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. 155, No. 5, Winter

Appreciation
This represents the last edition oí the Annals in my 21-year tenure. When I replaced Mc Cay Vernon as editor I had no idea that I would continue for seven 3-year appointments. It has been a labor of love, one of the most rewarding experiences in my career....
Baseline Data on Distance Education Offerings in Deaf Education Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
GIVEN THAT LITTLE is empirically known about the use of distance education within deaf education teacher preparation (DETP) programs, the purpose of the present study was to obtain baseline data on distance education activities in these programs. Using...
Deaf Clubs Today: Do They Still Have a Role to Play? the Cases of Cyprus and Greece
THE PRESENT STUDY investigated the current functions of Deaf clubs in Cyprus and in Greece. The researchers conducted in-depth semistructured interviews with 24 Cypriot and 22 Greek deaf individuals ages 19-54 years. The researchers found that the Deaf...
Development and Testing of an Antitobacco School-Based Curriculum for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
A TOBACCO USE PREVENTION curriculum tailored for deaf/hard of hearing youth was tested using a quasi-experimental design. Two schools for the deaf received the curriculum; two served as noncurriculum controls. Surveys assessed changes in tobacco use,...
Further Evidence of the Effectiveness of Phonological Instruction with Oral-Deaf Readers
THE EFFECTIVENESS of phonological instruction with 6 deaf students in an oral program was investigated. In a previous investigation (Syverud, Guardino, & Selznick, 2009), promising results had been obtained in a case study in which the Direct Instruction...
How Prepared Are Transition-Age Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Adult Living? Results of the Transition Competence Battery
ONE RESULT of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and related legislation is that most deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students attend local public schools. Although such placements may provide greater access to general education classrooms...
Impact of Early Intervention on Expressive and Receptive Language Development among Young Children with Permanent Hearing Loss
ALONG WITH EARLY DETECTION, early intervention (EI) is critical for children identified with hearing loss. Evidence indicates that many children with sensorineural hearing loss experience improved language abilities if EI services were initiated at an...
Pragmatic Language in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Correlation with Success in General Education
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN have shown delays and difficulties in pragmatic behaviors due to insufficient exposure to common daily discourse and underlying impoverishment in all components of language development. In a study in a school district...
The Modes of Communication Used by Children with Cochlear Implants and the Role of Sign in Their Lives
IN A MIXED-METHODS STUDY, which included surveys of 247 parents and 151 teachers, the researchers investigated the modes of communication used by children with cochlear implants and the role of signed communication in the children's lives. Findings indicated...
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy* the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)The first iteration of IDEA, the Education of All Handicapped Children Act, passed more than 35 years ago, had several positive elements. Key among these was the concept of a Free Appropriate Public Education...
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