How Do Children Who Can't Hear Learn to Read an Alphabetic Script? A Review of the Literature on Reading and Deafness.

@article{Musselman2000HowDC,
  title={How Do Children Who Can't Hear Learn to Read an Alphabetic Script? A Review of the Literature on Reading and Deafness.},
  author={Carol Musselman},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={9-31}
}
  • Carol Musselman
  • Published 2000 in Journal of deaf studies and deaf education
I review the literature on reading and deafness, focusing on the role of three broad factors in acquisition and skilled reading: the method of encoding print; language-specific knowledge (i.e., English); and general language knowledge. I explore the contribution of three communication systems to reading: spoken language, English-based sign, and American Sign Language. Their potential contribution to literacy is mediated by four parameters on which they differ: codability, structural isomorphism… CONTINUE READING

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