Keywords
Much has been written about the components that contribute to reading success, such as vocabulary knowledge, phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, syntax, and inference and integration skills. But much less is known about how these skills contribute to reading comprehension in learners who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). With the spread of universal hearing screening of newborns, and the new generation of technologies in hearing compensation (i.e., digital hearing aids and cochlear implants [CIs]), the prospects for children with hearing loss with regard to successful reading comprehension should be substantially improved. However, despite these developments, reading and writing often remain a challenge for DHH children. The chapter begins with a summary of the skills required for successful comprehension in typically hearing readers, and then considers what we know about reading comprehension in DHH children. It concludes with a discussion of where researchers should be focusing their future investigations in order to serve educators and learners most effectively.
Susan Sullivan, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
Jane Oakhill, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
Barbara Arfè, University of Padova, Padova, PD, Italy
Nadina Gómez-Merino, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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