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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

Comparisons of Social Competence in Young Children With and Without Hearing Loss: A Dynamic Systems Framework
This study compared levels of social competence and language development in 74 young children with hearing loss and 38 hearing peers aged 2.5–5.3 years. This study was the first to examine the relationship between oral language and social competence using a dynamic systems framework in children with and without hearing loss. We hypothesized that, due to deficits in oral language, children who were deaf would display lower levels of social competence than their hearing peers. Furthermore, language age would predict social competence scores. Social competence was measured with a general and deaf-specific measure. Resul...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Hoffman, M. F., Quittner, A. L., Cejas, I. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Alignment of Single-Case Design (SCD) Research With Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing With the What Works Clearinghouse Standards for SCD Research
The authors assessed the quality of single-case design (SCD) studies that assess the impact of interventions on outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH). More specifically, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) standards for SCD research were used to assess design quality and the strength of evidence of peer-reviewed studies available in the peer-reviewed, published literature. The analysis yielded four studies that met the WWC standards for design quality, of which two demonstrated moderate to strong evidence for efficacy of the studied intervention. Results of this review are discussed in light of the ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 19, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Wendel, E., Cawthon, S. W., Ge, J. J., Beretvas, S. N. Tags: Theory/Review Manuscript Source Type: research

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Multilingualism, Multiprocesses, Multidevelopment, and Multicontexts in Sign Language Production
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Quadros, R. Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

Teacher Ratings of Evidence-Based Practices From the Field of Autism
Students who have a hearing loss and a comorbid diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have multiple obstacles to overcome. Using Gallaudet Research Institute data, Szymanski, Brice, Lam, and Hotto calculated 1 deaf student in 59 received services for both a hearing loss and an ASD (Szymanski, Brice, Lam, & Hotto, 2012). Teachers of the deaf (TOD) in a Midwestern state completed a survey (N = 68) to indicate familiarity with evidence-based practices (EBP) from the field of ASD in order to confirm or reject the hypothesis that they would not report familiarity with these practices. Further analyses explored use ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Borders, C. M., Bock, S. J., Szymanski, C. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Alcohol Use Among Students With and Without Hearing Loss
We compared alcohol use among adolescents with and without hearing loss. Adolescents with hearing loss reported consuming less alcohol, less binge drinking, fewer episodes of drunkenness, and a higher age at first drunkenness than their hearing peers. Alcohol use did not vary between students who were deaf or hard of hearing or between students with congenital versus acquired hearing loss. Although higher age, male gender, and larger friend networks predicted higher alcohol consumption among adolescents with and without hearing loss, worse grades at school were associated only with alcohol use among hearing students. Lower...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Pinquart, M., Pfeiffer, J. P. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Mental Health of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Adolescents: What the Students Say
This study investigated the mental health problems of 89 deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) adolescents in New South Wales, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Participants completed the written (for oral students) or signed version for competent Australian Sign Language (Auslan) users version of the Youth Self Report (YSR). Students were educated in a range of educational settings, had varying degrees of hearing loss, and used a range of communication modes. Results showed that, overall, DHH students reported increased levels of mental health problems compared with hearing peers. The broadband syndromes were more than 3 times mo...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Margaret Brown, P., Cornes, A. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

The Nature of Parent Support Provided by Parent Mentors for Families With Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Children: Voices From the Start
This study used a qualitative design to explore parent mentors’ summaries of conversations with more than 1,000 individual families of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children receiving parent-to-parent support as part of an existing family support project. Approximately 35% of the families were Spanish speaking. Five parent mentors who have DHH children provided varied support primarily via the telephone to families with DHH children, frequently birth to age 3. The nature and types of support provided were examined and resulted in an in-depth analysis of the summary notes prepared by the parent mentors. The notes wer...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Friedman Narr, R., Kemmery, M. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Deaf Parents of Cochlear-Implanted Children: Beliefs on Bimodal Bilingualism
This study investigated 17 Deaf 1 families in North America with cochlear-implanted children about their attitudes, beliefs, and practices on bimodal bilingualism (defined as using both a visual/manual language and an aural/oral language) in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. A survey and follow-up interviews with 8 families were conducted. The majority of the Deaf families exhibited positive beliefs toward bimodal bilingualism, where they set high expectations for their children to become equally fluent in both languages. However, their perspectives about the purpose for each language differed; they viewed Englis...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Mitchiner, J. C. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Cochlear Implantation Among Deaf Children With Additional Disabilities: Parental Perceptions of Benefits, Challenges, and Service Provision
This study examines perceptions among parents of deaf children with additional disabilities regarding satisfaction with service provision, benefits, and challenges of the CI process. This was a mixed-methods study, which included a survey and interviews. Twenty-three families of deaf children with additional disabilities participated in this study, and 17 of these parents participated in in-depth interviews regarding their child’s experience with the CI, including benefits and challenges. Interviews were analyzed through inductive thematic analysis. Parent-perceived benefits of cochlear implantation included children...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Zaidman-Zait, A., Curle, D., Jamieson, J. R., Chia, R., Kozak, F. K. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Concept Formation Skills in Long-Term Cochlear Implant Users
This study investigated if a period of auditory sensory deprivation followed by degraded auditory input and related language delays affects visual concept formation skills in long-term prelingually deaf cochlear implant (CI) users. We also examined if concept formation skills are mediated or moderated by other neurocognitive domains (i.e., language, working memory, and executive control). Relative to normally hearing (NH) peers, CI users displayed significantly poorer performance in several specific areas of concept formation, especially when multiple comparisons and relational concepts were components of the task. Differe...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Castellanos, I., Kronenberger, W. G., Beer, J., Colson, B. G., Henning, S. C., Ditmars, A., Pisoni, D. B. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Thinking Style Changes Among Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing Students
This study explores how university students’ thinking styles changed over a single academic year by twice administering the Thinking Styles Inventory-Revised II to 256 deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) students and 286 hearing students from art and design academic disciplines in China. Results showed that after having studied at the university for one academic year, hearing students showed increased use of Type I thinking styles (more creativity generated, less structured, and more complex) and less use of Type II thinking styles (more norm favoring, more structured, and more simplistic), whereas DHH students demonstrate...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Cheng, S., Zhang, L.-f. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Instruction in Metacognitive Strategies to Increase Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students' Reading Comprehension
The purpose of this intervention study was to examine the use of a metacognitive strategy—the Comprehension, Check, and Repair Strategy—on strategic reading behavior, nonstrategic reading behavior, and reading comprehension of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). A multiple baseline design was used across 3 teacher–student dyads. Frequency data were collected on students’ strategic reading behavior. Reading comprehension was assessed by counting the number of details the students retold after reading a content area passage. Results showed (a) an increase in strategic reading behavior for...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 13, 2015 Category: Audiology Authors: Benedict, K. M., Rivera, M. C., Antia, S. D. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research