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Bibliography - Memory skills and deafness

Books

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.
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Marschark, Marc
Psychological development of deaf children
Oxford University Press, 1993
ISBN: 0195068998
Research is used to provide a new psychological perspective on deaf children. Deaf children often have more limited access to language and their social and cognitive development may differ markedly from other children. 

Marschark, Marc ... [et al]
Relations of language and thought: the view from sign language and deaf children
Oxford University Press, 1997
ISBN: 0195100581
Looks at understanding the relationship between sign language and cognitive development. Series: Counterpoints: cognition, memory & language

Marschark, Marc & Clark, M Diane (Eds)
Psychological perspectives on deafness
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1993
ISBN: 0805810544
An anthology of papers on the social and psychological barriers faced by deaf people.

Marschark, Marc & Clark, M Diane (Eds)
Psychological perspectives on deafness: Volume 2
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998
ISBN: 0805827099 0805827102
An anthology of papers on the social and psychological barriers faced by deaf people.

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.

Marschark, Marc & Spencer, Patricia Elizabeth
Oxford handbook of deaf studies, language and education
Oxford University Press, 2003
ISBN: 0195149971
A wide-ranging work with contributions from experts in various specialisms. Topics include: deaf education, literacy, cultural issues, communication, medical and cognitive issues.

Marschark, Marc; Lang, Harry G; Albertini, John A
Educating deaf students: from research to practice
Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 0195121392
An accessible evaluation of the research literature on the needs and strengths of deaf children and on the methods that have been used - successfully and unsuccessfully - to teach both deaf and hearing children.

Martin, David S (Ed)
Advances in cognition, education and deafness
Gallaudet University Press, 1991
ISBN: 0930323793
Proceedings from the 2nd International Symposium on Cognition, Education and Deafness presenting research on issues relating to developing the cognitive potential of deaf people.

Martin, David S (Ed)
Cognition, education and deafness: directions for research and instruction
Gallaudet University Press, 1985
ISBN: 0930323122
Proceedings from the First International Symposium on Cognition, Education and Deafness presenting research on issues surrounding deafness and developing the cognitive potential of deaf people.

Woll, Bencie; Kyle, Jim; Deuchar, Margaret
Perspectives on British sign language and deafness
Croom Helm, 1981
ISBN: 0709927037
Chapter 4: Signs and Memory by James Kyle. Based on papers originated from a symposium on BSL. Covers psychological, linguistic and communication aspects of BSL.

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Articles


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/

Garrison, Wayne; Long, Gary; Dowaliby, Fred
Working memory capacity and comprehension processes in deaf readers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Spring 1997, Vol 2 (2), p78-94
Studies memory skills in relation to reading comprehension in deaf children.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Lang, Harry & Pagliaro, Claudia
Factors predicting recall of mathematics terms by deaf students: implications for teaching
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p449-460
Looks at the mathematics vocabulary retention of deaf students in secondary education.  The article particularly notes use of signs (rather than fingerspelling) aided memory and learning.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

MacSweeney, Mairead; Campbell, Ruth; Donlan, Chris
Varieties of short-term memory coding in deaf teenagers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Fall 1996, Vol 1 (4), p249-262
Explores the codes and strategies used by deaf people in recalling lists of pictures in order to gain a clearer picture of the qualitative aspects of immediate memory in this group.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

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.

Wilson, Margaret & Emmorey, Karen
Working memory for sign language: a window into the architecture of the working memory system
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 1997, Vol 2 (3), p121-130
Describes experiments with deaf users of American Sign Language that explore the extent to which working memory is determined by the constraints of auditory and visual processing and the extent to which it is determined by the characteristics of language.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Wilson, Margaret; Bettger, Jeffrey G; Niculae, Isabela; Klima, Edward S
Modality of language shapes working memory: evidence from digit span and spatial span in ASL signers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Summer 1997, Vol 2 (3), p150-160
Deaf children who are native users of American Sign Language (ASL) and hearing children who are native English speakers performed three working memory tasks. Results indicate that language modality shapes the architecture of working memory.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/