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.

Articles from Vol. 143, No. 5, December

Denial of Success
For a long time there was only one criterion for the success of a deaf child in school. That was simply whether or not he or she had understandable speech. The loss in human potential, not to mention self-worth, is inestimable. Fortunately, most of the...
Identification of Hearing Loss after Age 18 Months Is Not Early Enough
The general development of 40 deaf and hard of hearing infants was analyzed. The infants were placed into one of two groups according to age at which hearing loss was identified: (a) before age 6 months and (b) after age 18 months. The mean age at testing...
Lexidactylophobia: The (Irrational) Fear of Fingerspelling
Fingerspelling is a system of manually representing the graphemes of a spoken language used by members of Deaf communities worldwide. Yet, at least within the North American educational system, fingerspelling appears to be largely discounted in favor...
Mathematics Preparation and Professional Development of Deaf Education Teachers
With the world increasingly dependent on mathematics and problemsolving skills, the poor mathematics performance of deaf and hard of hearing students is cause for concern. The present article focuses on the mathematics competency of teachers of deaf...
Parent Characteristics and Educational Program Involvement
Researchers have noted the apparently contradictory phenomenon of parents highly supportive of their deaf or hard of hearing child but apparently uninvolved with their child s school program (e.g., Bennet, 1988; Boone, 1992; Harry, 1993). This study...
Providing the Support Services Needed by Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
When students who are deaf or hard of hearing are appropriately placed, program-level and curriculumlevel adaptations may both need to be discussed to ensure social as well as academic progress. Programmatic modifications may involve communication, linguistic,...
Reliability and Validity of Generalizable Skills Instruments for Students Who Are Deaf, Blind, or Visually Impaired
The study examined the validity and reliability of four assessments, with three instruments per domain. Domains included generalizable mathematics, communication, interpersonal relations, and reasoning skills. Participants were deaf, legally blind, or...
The Development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Identified Early through the High-Risk Registry
The high-risk registry was used as a screening device for identifying hearing loss for many decades in Colorado. It reportedly missed approximately 50% of all infants with congenital sensorineural hearing loss (Mehl & Thomson, 1998; Parving, 1993;...
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