A Deaf Child's Language Acquisition Verified through Text Retelling
Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara, Griffiths, Cindy, Montgomery, Nancy, American Annals of the Deaf
The researchers studied a method of mediation with a deaf second grader. Language needs were identified through transcription of the child's retellings of weekly basal stories. These were either targeted for adult-mediated conversations during reading activities or left "untargeted but tracked." During two intervention phases, the student's performance on semantic and syntactic features of interest incorporated into retellings improved when an adult facilitated; when an adult was intentionally unavailable to mediate retellings, documentation of positive linguistic changes indicated internalization or acquisition of these features. Analysis of language behaviors that did not improve during …
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Publication information: Article title: A Deaf Child's Language Acquisition Verified through Text Retelling. Contributors: Luetke-Stahlman, Barbara - Author, Griffiths, Cindy - Author, Montgomery, Nancy - Author. Journal title: American Annals of the Deaf. Volume: 144. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 1999. Page number: 270+. © American Annals of the Deaf Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.