Professional Development: Research Round-up

Research Round up


With early identification of hearing loss and improvements in technology, the needs of our students with hearing loss have been changing over the last 15 or so years.

It is hard to keep up with the changes! The Research Round-up will provide summaries of important recent research articles, emphasizing the bottom line applications for teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing and their work with students.

Hyperlinks will be provided as pages are added each month.

September 2016 Research Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss Study  

October 2016 Research The English-language and reading achievement of a cohort of deaf students speaking and signing Standard English

November 2016 – Research The 30 Million Word Gap  

December 2016 – Research Effects of Noise on Speech Recognition and Listening Effort in Children with Normal Hearing and Children with Mild Bilateral or Unilateral Hearing Loss

January 2017 – Research   Phonological Awareness: Explicit Instruction for Young Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children

February 2017 – Research Topics: Cognitive Compensation and Brain Changes Secondary to Hearing Loss

March 2017 – Research  Topics: Factors Affecting Cochlear Implant Use; Phonological Coding in Deaf Readers; Comprehension and Production of Wh-Questions in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children     

April 2017 – Research   NEW  Topics: Fatigue in Children with Hearing Loss and Teaching English Through the Air to Visual Learners

May 2017 – Teacher Tools 2016-2017 Review


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small Karen photoResearch Round-up is authored by Karen Anderson. Karen Anderson PhD has worked in clinical, public school and state-level (EHDI) settings and currently is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss. Dr. Anderson has received national recognition awards in educational audiology, speaks nationally and internationally and served as an adjunct professor at University of South Florida. She is the author or co-author of many practical materials, such as the SIFTER, LIFE-R, and CHILD and co-author of a number of books including Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom and Steps to Assessment and co-host of the popular e-magazine Teacher Tools. She builds and maintains the 250+ page informational website, Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss.

Please send any feedback about Teacher Tools to Thanks – Karen Anderson


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