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Given the current lack of appropriate assessment tools for measuring deaf children's sign language skills, many test developers have used existing tests of other sign languages as templates to measure the sign language used by deaf people in their country. This article discusses factors that may influence the adaptation of assessment tests from one natural(More)
The higher short-term memory (STM) capacity for spoken language compared to signed language is well-documented: speakers have a digit span of 7 ± 2, signers only 5 ± 1 (see Hall and Bavelier, 2010, for a review). A consensus has been developing that speech is " special " in supporting the temporal sequencing of linguistic information , giving(More)
PURPOSE This research explored the use of dynamic assessment (DA) for language-learning abilities in signing deaf children from deaf and hearing families. METHOD Thirty-seven deaf children, aged 6 to 11 years, were identified as either stronger (n = 26) or weaker (n = 11) language learners according to teacher or speech-language pathologist report. All(More)
language and quality of conversational experience in deaf and hearing children. Cognitive (2014). Mental state language and quality of conversational experience in deaf and hearing Online is checked for eligibility for copyright before being made available in the live archive. URLs from City Research Online may be freely distributed and linked to from other(More)
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