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Operationalization of Sign Language Phonological Similarity and its Effects on Lexical Access
This study investigated whether phonological similarity facilitates lexical retrieval in sign languages using measures from a new lexical database for American Sign Language. Additionally, it aimed to determine which similarity metric best fits the present data in order to inform theories of how phonological similarity is constructed within the lexicon and to aid in the operationalization of phonological similarity in sign language. Sign repetition latencies and accuracy were obtained when native signers were asked to reproduce a sign displayed on a computer screen. Results indicated that, as predicted, phonological simila...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 30, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

The Effect of Word Frequency on Phonemic Accuracy in Children With Cochlear Implants and Peers With Typical Levels of Hearing
This study evaluates (a) whether word frequency influences word accuracy and (b) whether this is also the case for children with a history of auditory deprivation. More specifically, the influence of word frequency on phonemic accuracy is examined in deaf children with a cochlear implant (CI), and compared to age-matched children with typical hearing, between word onset and age 7. Results show that highly frequent words are produced more accurately, except for words in the highest frequency regions (i.e., predominantly closed-class words). This effect is more pronounced in children with typical hearing when compared with c...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 30, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Social Dominance Orientation, Language Orientation, and Deaf Identity
AbstractThe notion of the Deaf community as a linguistic-cultural minority has been increasingly recognized and studied over the last two decades. However, significant differences of opinion and perspective within that population typically have been neglected in the literature. Social dominance orientation (SDO), a theoretical construct, typically focusing on intergroup perceptions and relations, is one aspect that has been left unexplored and might prove particularly enlightening. The present study investigated SDO among 119 deaf and 49 hearing young adults through a standardized SDO questionnaire. SDO was examined with r...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 30, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Job Satisfaction of Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
AbstractThe pressure that educators are experiencing to educate more students, with more challenges, to higher levels of learning than any time in the past is significantly changing their working conditions. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of a national sample of teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing to ascertain their overall job satisfaction as well as to identify the specific factors that positively and negatively affect their ability to do their jobs well. In addition, responses of different subsets of teachers (e.g., itinerant, elementary, and secondary) were compared. Responses...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 20, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Effects of a Picture Racetrack Game on the Expressive Vocabulary of Deaf Preschoolers
This study examined the effects of a picture racetrack game on the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of picture labeling for 2 preschool students who are deaf. The game consisted of placing photographs representing individualized target vocabulary around a racetrack board and prompting the participant to sign each photo. A multiple baseline design across picture sets demonstrated that playing the picture racetrack game was functionally related to acquisition of vocabulary to 100% mastery on at least 3 consecutive sessions for each participant. Additionally, both participants maintained most of the vocabulary the...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 18, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Metaphor Comprehension by Deaf Young Adults
AbstractIn the present study, we compared the processing of both conventional and novel metaphors by deaf versus hearing young adults. Eighteen deaf participants with severe-to-profound hearing loss and 18 controls matched for age, sex, and years of education were presented with word pairs of 4 types (literal, conventional metaphors, novel metaphors, and unrelated word pairs) and were asked to perform a semantic judgment task. The word pairs were presented randomly, 1 word at a time, in the center of a computer screen. The reaction times and accuracy rates were collected. The groups of deaf and hearing participants both sh...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - May 10, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Bilingual/Bicultural Education in Latin America
de Garcia, Barbara Gerner and Karnopp, Lodenir Becker (2016).Change and Promise: Bilingual Deaf Education and Deaf Culture in Latin America. Gallaudet University Press: Washington, DC, 245 pages. $70.00. Hardback. 978-1-56368-6740. (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - March 14, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Speech Intelligibility and Psychosocial Functioning in Deaf Children and Teens with Cochlear Implants
This study investigated associations between a core component of spoken-language ability—speech intelligibility—and the psychosocial development of prelingually deaf CI users. Audio-transcription measures of speech intelligibility and parent reports of psychosocial behaviors were obtained for two age groups (preschool, school-age/teen). CI users in both age groups scored more poorly than typically hearing peers on speech intelligibility and several psychosocial scales. Among preschool CI users, five scales were correlated with speech intelligibility: functional communic ation, attention problems, atypicality, w...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - February 23, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Building Pathways to the Future
Luft, P. (2016).Promoting Positive Transition Outcomes. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. 320 pages. Hardcover. $75.00. (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - February 23, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Adolescent Depression: Differential Symptom Presentations in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth Using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9
AbstractThe present study examined differences in symptom presentation in screening for pediatric depression via evaluation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). In particular, we examined whether PHQ-9 items function differentially among deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH; n = 75) and hearing (n = 75) youth based on participants recruited from crisis assessment services. Multiple indicators multiple causes models were used to examine whether items of the PHQ-9 functioned differently between groups as well as whether there were group differences in the mean severity of depressive symptoms. Results indicate that DHH you...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - February 21, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Concurrent and Longitudinal Predictors of Reading for Deaf and Hearing Children in Primary School
AbstractForty-one children with severe-profound prelingual hearing loss were assessed on single word reading, reading comprehension, English vocabulary, phonological awareness and speechreading at three time points, 1 year apart (T1–T3). Their progress was compared with that of a group of hearing children of similar nonverbal IQ, initially reading at the same level. Single word reading improved at each assessment point for the deaf children but there was no growth in reading comprehension from T2 to T3. There were no differences between children with cochlear implants and those with hearing aids on either reading mea...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - February 20, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Everyday Stressors in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adolescents: The Role of Coping and Pragmatics
AbstractThe current mixed-methods study examined everyday problems among deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) adolescents across various life domains. To better understand the factors influencing levels of perceived stress, the impact of DHH adolescents ’ coping and pragmatic abilities was also examined. Thirty DHH adolescents completed questionnaires about everyday stressors and coping, and 13 of these respondents were interviewed regarding their everyday problems. All participants used spoken language and attended mainstream high schools. Teach ers evaluated the pragmatic skills of each participant through a communicatio...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - February 17, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Legal Rights: An Important Update
National Association of the Deaf. (2015). Legal Rights—The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - February 8, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Made to Hear
Mauldin, L. (2016) Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 215 pages. Paperback. (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - February 8, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Interactive Reading with Young Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in eBooks Versus Print Books
AbstractInteractive storybook reading is effective in enhancing deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children's emergent literacy skills. The current digital era gives parents more opportunities to read books with their child. From an early age on, interaction between parent and child during literacy activities is very important for the development of emergent literacy skills. The purpose of the present study was to explore the opportunities of eBooks on a tablet for interactive reading with young DHH children. Parent and child interactive behavior in reading print books was compared to eBooks in 18 parents and their 1- to 3-yea...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - January 30, 2017 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

The Magic Years of Early Childhood
SpencerP. & KoesterL. S. (2016). Nurturing Language and Learning: Development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants and Toddlers. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 404 pages. Paperback. $55.00 (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 27, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Auditory Deprivation Does Not Impair Executive Function, But Language Deprivation Might: Evidence From a Parent-Report Measure in Deaf Native Signing Children
AbstractDeaf children are often described as having difficulty with executive function (EF), often manifesting in behavioral problems. Some researchers view these problems as a consequence of auditory deprivation; however, the behavioral problems observed in previous studies may not be due to deafness but to some other factor, such as lack of early language exposure. Here, we distinguish these accounts by using the BRIEF EF parent report questionnaire to test for behavioral problems in a group of Deaf children from Deaf families, who have a history of auditory but not language deprivation. For these children, the auditory ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Vocabulary and Grammar Differences Between Deaf and Hearing Students
AbstractThe present study investigated the development of literacy skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children in Japan. The three components of literacy, vocabulary, orthographic knowledge, and grammatical knowledge were assessed by using the subtests of the Adaptive Tests for Language Abilities (ATLAN), based on the item response theory developed by the authors). The participants consisted of 207 DHH children (first through twelfth grades) in Study 1, and 425 hearing children (first through sixth grades) in Study 2. The findings show that more than 80% of DHH children's vocabulary variance was explained by the othe...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Fingerspelled and Printed Words Are Recoded into a Speech-based Code in Short-term Memory
AbstractWe conducted three immediate serial recall experiments that manipulated type of stimulus presentation (printed or fingerspelled words) and word similarity (speech-based or manual). Matched deaf American Sign Language signers and hearing non-signers participated (mean reading age = 14–15 years). Speech-based similarity effects were found for both stimulus types indicating that deaf signers recoded both printed and fingerspelled words into a speech-based phonological code. A manual similarity effect was not observed for printed words indicating that print was not recoded into fingerspelling (FS)....
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

American Sign Language and Academic English: Factors Influencing the Reading of Bilingual Secondary School Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
AbstractFor many years, researchers have sought to understand the reading development of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students. Guided by prior research on DHH and hearing students, in this study we investigate the hypothesis that for secondary school DHH students enrolled in American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual schools for the deaf, academic English proficiency would be a significant predictor of reading comprehension alongside ASL proficiency. Using linear regression, we found statistically significant interaction effects between academic English knowledge and word reading fluency in predicting the reading co...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Daily Stress, Hearing-Specific Stress and Coping: Self-reports from Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children and Children With Auditory Processing Disorder
This study evaluated stressors and coping strategies in 70 children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) or with auditory processing disorder (APD) attending Grades 5 and 6 of a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Everyday general stressors and more hearing-specific stressors were examined in a hearing-specific modified stress and coping questionnaire. Reports were compared with normative data for hearing children. Regarding everyday general stressors, stress levels for children who are D/HH or with APD did not differ from those of hearing children. Within children with hearing problems, everyday stressors were...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

The Profiles of Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities and Known Hearing Loss
AbstractThe present study describes the characteristics of students in Grades 3–12 with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD) and known hearing loss. The study analyzed results of a survey of teachers of students with SCD (n = 38,367) who were slated to participate in an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards in 14 states in the United States. Analysis revealed similar profiles in academic achievement and symbolic language use combined with an increased incidence of additional sensory impairments among students with SCD and known hearing loss compared to their peers without known hearing los...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Social Maturity and Executive Function Among Deaf Learners
AbstractTwo experiments examined relations among social maturity, executive function, language, and cochlear implant (CI) use among deaf high school and college students. Experiment 1 revealed no differences between deaf CI users, deaf nonusers, and hearing college students in measures of social maturity. However, deaf students (both CI users and nonusers) reported significantly greater executive function (EF) difficulties in several domains, and EF was related to social maturity. Experiment 2 found that deaf CI users and nonusers in high school did not differ from each other in social maturity or EF, but individuals who r...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

The Transition From Early Intervention to School for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Administrator Perspectives
AbstractAlthough the transition from early intervention (EI) to school is a significant milestone in the lives of young children, little research to date has investigated this transition among children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). The aims of this study were to investigate the organizational policies, procedures, and guidelines that facilitate or hinder the transition from the EI system to the school system for children who are D/HH from the perspective of program administrators. Using the Enhanced Critical Incident Technique methodology, 146 incidents were extracted from 10 interviews and sorted into 10 helping...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Barriers and Facilitators to Deaf Trauma Survivors’ Help-Seeking Behavior: Lessons for Behavioral Clinical Trials Research
AbstractDeaf individuals experience significant obstacles to participating in behavioral health research when careful consideration is not given to accessibility during the design of study methodology. To inform such considerations, we conducted an exploratory secondary analysis of a mixed-methods study that originally explored 16 Deaf trauma survivors’ help-seeking experiences. Our objective was to identify key findings and qualitative themes from consumers’ own words that could be applied to the design of behavioral clinical trials methodology. In many ways, the themes that emerged were not wholly dissimilar ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Mental Disorders in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Outpatients: A Comparison of Linguistic Subgroups
AbstractDeaf and hard of hearing (DHH) individuals who use signed language and those who use spoken language face different challenges and stressors. Accordingly, the profile of their mental problems may also differ. However, studies of mental disorders in this population have seldom differentiated between linguistic groups. Our study compares demographics, mental disorders, and levels of distress and functioning in 40 patients using Norwegian Sign Language (NSL) and 36 patients using spoken language. Assessment instruments were translated into NSL. More signers were deaf than hard of hearing, did not share a common langua...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

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In Memoriam: Amy Hile
The field of deaf studies and deaf education lost a strong advocate for bilingual education with the sudden loss of Dr. Amy Hile. Her research and influence in the area of bilingual studies was clearly on the radar of many with an interest in bilingualism. Amy had just completed a review of the literature that she hoped to submit prior to her untimely death. At the encouragement of her colleagues and with the permission of her family, we considered publication of this review in her memory. As editor, I took the liberty of changing some minor grammatical issues such as verb tense and pronoun use, and one of the Associate Ed...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

The Magic Years of Early Childhood
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Brown, A. S. Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

The Transition From Early Intervention to School for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Administrator Perspectives
Although the transition from early intervention (EI) to school is a significant milestone in the lives of young children, little research to date has investigated this transition among children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). The aims of this study were to investigate the organizational policies, procedures, and guidelines that facilitate or hinder the transition from the EI system to the school system for children who are D/HH from the perspective of program administrators. Using the Enhanced Critical Incident Technique methodology, 146 incidents were extracted from 10 interviews and sorted into 10 helping, 9 hind...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Curle, D., Jamieson, J., Buchanan, M., Poon, B. T., Zaidman-Zait, A., Norman, N. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Barriers and Facilitators to Deaf Trauma Survivors Help-Seeking Behavior: Lessons for Behavioral Clinical Trials Research
Deaf individuals experience significant obstacles to participating in behavioral health research when careful consideration is not given to accessibility during the design of study methodology. To inform such considerations, we conducted an exploratory secondary analysis of a mixed-methods study that originally explored 16 Deaf trauma survivors’ help-seeking experiences. Our objective was to identify key findings and qualitative themes from consumers’ own words that could be applied to the design of behavioral clinical trials methodology. In many ways, the themes that emerged were not wholly dissimilar from the...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Anderson, M. L., Wolf Craig, K. S., Ziedonis, D. M. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Mental Disorders in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Outpatients: A Comparison of Linguistic Subgroups
Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) individuals who use signed language and those who use spoken language face different challenges and stressors. Accordingly, the profile of their mental problems may also differ. However, studies of mental disorders in this population have seldom differentiated between linguistic groups. Our study compares demographics, mental disorders, and levels of distress and functioning in 40 patients using Norwegian Sign Language (NSL) and 36 patients using spoken language. Assessment instruments were translated into NSL. More signers were deaf than hard of hearing, did not share a common language with ...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Ohre, B., Volden, M., Falkum, E., von Tetzchner, S. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Vocabulary and Grammar Differences Between Deaf and Hearing Students
The present study investigated the development of literacy skills of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children in Japan. The three components of literacy, vocabulary, orthographic knowledge, and grammatical knowledge were assessed by using the subtests of the Adaptive Tests for Language Abilities (ATLAN), based on the item response theory developed by the authors). The participants consisted of 207 DHH children (first through twelfth grades) in Study 1, and 425 hearing children (first through sixth grades) in Study 2. The findings show that more than 80% of DHH children's vocabulary variance was explained by the other two co...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Takahashi, N., Isaka, Y., Yamamoto, T., Nakamura, T. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Fingerspelled and Printed Words Are Recoded into a Speech-based Code in Short-term Memory
We conducted three immediate serial recall experiments that manipulated type of stimulus presentation (printed or fingerspelled words) and word similarity (speech-based or manual). Matched deaf American Sign Language signers and hearing non-signers participated (mean reading age = 14–15 years). Speech-based similarity effects were found for both stimulus types indicating that deaf signers recoded both printed and fingerspelled words into a speech-based phonological code. A manual similarity effect was not observed for printed words indicating that print was not recoded into fingerspelling (FS). A manua...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Sehyr, Z. S., Petrich, J., Emmorey, K. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

American Sign Language and Academic English: Factors Influencing the Reading of Bilingual Secondary School Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
For many years, researchers have sought to understand the reading development of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students. Guided by prior research on DHH and hearing students, in this study we investigate the hypothesis that for secondary school DHH students enrolled in American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual schools for the deaf, academic English proficiency would be a significant predictor of reading comprehension alongside ASL proficiency. Using linear regression, we found statistically significant interaction effects between academic English knowledge and word reading fluency in predicting the reading comprehens...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Scott, J. A., Hoffmeister, R. J. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Daily Stress, Hearing-Specific Stress and Coping: Self-reports from Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children and Children With Auditory Processing Disorder
This study evaluated stressors and coping strategies in 70 children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) or with auditory processing disorder (APD) attending Grades 5 and 6 of a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Everyday general stressors and more hearing-specific stressors were examined in a hearing-specific modified stress and coping questionnaire. Reports were compared with normative data for hearing children. Regarding everyday general stressors, stress levels for children who are D/HH or with APD did not differ from those of hearing children. Within children with hearing problems, everyday stressors were...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Eschenbeck, H., Gille, V., Heim-Dreger, U., Schock, A., Schott, A. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

The Profiles of Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities and Known Hearing Loss
The present study describes the characteristics of students in Grades 3–12 with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD) and known hearing loss. The study analyzed results of a survey of teachers of students with SCD (n = 38,367) who were slated to participate in an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards in 14 states in the United States. Analysis revealed similar profiles in academic achievement and symbolic language use combined with an increased incidence of additional sensory impairments among students with SCD and known hearing loss compared to their peers without known hearing loss. Resul...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Erickson, K., Quick, N. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Social Maturity and Executive Function Among Deaf Learners
Two experiments examined relations among social maturity, executive function, language, and cochlear implant (CI) use among deaf high school and college students. Experiment 1 revealed no differences between deaf CI users, deaf nonusers, and hearing college students in measures of social maturity. However, deaf students (both CI users and nonusers) reported significantly greater executive function (EF) difficulties in several domains, and EF was related to social maturity. Experiment 2 found that deaf CI users and nonusers in high school did not differ from each other in social maturity or EF, but individuals who relied on...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Marschark, M., Kronenberger, W. G., Rosica, M., Borgna, G., Convertino, C., Durkin, A., Machmer, E., Schmitz, K. L. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

Auditory Deprivation Does Not Impair Executive Function, But Language Deprivation Might: Evidence From a Parent-Report Measure in Deaf Native Signing Children
Deaf children are often described as having difficulty with executive function (EF), often manifesting in behavioral problems. Some researchers view these problems as a consequence of auditory deprivation; however, the behavioral problems observed in previous studies may not be due to deafness but to some other factor, such as lack of early language exposure. Here, we distinguish these accounts by using the BRIEF EF parent report questionnaire to test for behavioral problems in a group of Deaf children from Deaf families, who have a history of auditory but not language deprivation. For these children, the auditory deprivat...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Hall, M. L., Eigsti, I.-M., Bortfeld, H., Lillo-Martin, D. Tags: Empirical Manuscript Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Amy Hile
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Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 26, 2016 Category: Audiology Authors: Easterbrooks, S. R. Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

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Concern for Others: A Study on Empathy in Toddlers with Moderate Hearing Loss
In conclusion, toddlers with MHL seem to be at risk for problems in their empathy development. Although they are aware of the emotions of others, the development of more complex skills needed for an adequate empathic response is delayed in comparison with their hearing peers. (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 6, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Influences on Facial Emotion Recognition in Deaf Children
AbstractThis exploratory research is aimed at studying facial emotion recognition abilities in deaf children and how they relate to linguistic skills and the characteristics of deafness. A total of 166 participants (75 deaf) aged 3–8 years were administered the following tasks: facial emotion recognition, naming vocabulary and cognitive ability. The children's teachers or speech therapists also responded to two questionnaires, one on children's linguistic-communicative skills and the other providing personal information. Results show a delay in deaf children's capacity to recognize some emotions (scared, surprised, a...
Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education - December 6, 2016 Category: Audiology Source Type: research

Working Together— with Families
Sass-Lehrer  M. (2016). Early intervention for deaf and hard-of-hearing infants, toddlers, and their families: Interdisciplinary perspectives. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Paperback. 349 pp. $55.00. (Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education)
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