Sign Language Studies

Sign Language Studies is a magazine focusing on Humanities

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, Fall

A Psychometric Study of the ASL Receptive Skills Test When Administered to Deaf 3-, 4-, and 5-Year-Old Children
AbstractA new test, the ASL Receptive Skills Test (ALS-RST), adapted from the BSL Receptive Skills Test (BSL-RST), was administered to 160 deaf children, ages 3-5, as part of the Early Education Longitudinal Study conducted by the Science of Learning...
Bilingual Deaf Students' Phonological Awareness in ASL and Reading Skills in English
AbstractThe sources of knowledge that individuals use to make similarity judgments about words are thought to tap underlying phonological representations. This study addresses the issue of segmental representation by investigating bilingual deaf students'...
Establishment of a Phonemic Clustering System for American Sign Language
AbstractExecutive functioning, the self-regulatory or control system that governs all cognitive, behavioral, and emotional activity, may be measured by means of a variety of psychological and neuropsychological tests, including tests of verbal fluency...
Insights into Deaf History
Insights into Deaf History Overcoming the Past, Determining Its Consequences, and Finding Solutions for the Present, edited by Mark Zaurov and Klaus-B. Günther (Seedorf: Signum, 2009, 325 pp., ISBN 978-3-936675-28-3)Mark Zaurov and Klaus-B. Günther's...
Methodological Issues Associated with Sign-Based Neuropsychological Assessment
AbstractAspects of neuropsychological assessment are used in a wide range of clinical and research settings. Over the past half century, in conjunction with the recognition that American Sign Language (ASL) is indeed a language and not simply a communication...
Obituary: Emeritus Professor Desmond J. Power AM
Deafness is a part of the natural human condition.-Des Power, Signs of LifeEmeritus Professor Des Power AM, who was known to many Deaf people, academics and researchers in Australia and around the world, died on April 3, 2013, after respiratory complications...
Preface
SPECIAL ISSUECurrent Advances in ASL AssessmentTo say the least, the assessment of ASL and of deaf individuals' cognitive abilities that use ASL as the language of presentation represent enormous challenges for clinicians, teachers, parents, and others...
The Signed Verbal Learning Test: Assessing Verbal Memory of Deaf Signers
AbstractMemory assessment involves the measurement of a wide range of memory functions, both verbal, or linguistic, and nonverbal. Although research suggests that modified measures of visual memory may be adequate for deaf signers, this is not the case...
The Standardized Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist for Signing Children
AbstractDespite efforts by both U.S. and Canadian Deaf education practitioners, the development of an American Sign Language (ASL) curriculum and related assessments has proceeded by fits and starts over the last thirty years. Using existing spoken language...
Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture
Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture, by R. A. R. Edwards (New York: New York University Press, 2012, 263 pp., ISBN 978-0-8147-2243In recent years, the history of Deaf culture and the Deaf community has animated...
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