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Bibliography - Early Years and Deafness


Bell, David
Removing barriers: a 'can-do' attitude: a report on developing good practice for children with special needs in early years childcare and education in the private and voluntary sectors
Ofsted, 2005
The report examines what childcare providers in the private and voluntary sector are doing to make it easier for children with special needs to access care and education and to have the best possible outcomes.

Bodner-Johnson, Barbara & Sass-Lehrer, Marilyn (eds)
Young deaf or hard of hearing child: a family centered approach to early education
Paul H Brookes, 2003
ISBN: 1557665796
Aimed at early childhood educators, education professionals, speech and language therapists and students to help them to work effectively with families.

Carr, Gwen
Communicating with your deaf child
NDCS, 2010
Produced to try to answer the many questions parents have asked NDCS about how to best support their child’s language and communication development from early days after the diagnosis and as their children grow.

Datta, Gill & Harbor, Diana
Cochlear implants for deaf babies and toddlers: a sound start
Ear Foundation, 2006
This book gives advice to parents in the early stages after a cochlear implant operation and shares the experiences of other families. It guides them through the practicalities of getting their child to use the implant and develop their listening and communication skills.

Datta, Gill & Harbor, Diana
Cochlear implants for young children: Moving on - Book one: Early years education
Ear Foundation, 2007
Information for families and teachers to encourage working together. It aims to prepare families and professionals for children starting school with a cochlear implant.

Datta, Gill & Harbor, Diana
Cochlear implants for young children: Moving on - Book two: Listening and language
Ear Foundation, 2007
This book gives information and ideas to help develop listening and spoken language at home and in education. It aims to prepare families and professionals for children starting early years education with a cochlear implant.

Datta, Gill & Harrigan, Suzanne
Cochlear implants for young deaf children: Setting off with words
Ear Foundation, 2006
This book gives advice to parents and carers of babies and toddlers who have recently received a cochlear implant. It guides them through the practicalities of getting their child to use the implant and develop their listening and communication skills.

Datta, Gill; Harbor, Diana; Allen, Clare
STEPS from hearing to talking: sound support for families of young deaf children with cochlear implants
Ear Foundation, 2005
Looks at the developmental steps of children and gives advice on how to help develop good communication from the start for young deaf children. Section for babies with cochlear implants. Includes DVD, development record book and poster.

Datta, Gill; Harbor, Diana; Archbold, Sue
STEPS together pack: resources and ideas for families
Ear Foundation, 2007
A resource of fun activities for young deaf children to encourage listening and talking. Pack includes: Book, soft toys, wooden toys, jigsaws and noise makers in duffel bag.

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Developing early intervention/support services for deaf children and their families
Dept for Education and Skills, 2003
ISBN: 1841859079

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Information for parents: deafness [Early Support Pilot Programme]
Dept for Education and Skills, 2004
Guidance for families who have very young children who are deaf. ESPP11

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Informed choice, families and deaf children: professional handbook
Dept for Education and Skills, 2006
A handbook for professionals to provide an "Informed Choice" approach for families who have very young children who are deaf. ESPP11

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Monitoring protocol for Deaf babies and children
Dept for Education and Skills, 2004
Includes booklets: How to use this protocol; Level 2 materials; and folder of forms for recording development.  Early Support Pilot Programme: ESPP29, ESPP30, ESPP31

Drifte, Collette
Encouraging positive behaviour in the early years: a practical guide (2nd ed)
Sage, 2008
ISBN: 9781847873750
Practical strategies, good advice and clear and helpful suggestions to encourage good behaviour from every child, with particular emphasis on children with special educational needs. Accompanied by a CD-ROM.

Dunlop, Aline-Wendy ... [et al]
Positive behaviour in the early years: perceptions of staff, service providers and parents in managing and promoting positive behaviour in early years and early primary settings
University of Strathclyde, 2008
ISBN: 9780755918102
Research into the behaviour of young children.

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.

Ennals, Paul
Together from the start: practical guidance for professionals working with disabled children (birth to third birthday) and their families
Dept for Education and Skills, 2003
ISBN: 1841859060

Gallaway, Clare & Richards, Brian J
Input and interaction in language acquisition
Cambridge U P, 1994
ISBN: 0521437253
A study of "baby talk" and how it affects the acquisition of language in young children. Also explores language acquisition in second and foreign language learners.

Harrigan, Suzanne & Sheridan, Clare
Small talk: a package for families with a new deaf baby (2nd ed)
Ear Foundation, 2007
Informs and reassures families about communication at a time when they may be struggling to come to terms with the discovery that their baby is deaf. Includes DVD, booklet, fridge notes and discussion sheets.

Learning and Teaching Scotland
Birth to three: supporting our youngest children
LT Scotland, 2005
ISBN: 184399061X
General guide for parents of young children and professionals who work with young children.

Learning and Teaching Scotland
Early learning, forward thinking: the ICT strategy for early years: Staff development pack for practitioners
Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2003
ISBN: 1859557953
Includes a staff development pack for practitioners; reference pack and the policy framework for ICT in early years.

Lynch, Charlotte & Kidd, Julia
Early communication skills (2nd ed)
Speechmark, 1999
ISBN: 9780863883736
Aimed at professionals working with pre-school children. Outlines approaches used by a speech and language therapist and a teacher of the deaf working together in a nursery which supports Total Communication.

Mathieson, Kay
Social skills in the early years: supporting social and behavioural learning
Paul Chapman, 2005
ISBN: 9781412902601
A user-friendly book offering strategies and advice on how to help young children develop their social, emotional and behavioural skills.

Mayne, Katie
First guide to baby signing
Templar, 2005
ISBN: 1904513204
A guide for parent's to teach sign language to all babies. Includes clear photographs and descriptions of signs and is illustrated with babies' versions of the signs.

Meadow-Orlans, Kathryn P; Spencer, Patricia Elizabeth; Koester, Lynne Sanford
World of deaf infants: a longitudinal study
Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 0195147901
Reports on a 15 year study of families with deaf and hearing young children of deaf or hearing parents. Explores the parenting of children with special needs and the interaction between parent and infant.

Mortimer, Hannah
Sensory difficulties: identifying and supporting needs, activities covering early learning goals, working with parents (Special needs in the early years)
Scholastic, 2002
ISBN: 059053565X
Series: Special needs in the early years. Help on how to recognise hearing or vision problems and what activities are appropriate and useful in an early years setting for children with sensory impairments

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Quality standards in the early years: guidelines on working with deaf children under two years old and their families
NDCS, 2002
ISBN: 0904691667

Parsons, Stephen & Branagan, Anna
Language for thinking: a structured approach for young children
Speechmark, 2005
ISBN: 9780863885754
Practical resource to use in the classroom to develop children's language and 'verbal' reasoning skills.

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.

Rocca, Christine
Music time: a musical resource for deaf children
Ear Foundation, 2006
Resources to help develop music sessions with deaf children. Includes Booklet, DVD and CD.

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Effective early intervention for deaf children 0-5 and their families: education guidelines project
RNID, 2001
ISBN: 0900634839
Guidelines for teachers of the deaf and learning support assistants on working with deaf children in the classroom. Series: Education guidelines project

Sandall, Susan R & Schwartz, Ilene S
Building blocks for teaching preschoolers with special needs (2nd ed)
Paul H Brookes, 2008
ISBN: 9781557669674
A guidebook to fully including children with disabilities in early childhood classrooms.  Examples illustrated by stories of disabled children with Down's, language & social delays, cerebral palsy and autism. Includes CD-ROM of printable forms.

Scottish Executive
Child at the centre: self-evaluation in the early years
Scottish Executive, [1999]
ISBN: 0748093265
Self-evaluation guide for centres providing preschool education and day care to children aged 3-5.

Scottish Government
Guide to getting it right for every child
Scottish Government, 2008
ISBN: 9780755957750
Overview of the practice model set forth by the Scottish Government for ensuring that Scotland's children get the best start in life.

Scottish Government Social Research
Perspectives on early years services: qualitative research with service users
Scottish Government, 2008
ISBN: 9780755972272
Qualitative research with parents, carers and children to explore their views and experiences of early interventions, early years services and support for families of young children.

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
Chapter 7: "Family centered practice in early intervention for oral language development: Philosophy, methods and results" by P Margaret Brown & Pauline Nott   Academic papers on the acquisition of spoken language in deaf children. Series: Perspectives on Deafness

Sutherland, Hilary & Hall, Anne-Marie
Deaf friendly nurseries and pre-schools: a guide for people working with deaf children in early education settings
NDCS, 2003
ISBN: 0904691640
Aimed at people who work with pre-school aged children who are deaf.

Tait, Margaret & White, Alison
Chatting and singing with young deaf children: practical ideas and activities put into practice
Ear Foundation, 2006
Ideas for exploiting opportunities to improve the vocabulary of young deaf children who are beginning to learn vocabulary (eg after a cochlear implant)

Wall, Kate
Special needs and early years: a practitioners guide (2nd ed)
Paul Chapman, 2006
ISBN: 9781412929493
Aimed at early years' practitioners, professionals dealing with children with special needs and their families and students.



National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Communication begins at home
NDCS, 2009
This film follows 6 children and their families on a typical day to see how they communicate. It aims to show how communication can be supported during everyday activities and routines.



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



Bakar, Zaharah Abu; Brown, P Margaret; Remine, Maria D
Sensitivity in interactions between hearing mothers and their toddlers with hearing loss: the effect of cochlear implantation
Deafness and Education International March 2010, Vol 12 (1), p2-15

Brown, P Margaret; Bakar, Zaharah Abu; Rickards, Field W; Griffin, P
Family functioning, early intervention support, and spoken language and placement outcomes for children with profound hearing loss
Deafness and Education International 2006, Vol 8 (4), p207-226
Looks at how the family copes with having a deaf child and how they see the transition from early years support into primary education. Looks at language outcomes and placement decisions.

Falkman, Kerstin W & Hjelmquist, Erland
Do you see what I mean? Shared reference in non-native, early signing deaf children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2006, Vol 11 (4), p410-420
Early diagnosed deaf children in Sweden are introduced at a young age to sign language.  This study looks at aspects of the language acquisition of children whose parents are not native signers.

Gallaway, Clare
Using video to monitor early language development
Journal of British Association of Teachers of the Deaf 1994, Vol 18 (5), p129-140
Looks at the methods involved in using video recording materials for the study of early language development.  Discusses contrasts between working with hearing children and deaf children.

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.

Jung, V; Cumming, C E; Rodda, M
Paralinguistic and cross modal behaviours during early infant-caregiver interactions: implications for social-emotional development in deaf children
Journal of British Association of Teachers of the Deaf 1992, Vol 16 (5), p110-117
Looks at the early interactions between a parent and deaf baby to see the effect on later linguistic ability.

Knight, Pam
Bilingual nursery provision: a challenging start
Deafness and Education October 1997, Vol 21 (3), p20-30
Looks at one model of bilingual nursery provision and assesses how effectively it is meeting its aims.

Loots, Gerrit; Devisé, Isabel; Jacquet, Wolfgang
Impact of visual communication on the intersubjective development of early parent-child interaction with 18 to 24 month old deaf toddlers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2005, Vol 10 (4), p357-375
Study of the varying communication styles used between hearing and deaf parents and their deaf children.

Mayer, Connie
What really matters in the early literacy development of deaf children?
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p411-431
Early identification of hearing loss in children has led to increased expectations of literacy development in deaf children yet it remains the case that many deaf children do not go on to develop age-appropriate reading and writing abilities.

McCracken, Wendy ... [et al]
Impact of the national Newborn Hearing Screening Programme on educational services in England  
Deafness and Education International 2005, Vol 7 (4), p179-194
A study of the impact upon education services of the neonatal screening programme.

Meadow, Kathryn P
Early manual communication in relation to the deaf child's intellectual, social and communicative functioning
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2005, Vol 10 (4), p321-329
Originally published in 1968 in The American Annals of the Deaf (10th anniversary classics)

Sutherland, Jane; Remine, Maria D; Brown, P Margaret
Parent and professional perspectives on the Western Australian infant hearing screening program
Deafness and Education International 2008, Vol 10 (3), p168-188
Views from parents and professionals on the effectiveness of the screening process and the subsequent services provided.

Swanwick, Ruth & Watson, Linda
Parents sharing books with young deaf children in spoken English and in BSL: the common and diverse features of different language settings
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2007, Vol 12 (3), p385-405
Looks at the different approaches to reading books with young deaf children taken by families who use BSL and families who use spoken English.

Torres, Santiago; Moreno-Torres, Ignacio; Santana, Rafael
Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of linguistic input support to a prelingually deaf child with cued speech: a case study
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2006, Vol 11 (4), p438-448
A study of one young deaf child's experiences of cued speech.

Weisel, Amatzia; Most, Tova; Efron, Clara
Initiations of social interactions by young hearing impaired preschoolers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2005, Vol 10 (2), p161-170
A restricted study of preschool children with a hearing impairment and their social skills.

Williams, Cheri
Emergent literacy of deaf children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2004, Vol 9 (4), p352-365
A review of the literature of emergent literacy in young deaf children, focussing on emergent reading and writing.

Young, Alys ... [et al]
Issues and dilemmas in the production of standard information for parents of young deaf children: parents' views
Deafness and Education International 2005, Vol 7 (2), p63-76
Explores the provision of good information to parents of children who are deaf looking specifically at a draft document devised by NDCS for the Early Support Pilot programme.

Young, Alys & Tattersall, Helen
Universal newborn hearing screening and early identification of deafness: parents' responses to knowing early and their expectations of child communication development
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2007, Vol 12 (2), p209-220 A study comprising of interviews with parents of children who were correctly diagnosed as Deaf during the first phase of the newborn hearing screening programme.