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Books

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; 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.

Gibson, Isabel
Teaching strategies used to develop short-term memory in deaf children
BATOD, 2003
Research into the background of the memory skills of deaf children and what strategies can be used to develop better short-term memory skills in the classroom.
http://www.batod.org.uk/index.php?id=/articles/mgwts/teachingstrategiesmgwts.pdf

Marschark, Marc & Hauser, Peter C (eds)
Deaf cognition: foundations and outcomes
Oxford University, 2008
ISBN 9780195368673
An essential overview of current work on the cognitive skills of deaf students; including cochlear implants, theory of mind, numerical cognition, visual attention and language comprehension. Series: Perspectives on Deafness.

Nunes, Terezinha; Evans, Deborah; Barros, Rosanna; Burman, Diana
Memory and learning: a programme to support deaf children with their working memory
NDCS, 2012
ISBN 9781907814746
This booklet is accompanied by a USB memory stick which contains an interactive programme of exercises and games to help improve working memory skills in deaf children.
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/workingmemory/

Nunes, Terezinha; Evans, Deborah; Burman, Diana; Barros, Rosanna
Secrets of words: a programme to help deaf children's literacy
NDCS, 2012
ISBN 9781907814723
This booklet is accompanied by a USB memory stick which contains an interactive programme of lessons, exercises and games to help improve deaf children's literacy skills.
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/morphology/

Paul, Peter V
Literacy and deafness: the development of reading, writing and literate thought
Allyn & Bacon, 1998
ISBN 0205175767
Discusses the development of literate thought as a way to developing literacy in deaf and hard of hearing children.

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.

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)

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.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Arfe, Barbara; Rossi, Cristina; Sicoli, Silvia
Contribution of verbal working memory to deaf children's oral and written production
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Jul 2015, Vol 20 (3), p203-214
Deaf and hearing children were asked to narrate a picture story and to write it down. The results were analysed to see the effects of verbal working memory.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Bebko, James M & Metcalfe-Haggert, Alisa
Deafness, language skills, and rehearsal: a model for the development of a memory strategy
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Summer 1997, Vol 2 (3), p131-139
Looks at "rehearsal" memory techniques (which rely on language) as used by deaf children.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Brown, P Margaret; Rickards, Field W; Bortoli, Anna
Structures underpinning pretend play and word production in young hearing children and children with hearing loss
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2001, Vol 6 (1), p15-31
Looks at the relationship between pretend play and language development in young deaf children.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

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.

Cambra, Cristina; Leal, Aurora; Sylvestre, Nuria
How deaf and hearing adolescents comprehend a televised story
Deafness and Education International
March 2010, Vol 12 (1), p34-51
Compares deaf and hearing students' comprehension of a TV story shown without sound, with sound and then with sound and captions for the deaf participants.

Cheng, Shu-Fen & Rose, Susan
Investigating the technical adequacy of curriculum-based measurement in written expression for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Fall 2009, Vol 14 (4), p503-515
Looks at tests for measuring written skills of deaf children.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Dammeyer, Jesper
Literacy skills among deaf and hard of hearing students and students with cochlear implants in bilingual/bicultural education
Deafness and Education International
Jun 2014, Vol 16 (2), p108-119
A study to evaluate the literacy skills of bilingual students who are deaf, hard of hearing or cochlear implant users.

Dammeyer, Jesper
Longitudinal study of pragmatic language development in three children with cochlear implants
Deafness and Education International
Dec 2012, Vol 14 (4), p217-232
A 4 year study of language development of three young children who have cochlear implants. Also includes issues such as peer interaction, theory of mind, psychosocial wellbeing and self-efficacy.

DesJardin, Jean L; Ambrose, Sophie E; Eisenberg, Laurie S
Literacy skills in children with cochlear implants: the importance of early oral language and joint storybook reading
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2009, Vol 14 (1), p22-43
Parents and children were recorded during storybook sessions and oral language skills were evaluated using the Reynell Developmental Language Scales.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Fagan, Mary K; Pisoni, David B; Horn, David L; Dillon, Caitlin M
Neuropsychological correlates of vocabulary, reading and working memory in deaf children with cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p461-471
Looks at the variability of outcomes for young children with cochlear implants to identify suitability of candidates and educational programmes.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Guo, Ling-Yu; Spencer, Linda J; Tomblin, J Bruce
Acquisition of tense marking in English-speaking children with cochlear implants: a longitudinal study
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
April 2013, Vol 18 (2), p187-205
Looks at the development of English grammar in children with cochlear implants, specifically looking at the recognition and correct use of tenses (eg past tense).
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Ibertsson, Tina ... [et al]
Speech recognition, working memory and conversation in children with cochlear implants
Deafness and Education International
2009, Vol 11 (3), p132-151
A study of (spoken) conversational skills in children with cochlear implants.

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.

Lederberg, Amy R; Miller, Elizabeth M; Easterbrooks, Susan R; Connor, Carol McDonald
Foundations for literacy: an early literacy intervention for deaf and hard-of-hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Oct 2014, Vol 19 (4), p438-455
Evaluates a preschool early literacy intervention created specifically for deaf children with residual hearing.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

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.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

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

Raver, Sharon A ... [et al]
Using a child-specific social story to improve communication and social skills in two preschoolers with cochlear implants: an exploratory classroom case study
Deafness and Education International
June 2013, Vol 15 (2), p117-125
Use of a personalised story to encourage two young children with cochlear implants to communicate socially during unstructured play sessions.

Remmel, Ethan & Peters, Kimberly
Theory of mind and language in children with cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Spring 2009, Vol 14 (2), p218-236
Research into the theory of mind of children with cochlear implants where they are able to distinguish between their own beliefs and knowledge and what other people believe or think.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Richels, Corrin ... [et al]
Teaching emotion words using social stories and created experiences in group instruction with preschoolers who are deaf or hard of hearing: an exploratory study
Deafness and Education International
Mar 2014, Vol 16 (1), p37-58
Deaf children in an early years setting were introduced, using storytelling, to vocabulary relating to emotions.

Tomasuolo, Elena ... [et al]
Deaf children attending different school environments: sign language abilities and theory of mind
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
January 2013, Vol 18 (1), p12-29
Compares linguistic and theory of mind skills of signing deaf children with their hearing peers.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Uzuner, Yildiz
Impact of strategies used in the balanced literacy approach on story grammar acquisition of three Turkish students with hearing loss: an action research study
Deafness and Education International
2007, Vol 9 (1), p24-44
Looks at the comprehension of written language and story-writing abilities of 3 deaf students aged 20-24. All of the students had attended mainstream schools in Turkey.

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.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

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.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Wolbers, Kimberly A; Dostal, Hannah M; Bowers, Lisa M
“I was born full deaf” Written language outcomes after 1 year of strategic and interactive writing instruction
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2012, Vol 17 (1), p19-38
Describes an intervention to improve deaf children's written language.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Zupan, Barbra & Dempsey, Lynn
Facilitating emergent literacy skills in children with hearing loss
Deafness and Education International
Sept 2013, Vol 15 (3), p130-148
A literature review of early literacy development for young deaf children that explores the importance of parent-professional collaboration.

Websites

Burman, Diana
Deaf children learning
Oxford University
[Accessed: 01/03/2011]
Website of games and exercises aimed at helping deaf children who struggle with basic literacy and numeracy. Ongoing research project with NDCS.
http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/ndcs/index.php