Journal Cover American Annals of the Deaf
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  • The Metaphysical Itch
    • Abstract: I am composing this editorial in the middle of summer. If you have read my previous editorials, written over past summers (and even during other seasons), you might surmise that this is going to be another piece that will cover a strange topic or two. You might also conclude that this current editorial possibly reflects the mind of someone who has suffered from heat exhaustion or, in the case of editorials written during other seasons of the year, from some other malady. I confess: I have what has been called “the metaphysical itch” (Post, 1991). This is not a physical itch that a simple hand scratching can ameliorate. Rather, it is a perpetual, persistent condition often associated with ... Read More
      Keywords: Deafness; Cochlear implants; Deaf; Quality of life; Deaf children; Language and languages; Teachers of the deaf
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Relationship Between Cochlear Implants and Deaf Identity
    • Abstract: Cochlear implant (CI) surgery has been available to profoundly deaf children and adults for about 40 years (Christiansen & Leigh, 2002). In the United States, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (2016) reported that by the end of 2012 about 324,200 CI devices had been implanted worldwide. Congenitally deaf children are increasingly being implanted at a young age. In the United Kingdom, for example, between 2006 and 2011, 74% of eligible children ages 0–3 years received a CI (Raine, 2013). The successful outcomes of cochlear implantation in regard to audition and spoken-language development, particularly for those who have CI surgery at a young age, have been widely ... Read More
      Keywords: Deafness; Cochlear implants; Deaf; Quality of life; Deaf children; Language and languages; Teachers of the deaf
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • How Do Deaf Adults Define Quality of Life'
    • Abstract: Quality of life (QOL) generally refers to the degree of well-being of an individual (Ferrans, 1990; Tambs, 2004; Werngren-Elgstrom, Dehlin, & Iwarsson, 2003), and is often used to assess program effectiveness (Grasso & Canova, 2008; Nakaji, 2008). Well-being refers to one’s development into a fulfilled person who makes a contribution to the community (Marks & Shah, 2014). QOL research helps improve individual well-being as well as bring about change at a societal level (Schalock & Alonso, 2002). QOL measures have been used to enhance an individual’s well-being, consistent with his or her cultural and ethnic heritage; to facilitate collaboration for change at the personal, program, community, and national ... Read More
      Keywords: Deafness; Cochlear implants; Deaf; Quality of life; Deaf children; Language and languages; Teachers of the deaf
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Debating Futures in Flemish Deaf Parliament: Deaf Epistemologies,
           Participatory Citizenship, and Sustainable Development
    • Abstract: More than 350 deaf/sign language community members gathered at six local deaf clubs in Flanders in 2014 to share perspectives about the future and formulate proposals for policymaking. This initiative, Flemish Deaf Parliament, serves as a platform of deliberative democracy developed through cooperation between Ghent University and the Flemish Association of the Deaf (Fevlado) in response to a question from the deaf community about participation in decision making. The name Flemish Deaf Parliament also resulted from this cooperation. Flemish Deaf Parliament aims to provide opportunities for deaf community members to “voice” and to actively address concerns about the future and well-being of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Deafness; Cochlear implants; Deaf; Quality of life; Deaf children; Language and languages; Teachers of the deaf
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Enabling Pedagogy and Andragogy for 21st-Century Sign Language Users and
           Learners
    • Abstract: Enabling pedagogy and andragogy is discussed in the present chapter as a form of lifelong learning in which learners attain competences and skills as children (pedagogy) and as adults (andragogy) that enable them to engage in independent learning in the 21st century. Throughout this chapter, I avoid as much as possible the labels deaf and hearing and instead use sign language learner or sign language user to refer to persons who wish to learn, study, and use sign language as a first or second language. This terminology is used in order to focus on language acquisition rather than hearing status. When a second language is involved, bilingualism must be addressed. The internationally known ... Read More
      Keywords: Deafness; Cochlear implants; Deaf; Quality of life; Deaf children; Language and languages; Teachers of the deaf
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sign Language Legislation as a Tool for Sustainability
    • Abstract: Yiftachel and Hedgcock’s (1993) definition of a sustainable city can be applied to the microsystem the Deaf community encompasses within the majority: “the continuing ability . . . to function as a long-term, viable setting for human interaction, communication, and cultural development” (p. 140). The present chapter explores three models of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) and identifies characteristics of a sustainable community necessary to sustain the Deaf community as a whole. It is argued that sign language legislation is a valuable tool for achieving sustainability for the generations to come.1 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD ... Read More
      Keywords: Deafness; Cochlear implants; Deaf; Quality of life; Deaf children; Language and languages; Teachers of the deaf
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Council on the Education of the Deaf (CED) Accredited Teacher Preparation
           Programs (as of 7/1/2017)
    • Abstract: CED conducts a nationally recognized process for the accreditation of postsecondary programs that train teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students. The CED Accreditation program is built upon the core competencies in special education set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and also has standards specifically for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students. Graduates of CED Accredited programs are eligible for CED individual certification, which represents the highest standard for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students. For more information about the CED Teacher Preparation Program Accreditation process, contact: Council on the Education of the Deaf ... Read More
      Keywords: Deafness; Cochlear implants; Deaf; Quality of life; Deaf children; Language and languages; Teachers of the deaf
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Erratum
    • Abstract: Article: S. Damen, M. J. Janssen, W. A. J. J. M. Ruijssenaars, & C. Schuengel. (2017). Scaffolding the communication of people with congenital deafblindness: An analysis of sequential interaction patterns. American Annals of the Deaf 162(1), 24–33. In the third column of Table 2 (p. 28), the layer of inter subjective behavior for nonreferential communication is incorrectly identified as a second layer. It should be identified as a first layer. ... Read More
      Keywords: Deafness; Cochlear implants; Deaf; Quality of life; Deaf children; Language and languages; Teachers of the deaf
      PubDate: 2017-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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