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Bibliography - Language Assessment for Deaf Children

Books

Cole, Elizabeth B & Flexer, Carol
Children with hearing loss: developing listening and talking: birth to six (2nd ed)
Plural, 2011
ISBN: 9781597563796
An accessible guide for parents/carers and professionals to hearing loss issues and spoken language skills of children who are deaf.

Crystal, David; Fletcher, Paul; Garman, Michael
Grammatical analysis of language disability: a procedure for assessment and remediation
Edward Arnold, 1976
ISBN: 0713158433
This book introduces, describes and explains a grammatical assessment and remediation procedure that can be used with people displaying the various types of language disability. Series: Studies in language disability and remediation; 1

Ear Foundation
Nottingham Early Assessment Package (NEAP): Monitoring young deaf children before and after cochlear implantation
Ear Foundation, 2007
A framework for evaluating young deaf infants before and after implantation with age appropriate assessments. Includes CD-ROMs and the Tait Video Analysis on DVD.

French, Martha M
Starting with assessment: a developmental approach to deaf children's literacy
Gallaudet, 1999
ISBN: 0880952210
Examines methods of teaching and assessing literacy with children who are deaf.

French, Martha M
Toolkit: appendices for "Starting with assessment: a developmental approach to deaf children's literacy"
Gallaudet, 1999
ISBN: 0880952210
Contains activities and checklists for assessing literacy with children who are deaf.

Kiernan, Chris & Reid, Barbara
Pre-verbal PVCS communication schedule manual
NFER-Nelson, 1987
Assesses the communication skills of children or adults who are either non-verbal or who have very few words, signs or symbols and can be used as the basis of a therapy programme.

Plant, Geoff & Archbold, Sue
Kid trax: speech tracking materials for children
Ear Foundation, 2003
Presents a modified approach for using speech tracking with children. Pack includes: Book, resource CD, 5 Stage 1 ORT books and 5 Mr Men books.

Spencer, Patricia Elizabeth & Marschark, Marc (eds)
Advances in the spoken language development of deaf and hard-of-hearing children
Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 0195179870
Academic papers on the acquisition of spoken language in deaf children. Series: Perspectives on Deafness Chapter 7: "Family centered practice in early intervention for oral language development: Philosophy, methods and results" by P Margaret Brown & Pauline Nott

Webster, Alec & Webster, Valerie
Profiles of the hearing impaired
Avec Designs, 1993
A set of practical tools which enable teachers, parents and other professionals to collect evidence of children's development in key areas, to make informed teaching plans and report on progress.

Webster, Alec & Webster, Valerie
Profiles of the language-impaired
Avec Designs, 1991
ISBN: 0951667351
A set of practical tools which enable teachers, parents and other professionals to collect evidence of children's development in key areas, to make informed teaching plans and report on progress.

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Videos

Ear Foundation
TAIT video analysis: monitoring and developing communication skills in young deaf infants
Ear Foundation, nd
Video-based assessment and monitoring of deaf children's communication skills

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Assessment Materials

Adams, Catherine ... [et al]
Assessment of comprehension and expression 6-11 (ACE)
GL Assessment, 2001
ISBN: 9780708705612
A test designed for use with children who have a delay or disorder of language development. It aims to produce an overall picture of language ability. Contains a Manual, a Picture Book, 25 Record Booklets and 3 Plastic Answer Templates.

Armstrong, Susan & Ainley, Maureen
South Tyneside Assessment of Syntactic Structures (STASS)
STASS Publications, 1988
This work has evolved from a direct need for a rapid assessment of a child's expressive language at the grammatical level. Includes 5 photocopiable worksheets.

Armstrong, Susan & Ainley, Maureen
South Tyneside Assessment of Syntactic Structures (STASS) 2
STASS Publications, 2007
ISBN: 9781874534457
Revised edition of STASS. This work has evolved from a direct need for a rapid assessment of a child's expressive language at the grammatical level. Includes 4 photocopiable worksheets.

Bishop, D V M
Test for reception of grammar: version 2 (TROG-2)
Pearson Assessment, 2004
ISBN: 9780749121327
Receptive language test, assessing the understanding of English grammatical contrasts.  Assessment kit comprising: manual, stimulus book and record forms.

Brownell, Rick
Receptive one-word picture vocabulary test (2nd ed)
Academic Therapy, 2000
ISBN 157128138X
This is an individually administered, norm-referenced test that provides an assessment of an individual's English hearing vocabulary.

Dunn, Lloyd M; Dunn, Leota M; Whetton, Chris; Burley, Juliet
British picture vocabulary scale (2nd ed) (BPVS II)
GL Assessment, 1997
ISBN: 9780708712177
A test for hearing vocabulary of standard English. Contains: Manual, testbook, technical supplement, quick guide and 20 performance record sheets.

Edwards, Susan ... [et al]
Reynell developmental language scales III
GL Assessment, 1997
ISBN: 9780707805803
Assesses the verbal comprehension and expressive language of younger children. Suitcase contains: Manual, Picture book comprehension scale, Record booklet and various toys

Fenson, Larry ... [et al]
MacArthur-Bates communicative development inventories (CDI): user's guide and technical manual (2nd ed)
Paul H Brookes, 2007
ISBN: 9781557668844
Makes the most of parent's knowledge of their child's communication abilities to assess the development of a child's communication skills. Accompanied by forms: MacArthur-Bates CDI - III

Herman, Rosalind; Holmes, Sallie; Woll, Bencie
Assessing British Sign Language (BSL) development: receptive skills test
Forest, 1999
ISBN: 0946252467
Pack comprises: Video, Picture Booklet, Tester's Manual, Score Sheets and a pack of 20 picture cards.

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Articles

Bass-Ringdahl, Sandie M
Relationship of audibility and the development of canonical babbling in young children with hearing impairment
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2010, Vol 15 (3), p287-310
A longitudinal investigation of vocalisation development in young deaf children.  Looks at the emergence of babbling which consists of at least one vowel and one consonant and how the child's hearing loss affects this developmental milestone.  All children in the study used hearing aids and were subsequently given cochlear implants during the course of the study.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Edwards, Lindsey ... [et al]
Verbal and spatial analogical reasoning in deaf and hearing children: the role of grammar and vocabulary
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2011, Vol 16 (2), p189-197
Explores how deaf children cope with analogies in language.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Enns, Charlotte J & Herman, Rosalind C
Adapting the 'Assessing British Sign Language Development: Receptive Skills Test' into American Sign Language
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2011, Vol 16 (3), p362-374
The BSL receptive skills test is being used as a model to create an American equivalent.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Ertmer, David J & Jung, Jongmin
Prelinguistic vocal development in young cochlear implant recipients and typically developing infants: year 1 of robust hearing experience
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2012, Vol 17 (1), p116-132
Study of the early vocalisations of recipients of cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Fagan, Mary K & Pisoni, David B
Hearing experience and receptive vocabulary development in deaf children with cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2010, Vol 15 (2), p149-161
This study investigated receptive vocabulary delay in deaf children with cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Friedmann, Naama & Szterman, Ronit
Comprehension and production of wh-questions in deaf and hard-of-hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2011, Vol 16 (2), p212-235
Looks at how syntax produced by deaf children is affected by early limited language input.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Geers, Ann E ... [et al]
Spoken language scores of children using cochlear implants compared to hearing age-mates at school entry
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2009, Vol 14 (3), p371-385
Looks at the spoken language development of young children with cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Gou, J; Smith, J; Valero, J; Rubio, I
Effect of frequency transposition on speech perception in adolescents and young adults with profound hearing loss
Deafness and Education International March 2011, Vol 13 (1), p17-33
Looks at frequency-lowering of young people's hearing aids to improve speech perception.

Grimes, Marian; Thoutenhoofd, Ernst D; Byrne, Delma
Language approaches used with deaf pupils in Scottish schools: 2001-2004
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p530-551
Outlines the language and communication modes used with deaf children in Scottish schools and discusses the qualifications and language skills of teachers involved in their education.  Based upon results from the ADPS project.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Haug, Tobias
Approaching sign language test construction: adaptation of the German Sign Language receptive skills test
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2011, Vol 16 (3), p343-361
The BSL receptive skills test is being used as a model to create a German equivalent.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Haug, Tobias & Mann, Wolfgang
Adapting tests of sign language assessment for other sign languages: a review of linguistic, cultural and psychometric problems
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2008, Vol 13 (1), p138-147
Looks at the possibility of adapting sign language tests from the USA and UK for use with other countries' sign languages.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Herman, Ros & Roy, Penny
Evidence from the wider use of the BSL receptive skills test
Deafness and Education International 2006, Vol 8 (1), p33-47
Looks at the BSL competency of deaf children who have been tested using the BSL Receptive Skills Test (1999).

Hogan, Sarah ... [et al]
Evaluation of auditory verbal therapy using the rate of early language development as an outcome measure
Deafness and Education International 2008, Vol 10 (3), p143-167
One approach to developing spoken language in deaf children is evaluated using formal assessment methods.

Holt, Colleen M & Dowell, Richard C
Actor vocal training for the habilitation of speech in adolescent users of cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2011, Vol 16 (1), p140-151
This study examined the changes to speech production in deaf adolescents following a period of actor vocal training.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Hopwood, Vicky & Gallaway, Clare
Evaluating the linguistic experience of a deaf child in a mainstream class: a case study
Deafness and Education International 1999, Vol 1 (3), p172-187
Looks at the spoken language input for a deaf child in a mainstream classroom focussing on the extent to which the child is able to participate in classroom activities. Various teaching situations over a period are analysed, contrasting communication between the child and teachers or assistants.

James, Deborah; Rajput, Kaukab; Brinton, Julie; Goswami, Usha
Phonological awareness, vocabulary, and word reading in children who use cochlear implants: does age of implantation explain individual variability in performance outcomes and growth?
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2008, Vol 13 (1), p117-137
Looks at reasons for variable outcomes in using spoken language with children who have a cochlear implant.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Klieve, S & Jeanes, R C
Perception of prosodic features by children with cochlear implants: is it sufficient for understanding meaning differences in language?
Deafness and Education International 2001, Vol 3 (1), p15-37
Looks at the understanding that deaf children who have cochlear implants of the effect of intonation and rhythm on spoken communication and outlines an intervention programme to improve comprehension.

Lloyd, Julian; Lieven, Elena; Arnold, Paul
Oral referential communication skills of hearing-impaired children
Deafness and Education International 2005, Vol 7 (1) p22-42
Study of deaf children's aptitude in a spoken communication test (Referential Communication Task) and compared with results from the Test of Reception of Grammar (TROG).

Mollink, Hannah; Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry
Vocabulary training of spoken words in hard-of-hearing children
Deafness and Education International 2008, Vol 10 (2), p80-92
Investigates the effects of using signs as part of spoken language vocabulary training with children who have moderate hearing loss.

Most, Tova; Shina-August, Ella; Meilijson, Sara
Pragmatic abilities of children with hearing loss using cochlear implants or hearing aids compared to hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2010, Vol 15 (4), p422-437
This study looked at the spoken language abilities of children with hearing loss concentrating on appropriate use of language in context and other conversational skills.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Ozbic, Martina & Kogovsek, Damjana
Vowel format values in hearing and hearing impaired children: a discriminant analysis
Deafness and Education International June 2010, Vol 12 (2), p99-128
A study of vowel formation in deaf children's spoken language.

Ramirez Inscoe, Jayne; Odell, Amanda; Archbold, Susan; Nikolopoulos, Thomas
Expressive spoken language development in deaf children with cochlear implants who are beginning formal education
Deafness and Education International 2009, Vol 11 (1), p39-55
Considers the possible implications for educational management of children with cochlear implants, children's language was assessed using STASS.

Sarant, Julia Z ... [et al]
Spoken language development in oral preschool children with permanent childhood deafness
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2009, Vol 14 (2), p205-217
A study of preschool children who have been diagnosed as deaf.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Toe, Dianne M & Paatsch, Louise E
Communication skills used by deaf children and their hearing peers in a question-and-answer game context
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2010, Vol 15 (3), p228-241
A trivia quiz game is used to assess the levels of understanding spoken language between hearing and deaf pupils, looking at repetition of questions, correct answering and clarification strategies.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Toe, Dianne; Beattie, Rod; Barr, Megan
Development of pragmatic skills in children who are severely and profoundly deaf
Deafness and Education International 2007, Vol 9 (2), p101-117
Looks at the conversational skills of deaf children.

Yoshinaga-Itano, Christine; Stredler-Brown, Arlene; Jancosek, Elizabeth
From phone to phoneme: what we can understand from babble
Volta Review 1992, Vol 94 (5), p283-313
Describes assessment techniques for monitoring the speech development of very young deaf children.