David A Stewart

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The increasingly sedentary American lifestyle has resulted in a growing number of overweight and out-of-shape school-age children. Deaf children are not exempt from this trend, yet there is little evidence that public school programs for these children are doing anything to counter it. Much can be done to assist deaf students, not only in becoming more(More)
In the past few years, we have witnessed the introduction of a bilingual-bicultural approach and an increasing skepticism of the value of manually coded English in the education of deaf children. The thrust of bilingual-bicultural programs is emphasis on using American Sign Language as the primary language of instruction. However, merely advocating(More)
An ideal physical education program would be one that focuses on aspects leading to lifelong participation in and enjoyment of physical activity accompanied by appropriate fitness levels. Often, physical education classes are the only physical activity that many children receive throughout the day, and without them, an even greater number of children,(More)
The authors explored the face-to-face English competence of five students who were participating in a larger study of teachers' use of English-based signing. Using case studies, the authors report on the students' development of English-based signing at the beginning and end of their involvement in this 4-year study. Grammatical forms similar in English and(More)
The authors conducted a preliminary telephone interview study of a random sample of 35 parents whose children had received cochlear implants through a large-scale implant program. Parents were asked about their child's preimplant and postimplant communications skills, how they learned about implants, and how they arrived at the decision to have their child(More)
This article examines simultaneous communication (SC) by analyzing the changes in productions of teachers who underwent a program specifically designed to address improvements in the signed modality by working with both English-based signing and American Sign Language (ASL). Based on theoretical concepts found in bilingualism, language contact situations,(More)
A four year study examined the effects of a sign communication intervention program designed to enhance teachers' ability to consistently code English into sign. The secondary goal of the project was to help teachers use American Sign Language as an intervention tool for enhancing students' comprehension of instructions. Starting with an initial sign to(More)