Title

Building the evidence-base of effective reading strategies to use with deaf English-language learners

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2014

Abstract

Nearly 25% of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students come from homes where a language other than English is used and are known as English-Language Learners (ELLs). Evidence-based practices used to teach students who are DHH ELLs are imperative. To build an evidence-base, successful strategies must be examined across multiple researchers, sites, and participants. This research is a replication of an effective reading strategy; teaching vocabulary using repeated preteaching sessions paired with viewing American Sign Language books on DVD. Five participants with severe to profound hearing loss participated in this multiple-baseline design (ABC) across three sets of five vocabulary words study. Results indicated that after three sessions of preteaching and viewing the DVD, the majority of participants signed correctly 90% to 100% of the targeted vocabulary. Maintenance data were collected 1 to 5 weeks following the intervention. Implications for practitioners and researchers are discussed. © Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2013.

Publication Title

Communication Disorders Quarterly

Volume

35

Issue

2

First Page

59

Last Page

73

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/1525740113506932

ISSN

15257401

E-ISSN

15384837

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