By Elizabeth Halper, Thomas Allen, Donna A. Morere (auth.), Donna Morere, Thomas Allen (eds.)
Humans’ improvement of literacy has been a up to date concentration of severe examine from the analyzing, cognitive, and neuroscience fields. yet for many who are deaf—who depend significantly on their visible abilities for language and learning—the findings don’t unavoidably follow, leaving theoretical and functional gaps in ways to their schooling.
Assessing Literacy in Deaf participants: Neurocognitive size and Predictors narrows those gaps by way of introducing the VL2 Toolkit, a complete try battery for assessing the educational talents and cognitive functioning of deaf people who use signal language. talents measured comprise government functioning, reminiscence, examining, visuospatial skill, writing fluency, math, and expressive and receptive language. entire information are supplied for every, with dialogue of validity and reliability concerns in addition to moral and felony questions thinking about the research. And history chapters clarify how the Toolkit was once compiled, describing the systems of the examine, its purpose, and salient features of its contributors. This awesome book:
Describes every one Toolkit device and the psychometric houses it measures.
Presents targeted findings on attempt measures and relationships among skills.
Discusses concerns and demanding situations on the subject of visible representations of English, together with fingerspelling and lipreading.
Features an element research of the Toolkit measures to spot underlying cognitive buildings in deaf learners.
Reviews developments in American signal Language assessment.
Assessing Literacy in Deaf Individuals is an important reference for researchers, graduate scholars, clinicians, and different pros operating within the box of deafness and deaf schooling throughout in such parts as medical baby and faculty psychology, audiology, and linguistics.
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Summary In this chapter, we have described the procedures we followed in conducting the Toolkit Project and presented an analysis of the sample characteristics using data from a Background Questionnaire developed for use by a number of different research projects conducted in the VL2 Center. The questionnaire includes questions about demographics, factors related to deafness and the use of languages and assistive technologies, parent and family information, and language and education histories.
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Assessing Literacy in Deaf Individuals: Neurocognitive Measurement and Predictors by Elizabeth Halper, Thomas Allen, Donna A. Morere (auth.), Donna Morere, Thomas Allen (eds.)