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Strategies to Support the Teaching of Phonics to Children with a Hearing Loss

Books

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Phonics guidance: for the teaching of phonics to deaf children
NDCS, 2012
ISBN 9781907814617
A guide for classroom teachers using phonics schemes and how to teach these schemes to the deaf children in their class.

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.
http://www.learnbsl.org/

Articles

Importance of phonics
NDCS Magazine
Spring 2011, No 24, p12-13
Briefly outlines to parents a phonics screening check.

Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S; Lederberg, Amy R; Easterbrooks, Susan R
Grapheme-phoneme acquisition of deaf preschoolers
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2012, Vol 17 (1), p39-60
A study of phonics use with young deaf children.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Crume, Peter K
Teachers’ ┬áperceptions of promoting sign language phonological awareness in an ASL/English bilingual program
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
October 2013, Vol 18 (4), p464-488
Looks at how spoken language phonological awareness developed at home and school can lead to improvements in reading performance in young children. Also looks at the possibility that some deaf students benefit from teachers who promote sign language phonological awareness.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Dillon, Caitlin M; de Jong, Kenneth; Pisoni, David B
Phonological awareness, reading skills, and vocabulary knowledge in children who use cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Spring 2012, Vol 17 (2), p205-226
A study that compares children's phonological awareness with their reading skills and vocabulary.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Elliott, Eeva A; Braun, Mario; Kuhlmann, Michael; Jacobs, Arthur M
Dual-route cascaded model of reading by deaf adults: evidence for grapheme to viseme conversion
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Spring 2012, Vol 17 (2), p227-243
Looks at different variables which might come into play when deaf people read, including lipreading skills, sign language and phonological awareness.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Miller, Elizabeth M; Lederberg, Amy R; Easterbrooks, Susan R
Phonological awareness: explicit instruction for young deaf and hard-of-hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
April 2013, Vol 18 (2), p206-227
Young children who are deaf or hard of hearing using spoken language as their usual mode of communication were studied for their phonological awareness.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

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.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Narr, Rachel F & Cawthon, Stephanie W
“Wh” questions of visual phonics: What, who, where, when, and why
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2011, Vol 16 (1), p66-78
A survey of teachers to find out how the visual phonics system is being used with deaf children in the USA.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Trezek, Beverly & Wang, Ye
Implications of utilizing a phonics-based reading curriculum with children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Spring 2006, Vol 11 (2), p202-213
A study of the impact of a phonics-based reading scheme supplemented by visual phonics on the literacy skills of a group of deaf infants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Trezek, Beverly J ... [et al]
Using visual phonics to supplement beginning reading instruction for students who are deaf and hard of hearing
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Summer 2007, Vol 12 (3), p373-384
A study using visual phonics to teach literacy to children from kindergarten to first grade.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

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.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/