American Annals of the Deaf

The American Annals of the Deaf is a journal focusing on the education of the deaf. Founded in 1847, it is published quarterly with spring, summer, fall and winter issues. The journal is published by the Conference of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf at Gallaudet University Press. Subjects include: Hearing and Speech. The editor is Donald F. Moores.

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Vol. 164, No. 5, Winter

Do d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Need Access to a Spoken Phonology to Learn to Read? A Narrative Meta-Analysis
Phonology is the first component in spoken English-language proficiency, and refers to the patterns of speech sounds. Specifically, phonology refers to sound perception, representation, and production (Trezek, Wang, & Paul, 2010). The phonological...
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Remembering and Debating Harlan Lane
Our scholarly world lost another giant on July 13, 2019, with the passing of Harlan Lane. A range of tributes to Lane can be found in several online sources, such as the websites ofWikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Harlan_Lane), the New York...
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English Literacy Outcomes in Sign Bilingual Programs: Current State of the Knowledge
The literacy achievement of deaf students has been an ongoing concern in the field since Pintner and Paterson (1916) reported that "very few deaf children (6.4 percent) reach scores above fourth grade ability" (p. 436). This is an observation that has...
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Cochlear Implants in Congenitally Deaf Children: A Discussion Built on Rights-Based Arguments
Cochlear implants (CIs) are electronic devices implanted in persons who are deaf in order to allow them to perceive sound. The implants do not give complete and perfect hearing, but they allow individuals who otherwise would not be able to hear to understand...
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Implications of a Sight Word Intervention for Deaf Students
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of a sight word intervention specifically designed for use with Deaf students. The setting of the study was an urban school for the Deaf, grades 1-7.1 The sight word intervention was...
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Invited Article: The Bright Triad and Five Propositions: Toward a Vygotskian Framework for Deaf Pedagogy and Research
Vygotskian Deaf EducationWhich environments are appropriate for deaf children's sociocultural and intellectual development? Are deaf children developmental disabled or developing along a different axis? Is quantitative deaf research essentially normative,...
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Vol. 164, No. 4, Fall

Understanding Language Deprivation and Its Role in Deaf Mental Health
Those who work with the deaf population in clinical settings understand the rising concerns about language deprivation among deaf children. While few documented cases of language deprivation are found in the general population, language deprivation has...
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Fingerspelling and Print: Understanding the Word Reading of Deaf Children
Although there is increasing research in deaf education addressing questions of language and literacy development, there is little evidence on specific interventions to improve the literacy skills of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students (Cannon, Guardino,...
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The Education of d/Dhh Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a small country with fewer than 4 million inhabitants. Unfortunately, the population of children with hearing loss in the country is not of sufficient size to be of great interest to educators and scholars. Few people have received...
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A Pilot Study on Mandarin Chinese Cued Speech
COMMUNICATION IS one of the most important parts of human life, and more and more attention has been paid to improving the communication among people with disabilities. It was reported by the World Health Organization that more than 5% of the world's...
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Remembering Stephen P. Quigley
SUSAN ROSE The refrain of an old Scottish hymn goes, "Only remembered by what we have done." Stephen Quigley surely will be remembered for decades to come. Professionals, parents, and children who are part of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing community...
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Vol. 164, No. 3, Summer

Single-Case Design Research on Early Literacy Skills of Learners Who Are d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing
EARLY LITERACY SKILLS A major challenge for some learners who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) is the acquisition of language and literacy skills (Dyer, MacSweeney, Szczerbinski, Green, & Campbell, 2003). Learners who are d/Dhh are often diverse...
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Vol. 164, No. 1, Spring

Gerilee Gustason
It is with regret and great sadness that we announce that Gerilee "Geri" Gustason, longtime Deaf educator, passed away suddenly from a massive stroke in Port Angeles, WA, on November 9, 2018. She would have been 80 this summer. She devoted her adult...
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Critical Cartography: Mapping Deaf Research
A map is only as good as the cartographer; likewise, the utility it offers to those who desire its guidance. This statement encapsulates Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies, Alys Young and Bogusia Temple Young's timely, perhaps obligatory,...
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Vol. 163, No. 5, Winter

Volume 163: Annual Index 2018–2019
Number 1 Paul, Peter V., “Philosophy of deafness: Confluence of special education and disability studies?” [Editorial], 5–12.Stokar, Hayley, & Orwat, John, “Hearing managers of deaf workers: A phenomenological investigation in the restaurant industry,”...
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Vol. 164, No. 2, 2019

Research on Deafness
Doctoral Dissertations Beatty, S. (2019). An exploration of deaf education through the experiences of culturally deaf adults (Order No. 13425147). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2164291936). Retrieved from http://proxyga.wrlc.org/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/2164291936?accountid=27346Brady,...
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Programs for Deaf-Blind Children and Adults
Programs for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults Abbreviations for the Services Offered ACharitable assistanceAdAdvocacyCCounselingChServices for childrenCICrisis intervention or hotlineDADrug/alcohol rehabilitationEEvaluationFForums, information exchangeIInterpretingILSIndependent...
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Vol. 163, No. 4, Fall

Experience of Hearing Loss, Communication, Social Participation, and Psychological Well-Being among Adolescents with Cochlear Implants
Parents and professionals work hard to support the development of children with hearing loss. However, children's perspectives are not often taken into consideration in related research. The aim of the present study was to explore the perspectives of...
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Vol. 163, No. 3, Summer

Bedouin Hearing Parents of Children with Hearing Loss: Stress, Coping, and Quality of Life
TO BRING up a child with a disability, particularly a child with partial or total hearing loss, parents must develop mechanisms for coping and adjustment. Developing these mechanisms is more difficult when the family's environmental circumstances are...
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Vol. 162, No. 5, Winter

Selected Factors in Reading Comprehension for Deaf and Hearing Adults: Phonological Skills and Metacognition
Historically, deaf readers have often been portrayed in a pathological framework with an emphasis on deficiency. There are persistent concerns that deaf people generally do not achieve their potential (Commission on Education of the Deaf, 1988; Scott,...
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Deaf Education and Deaf Culture: Lessons from Latin America
Deaf Education and Deaf Culture: Lessons from Latin America Change and Promise: Bilingual Deaf Education and Deaf Culture in Latin America. Barbara Gerner de García and Lodenir Becker Karnopp (Eds.). Gallaudet University Press, 2016. 240 pp. $70.00 (hardcover).Change...
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A Grounded Theory of Effective Reading by Profoundly Deaf Adults
Although there are concerns that students who are deaf or hard of hearing do not always meet their potential in reading achievement (Mayer & Trezek, 2015; Paul, Wang, & Williams, 2013; Qi & Mitchell, 2012; Traxler, 2000), many deaf readers...
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Deaf Education Teacher Preparation: A Phenomenological Case Study of a Graduate Program with a Comprehensive Philosophy
Deaf education teacher preparation programs must meet state standards and may additionally seek accreditation from national associations. A majority of U.S. deaf education teacher preparation programs self-identify as preparing future teachers using...
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In the Rearview Mirror: Social Skill Development in Deaf Youth, 1990-2015
Psychosocial development plays an important role in how individuals form an identity, establish relationships, and interact with the world (Beauchamp & Anderson, 2010; Marcia, 2002). Social skills function as a vehicle by which people, including...
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Philosophy of Deafness: A Perspective
Since the beginning of my doctoral program in 1980, I have been consumed by the debate on whether "deafness" should be considered a disability or a natural condition. In light of my bilateral profound hearing loss and use of a hearing aid-at that time-I...
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Exploring the Social Capital of Adolescents Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Their Parents: A Preliminary Investigation
There has been growing interest in the study of social capital in the education, health, and disabilities fields. Social capital, which has been suggested as an explanation for health inequalities within populations and among individuals (Pearce &...
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Vol. 162, No. 4, Fall

Debating Futures in Flemish Deaf Parliament: Deaf Epistemologies, Participatory Citizenship, and Sustainable Development
More than 350 deafsign language community members gathered at six local deaf clubs in Flanders in 2014 to share perspectives about the future and formulate proposals for policymaking. This initiative, Flemish Deaf Parliament, serves as a platform of...
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The Metaphysical Itch
I am composing this editorial in the middle of summer. If you have read my previous editorials, written over past summers (and even during other seasons), you might surmise that this is going to be another piece that will cover a strange topic or two....
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The Relationship between Cochlear Implants and Deaf Identity
Cochlear implant (CI) surgery has been available to profoundly deaf children and adults for about 40 years (Christiansen & Leigh, 2002). In the United States, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (2016) reported that...
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How Do Deaf Adults Define Quality of Life?
Quality of life (QOL) generally refers to the degree of well-being of an individual (Ferrans, 1990; Tambs, 2004; Werngren-Elgstrom, Dehlin, & Iwarsson, 2003), and is often used to assess program effectiveness (Grasso & Canova, 2008; Nakaji, 2008)....
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Sign Language Legislation as a Tool for Sustainability
Yiftachel and Hedgcock's (1993) definition of a sustainable city can be applied to the microsystem the Deaf community encompasses within the majority: "the continuing ability . . . to function as a long-term, viable setting for human interaction, communication,...
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Enabling Pedagogy and Andragogy for 21st-Century Sign Language Users and Learners
Enabling pedagogy and andragogy is discussed in the present chapter as a form of lifelong learning in which learners attain competences and skills as children (pedagogy) and as adults (andragogy) that enable them to engage in independent learning in...
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Vol. 162, No. 3, Summer

Unregulated Autonomy: Uncredentialed Educational Interpreters in Rural Schools
Data suggest that more than 87% of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children attend regular public schools all or part of the school day (Office of Special Education Programs, 2014). Many of these students gain access to the school system and curriculum through...
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A Systematic Review of the Use of LENA Technology
The purpose of the present article is to present the results of a systematic review of studies conducted with LENA technology. LENA (Language ENvironment Analysis) is a recently developed language measurement and analysis tool that is being used in a...
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The Effect of Handwriting Training on Language Learning among Deaf Children and Their Matched Hearing Peers in China
The lexical quality hypothesis asserts that word-specific memories of orthographic, phonological, and semantic constituents for each word in a reader's vocabulary are a prerequisite for a high level of proficiency in reading and writing (Perfetti, 1992)....
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The Mythical Average in an Age of Individual Complexity
During the age of innocence in a world that is perceived to have been less complex than the present, I was an undergraduate elementary education major. Most of my professors pontificated that we needed to teach to the average student in our classrooms....
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National Provisions for Certification and Professional Preparation in Low-Incidence Sensory Disabilities: A 50-State Study
In the present article, we report findings from a 50-state study of preparation programs and professional licensure for low-incidence sensory disabilities (LISD): hearing impairment (HI), visual impairment (VI), and deafblindness (DB).1 Preparation and...
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Dr. Andrew Foster: A Literature Review
Andrew Foster (1927-1987), a pioneering deaf African American missionary, provided the single most important contribution to the education of deaf Africans in the colonial and postcolonial periods. (Kiyaga & Moores, 2003, p. 20)Foster has become...
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Vol. 162, No. 2, 2017

Programs for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults
Abbreviations for the Services OfferedA: Charitable assistanceAd: AdvocacyC: CounselingCh: Services for childrenCI: Crisis intervention or hotlineDA: Drug/alcohol rehabilitationE: EvaluationF: Forums, information exchangeI: InterpretingILS: Independent...
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Advocacy, Support, and Rehabilitation Programs
I. Office of Special Education ProgramsRuth Ryder, Acting Director202-245-7513A. Program Support Services GroupBill Wolf, Director202-245-7580B. Monitoring & State Improvement Planning DivisionGregg Corr, Director202-245-7309Team AAl Jones, Associate...
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Research on Deafness
Doctoral DissertationsAnible, B. (2016). Iconicity effects in translation direction: Bimodalbilingual lexical processing (Order No. 10155487). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1836796383). Retrieved from http://proxyga .wrlc....
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Research on Deafness
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS Anible, B. (2016). Iconicity effects in translation direction: Bimodal bilingual lexical processing (Order No. 10155487). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1836796383). Retrieved from http://proxyga.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1836796383?accountid=27346Aseery,...
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University and College Programs for Personnel in Deafness
PROGRAMS FOR TRAINING TEACHERS The following listing of teacher training programs is intended to serve as a quick reference. Specific information concerning programs of study, fellowships, school calendars, and admission requirements should be addressed...
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Programs for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults
PROGRAMS FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTH AND ADULTS Abbreviations for the Services Offered A:Charitable assistanceAd:AdvocacyC:CounselingCh:Services for childrenCI:Crisis intervention or hotlineDA:Drug/alcohol rehabilitationE:EvaluationF:Forums, information exchangeI:InterpretingILS:Independent...
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Vol. 160, No. 5, Winter

Single-Case Design Research: Building the Evidence-Base in the Field of Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Single-Case Design ResearchThe term evidence-based practices (EBPs) refers to educational programs or instructional procedures that have been determined to produce positive results. Both the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of...
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Vol. 144, No. 4, October

Narrative Therapy and Children with Hearing Impairments
Narrative approaches to psychology converge around the idea that therapy is essentially a special kind of conversation that elicits a client's strengths, competencies, and solutions. The psychologist is seen to assist in creating conversations that reveal...
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