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Bibliographies - Deaf Education - Literacy

Books

Corfe, Louise
Teaching toolkit and resource pack: raising deaf children's achievements in literacy
Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, 2007
These resources provide teachers with a developmental approach to teaching literacy. Booklet with CD-ROM of resources so that they can be reproduced easily and as necessary. 

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.

Nutbrown, Cathy
Recognising early literacy development: assessing children's achievements
Paul Chapman, 1997
ISBN: 1853963666
Reviews and discusses policy and practice in assessing literacy development in 3-5 year olds.

Paul, Peter V
Literacy and deafness: the development of reading, writing and literate thought
Allyn & Bacon, 1998
ISBN: 0205175767

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Promoting literacy in deaf pupils: education guidelines project
RNID, 2001
ISBN: 090063488X
Guidelines for teachers of the deaf and learning support assistants on working with deaf children in the classroom. Series: Education guidelines project

Schirmer, Barbara
Language and literacy development in children who are deaf (2nd ed)
Allyn & Bacon, 2000
ISBN: 0205314937

Stelling, Jessica
Words they need: welcoming children who are deaf and hard of hearing to literacy
Edward Arnold, 1999
ISBN: 0340676825 0340676833

Stewart, David A & Clarke, Bryan R
Literacy and your deaf child: what every parent should know
Gallaudet University Press, 2003
ISBN: 1563681366

Whitehead, Marian R
Developing language and literacy with young children (2nd ed)
Paul Chapman, 2002
ISBN: 0761947256 0761947248
Series: 0-8 years. A holistic approach which includes the development of language in bilingual children

Whitehead, Marian R
Language and literacy in the early years (3rd ed)
Paul Chapman, 2004
ISBN: 9780761944706
Emphasises the joy and creativity involved in supporting young children's development as speakers, writers and readers. Supports flexible teaching methods.

 

CD-ROMs

Stories in the Air
BSL sign bridge to literacy 2: signing phonics
Stories in the Air, 2005
Computer animated BSL for literacy. Children's knowledge is tested by quizzes presented in BSL, in English and graphically. Software produced by Dunedin Multimedia.
Website: http://www.learnbsl.org/

Stories in the Air
BSL sign bridge to literacy 3: spelling and sentences
Stories in the Air, 2007
Computer animated BSL for literacy.  Children's knowledge is tested by quizzes presented in BSL, in English and graphically.  Software produced by Dunedin Multimedia.
Website: http://www.learnbsl.org/

 

Assessment Materials

Armstrong, Susan & Ainley, Maureen
South Tyneside Assessment of Syntactic Structures (STASS) 2
STASS Publications, 2007
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.

 

Articles

Antia, Shirin D; Reed, Susanne; Kreimeyer, Kathryn H
Written language of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in public schools
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Summer 2005
Vol 10 (3), p244-255
Results of a survey of deaf children in mainstream schools in the USA looking at their written language skills.

Burman, Diana; Evans, Deborah; Nunes, Terezinha; Bell, Daniel
Assessing Deaf children's writing in primary school: grammar and story development
Deafness and Education International
2008
Vol 10 (2), p93-110
An investigation into assessing children's writing in English where their first language is BSL.

Burman, Diana; Nunes, Terezinha; Evans, Deborah
Writing profiles of deaf children taught through British Sign Language
Deafness and Education International 2007, Vol 9 (1), p2-23
An investigation into assessing children's writing in English where their first language is BSL.

Coerts, Jane
Relationship between first language skills and reading in deaf children
Paper from the Australian Association of Teachers of the Deaf (ANZCED) Conference "Unity and Diversity" in Adelaide, 8-11 January 1997.

Easterbrooks, Susan R & Huston, Sandra G
Signed reading fluency of students who are deaf/hard of hearing
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2008, Vol 13 (1), p37-54
Explores ways to assess the fluency of deaf signing children reading in English.  Often this fluency is assessed by reading aloud, however this may not be appropriate for deaf signers.  The authors propose alternative methods.

Fung, Pan-Chung; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; McBride-Chang, Catherine
Impact of a dialogic reading program on deaf and hard-of-hearing kindergarten and early primary school-aged students in Hong Kong
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2005, Vol 10 (1), p82-95
Investigates the effects of a dialogic reading method on deaf children in Hong Kong.

Gray, Colin D
Helping deaf children towards literacy during their primary school years: which skills should we be fostering?
Journal of British Association of Teachers of the Deaf 1995, Vol 19 (2), p22-33
Explores the many ways in which literacy is approached and makes recommendations for teaching deaf children.

Harris, Margaret & Moreno, Constanza
Speech reading and learning to read: a comparison of 8-year-old profoundly deaf children with good and poor reading ability
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2006, Vol 11 (2), p189-201
Compares the lipreading skills of children who have good literacy with those who have poor literacy.

Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry; Ormel, Ellen; Verhoeven, Ludo
Relationship between the reading and signing skills of deaf children in bilingual education programs
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2008, Vol 13 (4), p518-530
Deaf children in bilingual education programmes were tested for signed and written vocabulary.

Koutsoubou, Maria; Herman, Rosalind; Woll, Bencie
Bilingual language profiles of deaf students: an analysis of the written narratives of three deaf writers with different language proficiencies
Deafness and Education International 2006, Vol 8 (3), p144-165
Looks at three deaf students' written literacy skills.

Kyle, Fiona E & Harris, Margaret
Concurrent correlates and predictors of reading and spelling achievement in deaf and hearing school children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2006, Vol 11 (3), p273-288
Deaf and hearing children (7-8 years old) are assessed on reading, spelling etc to compare similarities and differences between the groups.

Lillo-Martin, Diane C; Hanson, Vicki L; Smith, Suzanne T
Deaf readers' comprehension of relative clause structures
Applied Psycholinguistics 1992, Vol 13, p13-30
Looks at the possible underlying reasons for some deaf learners to be good readers while others are poor.  The research was prompted by similar studies on hearing 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.

Mayer, Connie & Wells, Gordon
Can the linguistic interdependence theory support a bilingual-bicultural model of literacy education for deaf students?
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 1996, Vol 1(2), p93-107
Looks at the problems of using ASL as a language from which written English can be learned.

Miller, Paul
What the processing of real words and pseudohomophones can tell us about the development of orthographic knowledge in prelingually deafened individuals
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Winter 2006, Vol 11 (1), p21-38
Looks at how deaf English learners approach reading.

Narr, Rachel F
Phonological awareness and decoding in deaf/hard-of-hearing students who use visual phonics
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2008, Vol 13 (3), p405-416
Study of the impact of teaching literacy through visual phonics programmes for deaf children.

Neuroth-Gimbrone, Cindy & Logiodice, Colleen
Cooperative language program for deaf adolescent utilizing bilingual principles
Sign Language Studies 1992, Vol 21, p79-91
Describes a project to teach English to deaf teenagers whose first language is ASL.

Rathmann, Christian; Mann, Wolfgang; Morgan, Gary
Narrative structure and narrative development in deaf children
Deafness and Education International 2007, Vol 9 (4), p187-196
Looks at the story writing aspect of literacy in sign bilingual deaf pupils.  Special Issue: Sign Language and Deaf Education

Trezek, Beverly J & Malmgren, Kimber W
Efficacy of utilizing a phonics treatment package with middle school deaf and hard-of-hearing students
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 2005, Vol 10 (3), p256-271
Using phonics to improve literacy for deaf pupils.

Wakefield, Penny
Deaf children's approaches to spelling: difficulties, strategies and teaching techniques
Deafness and Education International 2006, Vol 8 (4), p174-189
Looks at the difficulties faced by deaf children in spelling English words.

Watson, Linda & Swanwick, Ruth
Parents' and teachers' views on deaf children's literacy at home: do they agree?
Deafness and Education International 2008, Vol 10 (1), p22-39
A study to investigate the views and beliefs of a group of parents of young deaf children and the teachers of the deaf who work with them.

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.

Wolbers, Kimberly A
Using balanced and interactive writing instruction to improve the higher order and lower order writing skills of deaf students
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 2008, Vol 13 (2), p257-277
Looks at strategies to improve the writing skills of deaf children.  Reports on a study of test groups aged between 7-14.