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Long-Awaited Historical Linguistics Research Sheds New Light on Early ASL
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Schlehofer, D. Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

Embracing the Value of Deaf Interpreting at Work
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Listman, J. D. Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

Hereditary Deafness in a Former Fishing Village on the Dutch Coast
This article aims to assess the current prevalence of deafness in Katwijk, as well as the current sign language situation there. To this end, data were collected from various sources, including governmental studies on public health, archives, a genealogical database and interviews with deaf inhabitants of Katwijk. The various types of data confirm the presence of a higher prevalence of deafness in Katwijk that continues to date. Linguistic and anthropological research is needed to establish to what extent this has affected the experience and position of deaf people and their sign language usage in Katwijk. (Source: Journal...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Nyst, V. A. S. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Do Signers Understand Regional Varieties of a Sign Language? A Lexical Recognition Experiment
This article discusses how signers cope with regional differences and considers the features that facilitate in the recognition of regional varieties in BSL. (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Stamp, R. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Regional Sign Language Varieties in Contact: Investigating Patterns of Accommodation
Short-term linguistic accommodation has been observed in a number of spoken language studies. The first of its kind in sign language research, this study aims to investigate the effects of regional varieties in contact and lexical accommodation in British Sign Language (BSL). Twenty-five participants were recruited from Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, and Newcastle and paired with the same conversational partner. Participants completed a "spot-the-difference" task which elicited a considerable amount of contrasting regionally specific sign data in the participant-confederate dyads. Accommodation was observed during the task ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Stamp, R., Schembri, A., Evans, B. G., Cormier, K. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

American Sign Language Comprehension Test: A Tool for Sign Language Researchers
This article describes the development and psychometric properties of the test based on a sample of 80 college students including deaf native signers, hearing native signers, deaf non-native signers, and hearing ASL students. The results revealed that the ASL-CT has good internal reliability (α = 0.834). Discriminant validity was established by demonstrating that deaf native signers performed significantly better than deaf non-native signers and hearing native signers. Concurrent validity was established by demonstrating that test results positively correlated with another measure of ASL ability (r = .715) and that h...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Hauser, P. C., Paludneviciene, R., Riddle, W., Kurz, K. B., Emmorey, K., Contreras, J. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Comprehension of Written Grammar Test: Reliability and Known-Groups Validity Study With Hearing and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
The objectives were to: (a) examine 4-week test–retest reliability data; and (b) provide evidence of known-groups validity by examining expected differences between the groups on the CWG vocabulary pretest and main test, as well as selected structures. Results indicated excellent test–retest reliability estimates for CWG test scores. DHH participants performed statistically significantly lower on the CWG vocabulary pretest and main test than the hearing participants. Significantly lower performance by DHH participants on most expected grammatical structures (e.g., basic sentence patterns, auxiliary "be" singula...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Cannon, J. E., Hubley, A. M., Millhoff, C., Mazlouman, S. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Thinking Styles and University Self-Efficacy Among Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing Students
This study explores how students’ thinking styles are related to their university self-efficacy, by administering the Thinking Styles Inventory-Revised II and the University Self-Efficacy Scale to 366 deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) and 467 hearing university students in mainland China. Results showed that, among all participants, those with Type I styles (i.e., more creativity-generating, less structured, and cognitively more complex) had higher levels of university self-efficacy. At the same time, DHH students with Type II styles (i.e., more norm-favoring, more structured, and cognitively more simplistic) had lower l...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Cheng, S., Zhang, L.-F., Hu, X. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Children With Mild Bilateral and Unilateral Hearing Loss: Parents Reflections on Experiences and Outcomes
Children with mild bilateral and unilateral hearing loss are now commonly identified early through newborn hearing screening initiatives. There remains considerable uncertainty about how to support parents and about which services to provide for children with mild bilateral and unilateral hearing loss. The goal of this study was to learn about parents’ experiences and understand, from their perspectives, the impact of hearing loss in the mild range on the child’s functioning. Parents of 20 children in Ontario, Canada, participated in the study. The median age of identification of hearing loss was 4.6 months (in...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Fitzpatrick, E., Grandpierre, V., Durieux-Smith, A., Gaboury, I., Coyle, D., Na, E., Sallam, N. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

The Impact of Childhood Hearing Loss on the Family: Mothers and Fathers Stress and Coping Resources
Parenting children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) presents unique long-term challenges that can place the parents at a greater risk for elevated levels of parenting stress. Adaptation of families to the various challenges presented by childhood hearing loss is influenced by their personal and social coping resources available for managing these stressors and challenges. The current study examined differences in parenting stress and personal (i.e., acceptance of the child who is D/HH and parents’ sense of parenting self-efficacy) and social (i.e., formal and informal social support) coping resources between mo...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Zaidman-Zait, A., Most, T., Tarrasch, R., Haddad-eid, E., Brand, D. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Intersubjective Interaction Between Deaf Parents/Deaf Infants During the Infants First 18 Months
This study is part of a larger longitudinal project with the aim of focusing early social interaction and development of mentalizing ability in 12 deaf infants, including the interaction between the infants and their deaf parents. The aim of the present paper is to describe early social interaction and moments of intersubjectivity between the deaf infants and their deaf parents during the first 18 months of the infant’s life. The study is focused on the dyadic interaction rather than on the behaviors of the infant and the caregiver separately. In the analysis, the Intersubjective Developmental Theory Model (Loots, De...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Roos, C., Cramer-Wolrath, E., Falkman, K. W. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Health Care Access Among Deaf People
Access to health care without barriers is a clearly defined right of people with disabilities as stated by the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The present study reviews literature from 2000 to 2015 on access to health care for deaf people and reveals significant challenges in communication with health providers and gaps in global health knowledge for deaf people including those with even higher risk of marginalization. Examples of approaches to improve access to health care, such as providing powerful and visually accessible communication through the use of sign language, the implementation of impo...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 16, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Kuenburg, A., Fellinger, P., Fellinger, J. Tags: Theory/Review Manuscript Source Type: research

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Health Care Interpreting
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Miraglia, K. Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

Deaf Adolescents' Learning of Cardiovascular Health Information: Sources and Access Challenges
Deaf individuals have more cardiovascular risks than the general population that are believed to be related to their cardiovascular health knowledge disparities. This phenomenological study describes where 20 deaf sign language-using adolescents from Rochester, New York, many who possess many positive characteristics to support their health literacy, learn cardiovascular health information and their lived experiences accessing health information. The goal is to ultimately use this information to improve the delivery of cardiovascular health education to this population and other deaf adolescents at a higher risk for weak h...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Smith, S. R., Kushalnagar, P., Hauser, P. C. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

What Shapes Adolescents' Future Perceptions? The Effects of Hearing Loss, Social Affiliation, and Career Self-Efficacy
The current study examined the contribution of hearing loss, social affiliation, and career self-efficacy to adolescents’ future perceptions. Participants were 191 11th and 12th grade students: 60 who were deaf, 36 who were deaf or hard of hearing, and 95 who were hearing. They completed the Future Perceptions Scale, the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy (CDMSE) Scale, and the Self-Efficacy for the Management of Work-Family Conflict Scale. Results indicated that participants who were deaf reported significantly higher levels of future clarity and intensity than the other groups. However, no significant differences...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Michael, R., Cinamon, R. G., Most, T. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

The Writing Performance of Elementary Students Receiving Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction
Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI) has led to improved writing and language outcomes among deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) middle grades students. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of SIWI on the written expression of DHH elementary students across recount/personal narrative, information report, and persuasive genres. Five multiple-probe case studies demonstrate a relationship between implementation of SIWI and improvements in genre-related writing performance. The effect of instruction was most immediately demonstrated with information reports and persuasive writing, whereas several ses...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Wolbers, K. A., Dostal, H. M., Graham, S., Cihak, D., Kilpatrick, J. R., Saulsburry, R. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Reading Efficiency of Deaf and Hearing People in Spanish
Different studies have showed poor reading performance in the deaf compared to the hearing population. This has overshadowed the fact that a minority of deaf children learns to read successfully and reaches levels similar to their hearing peers. We analyze whether deaf people deploy the same cognitive and learning processes in reading as their hearing peers. For this purpose, we analyzed the relation between phonological processing, speechreading, vocabulary, reading speed, and accuracy with reading efficiency in a sample of deaf people and two control groups respectively matched on chronological age and reading level. The...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Moreno-Perez, F. J., Saldana, D., Rodriguez-Ortiz, I. R. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Facilitating Vocabulary Acquisition of Children With Cochlear Implants Using Electronic Storybooks
The present intervention study explored the word learning of 18 children with cochlear implants in response to E-book instruction. Capitalizing on the multimedia options available in electronic storybooks, the intervention incorporated videos and definitions to provide a vocabulary intervention that includes evidence-based teaching strategies. The extent of the children’s word learning was assessed using three assessment tasks: receptive pointing, expressively labeling, and word defining. Children demonstrated greater immediate expressive labeling gains and definition generation gains for words taught in the treatmen...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Messier, J., Wood, C. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Evaluating the Structure of Early English Literacy Skills in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
Better understanding the mechanisms underlying developing literacy has promoted the development of more effective reading interventions for typically developing children. Such knowledge may facilitate effective instruction of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children. Hence, the current study examined the multivariate associations among phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge, word reading, and vocabulary skills in DHH children who have auditory access to speech. One hundred and sixty-seven DHH children (M age = 60.43 months) were assessed with a battery of early literacy measures. Forty-six percent used at least 1 coc...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Webb, M.-Y., Lederberg, A. R., Branum-Martin, L., McDonald Connor, C. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Psychosocial and Motor Development in 3-Year-Old Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
This study evaluated the development of these skills in 301 three-year-old deaf and hard of hearing children (M: 37.8 months) and considered a range of possible predictors including gender, birth weight, age at first fitting with hearing devices, hearing device used, presence of additional disabilities, severity of hearing loss, maternal education, socio-economic status (SES), language ability, and communication mode. Caregivers reported on children’s development using the Child Development Inventory (CDI). On average, both psychosocial and motor development quotients were within the typical range for hearing childre...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Leigh, G., Ching, T. Y. C., Crowe, K., Cupples, L., Marnane, V., Seeto, M. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Understanding Language, Hearing Status, and Visual-Spatial Skills
It is frequently assumed that deaf individuals have superior visual-spatial abilities relative to hearing peers and thus, in educational settings, they are often considered visual learners. There is some empirical evidence to support the former assumption, although it is inconsistent, and apparently none to support the latter. Three experiments examined visual-spatial and related cognitive abilities among deaf individuals who varied in their preferred language modality and use of cochlear implants (CIs) and hearing individuals who varied in their sign language skills. Sign language and spoken language assessments accompani...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Marschark, M., Spencer, L. J., Durkin, A., Borgna, G., Convertino, C., Machmer, E., Kronenberger, W. G., Trani, A. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Editor's Notes: Comings and Goings
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - August 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Easterbrooks, S. R. Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

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Traumatization in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Adult Psychiatric Outpatients
Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons are at risk for experiencing traumatic events and such experiences are associated with symptoms of mental disorder. We investigated the prevalence of traumatic events and subsequent traumatization in adults referred to specialized psychiatric outpatient units for deaf and hard-of-hearing patients. Sixty-two patients were diagnosed with mental disorders and assessed for potential traumatic experiences in their preferred language and mode of communication using instruments translated into Norwegian Sign Language. All patients reported traumatic events, with a mean of 6.2 different types; 85% ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Ohre, B., Uthus, M. P., von Tetzchner, S., Falkum, E. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Examining a Sample of Black Deaf Individuals on the Deaf Acculturation Scale
The current study sought to identify and analyze how Black deaf and hard-of-hearing people conceptualize their deaf and hard-of-hearing identities. That is, what cultural and linguistic factors are involved and how do they interact? An existing measure of Deaf cultural identity, the Deaf Acculturation Scale (DAS), was used to evaluate these questions. Review of the measure’s normative sample (n = 3,070) indicated that fewer than 300 self-identified as racial/ethnic minorities (Hispanic/Latino, Black, or Asian). Results of a preliminary study revealed that Non-White deaf individuals responded to DAS items in ways that...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Nelson Schmitt, S. S., Leigh, I. W. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Self-Reports Versus Parental Perceptions of Health-Related Quality of Life Among Deaf Children and Adolescents
The aim of this study was to assess the agreement between deaf children’s and adolescents’ self-ratings of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and their parents’ proxy reports. This observational cross-sectional study included 114 deaf 8- to 18-years-old students and proxy family members. HRQoL was measured using the KIDSCREEN-27 questionnaire, which was adapted to Spanish sign language for children, with a written version for parents. Respondents completed a self-administered paper questionnaire. Parents’ and children’s mean scores differences were not significant, except for the "Autonomy...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Pardo-Guijarro, M. J., Martinez-Andres, M., Notario- Pacheco, B., Solera-Martinez, M., Sanchez-Lopez, M., Martinez-Vizcaino, V. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Enhancing Parent-Child Communication and Parental Self-Esteem With a Video-Feedback Intervention: Outcomes With Prelingual Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
This study examined the effect of a family-focused psychosocial video intervention program on parent–child communication in the context of childhood hearing loss. Fourteen hearing parents with a prelingual DHH child (Mage = 2 years 8 months) completed three sessions of video interaction guidance intervention. Families were assessed in spontaneous free play interactions at pre and postintervention using the Emotional Availability (EA) Scales. The Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale was also used to assess parental report of self-esteem. Compared with nontreatment baselines, increases were shown in the EA subscales: parental s...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Lam-Cassettari, C., Wadnerkar-Kamble, M. B., James, D. M. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Evaluating the Effects of Function-Based Interventions With Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students
This study examined the effectiveness of function-based interventions with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). The participants were 3 elementary-aged males attending a center school for the deaf who exhibited chronic off-task behaviors throughout the school day. This study was conducted across 2 phases: (a) a descriptive functional behavior assessment (FBA) was conducted for each participant and (b) individualized function-based interventions were developed based on the results of the FBAs, followed by the implementation of the interventions in each classroom using a single-subject, ABAB reversal design. The ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Gann, C. J., Gaines, S. E., Antia, S. D., Umbreit, J., Liaupsin, C. J. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

The Influence of Word Characteristics on the Vocabulary of Children With Cochlear Implants
The goal of this study was to explore the effects of phonotactic probability, word length, word frequency, and neighborhood density on the words known by children with cochlear implants (CIs) varying in vocabulary outcomes in a retrospective analysis of a subset of data from a longitudinal study of hearing loss. Generalized linear mixed modeling was used to examine the effects of these word characteristics at 3 time points: preimplant, postimplant, and longitudinal follow-up. Results showed a robust effect of neighborhood density across group and time, whereas the effect of frequency varied by time. Significant effects of ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Han, M. K., Storkel, H. L., Lee, J., Yoshinaga-Itano, C. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Effects of Morphographic Instruction on the Morphographic Analysis Skills of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students have delayed morphographic knowledge that negatively affects their morphographic analysis and decoding abilities. Morphographic analysis instruction may improve DHH students’ morphographic knowledge delay. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of morphographic instruction on the morphographic analysis skills of reading-delayed, late-elementary DHH students. The research question was: What effect does morphographic instruction have on the morphographic analysis skills of DHH students who are reading below grade level? The study included 3 student participants an...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Trussell, J. W., Easterbrooks, S. R. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Sensitivity to Verb Bias in American Sign Language-English Bilinguals
Native speakers of English are sensitive to the likelihood that a verb will appear in a specific subcategorization frame, known as verb bias. Readers rely on verb bias to help them resolve temporary ambiguity in sentence comprehension. We investigate whether deaf sign–print bilinguals who have acquired English syntactic knowledge primarily through print exposure show sensitivity to English verb biases in both production and comprehension. We first elicited sentence continuations for 100 English verbs as an offline production measure of sensitivity to verb bias. We then collected eye movement records to examine whethe...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Anible, B., Twitchell, P., Waters, G. S., Dussias, P. E., Pinar, P., Morford, J. P. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

The Contribution of Verbal Working Memory to Deaf Children's Oral and Written Production
This study investigated the contribution of verbal working memory to the oral and written story production of deaf children. Participants were 29 severely to profoundly deaf children aged 8–13 years and 29 hearing controls, matched for grade level. The children narrated a picture story orally and in writing and performed a reading comprehension test, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition forward digit span task, and a reading span task. Oral and written stories were analyzed at the microstructural (i.e., clause) and macrostructural (discourse) levels. Hearing children’s stories scored high...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 31, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Arfe, B., Rossi, C., Sicoli, S. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

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Solitary Suggestions: Mainstreamed Singletons Speak Out
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Schley, S. Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

Intersubjectivity Effects of the High-Quality Communication Intervention in People With Deafblindness
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Damen, S., Janssen, M. J., Ruijssenaars, W. A. J. J. M., Schuengel, C. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Concurrent Correlates of Chinese Word Recognition in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
This study has replicated previous evidence regarding the importance of semantic radical and morphological awareness in Chinese word recognition in hearing children and extended its significance to DHH children. (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Ching, B. H.-H., Nunes, T. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

With or Without Semantic Mediation: Retrieval of Lexical Representations in Sign Production
How are lexical representations retrieved during sign production? Similar to spoken languages, lexical representation in sign language must be accessed through semantics when naming pictures. However, it remains an open issue whether lexical representations in sign language can be accessed via routes that bypass semantics when retrieval is elicited by written words. Here we address this issue by exploring under which circumstances sign retrieval is sensitive to semantic context. To this end we replicate in sign language production the cumulative semantic cost: The observation that naming latencies increase monotonically wi...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Navarrete, E., Caccaro, A., Pavani, F., Mahon, B. Z., Peressotti, F. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Deaf Native Signers Are Better Readers Than Nonnative Signers: Myth or Truth?
The central aim of this study was to clarify whether sign language (SL) nativeness is a significant factor in determining prelingually deaf individuals’ reading skills and whether its contribution is modified by the reader’s orthographic background. A second aim was to elucidate similarities and differences between native and nonnative signers in processing written information at different processing levels in order to understand how SL nativeness sustains the reading process, if at all. Participants were 176 students with prelingual deafness recruited from two education levels (6th–7th graders and 9th&nd...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Miller, P., Kargin, T., Guldenoglu, B. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Morpho-Syntactic Reading Comprehension in Children With Early and Late Cochlear Implants
This study explores morpho-syntactic reading comprehension in 19 Spanish children who received a cochlear implant (CI) before 24 months of age (early CI [e-CI]) and 19 Spanish children who received a CI after 24 months (late CI [l-CI]). They all were in primary school and were compared to a hearing control (HC) group of 19 children. Tests of perceptual reasoning, working memory, receptive vocabulary, and morpho-syntactic comprehension were used in the assessment. It was observed that while children with l-CI showed a delay, those with e-CI reached a level close to that which was obtained by their control peers in morpho-sy...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Lopez-Higes, R., Gallego, C., Martin-Aragoneses, M. T., Melle, N. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Comparing the Spelling and Reading Abilities of Students With Cochlear Implants and Students With Typical Hearing
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students with and without hearing loss (HL) differed in their spelling abilities and, specifically, in the underlying linguistic awareness skills that support spelling ability. Furthermore, we examined whether there were differences between the two groups in the relationship between reading and spelling. We assessed the spelling, word-level reading, and reading comprehension skills of nine students with cochlear implants and nine students with typical hearing who were matched for reading age. The students’ spellings were analyzed to determine whether the misspellings...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Apel, K., Masterson, J. J. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research