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Volume 114
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Issue 1 - Spring/Summer 2014  

"Development of Basic Concepts in Early Education Programs for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using Listening and Spoken Language”
Lauri H. Nelson, Ph.D.; Katherine L. Powell, M.S.; Sara E. Bloom, Ph.D.; Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft, Ph.D.

“Examination of the Spelling Skills of Middle School Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing”
Lisa Bowers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Jillian H. McCarthy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Ilsa Schwarz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Hannah Dostal, Ph.D.; Kimberly Wolbers, Ph.D.

“Trekking to the Top–Learning to Listen and Talk: Changes in Attitude and Knowledge After a Family Camp Intervention”
Nannette Nicholson, Ph.D., CCC-A; Kathy Shapley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Patti Martin, Ph.D., CCC-A; Rebekah Ann Talkington, Au.D., CCC-A; Teresa H. Caraway, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

“Effects of Phonological Awareness Training on Early Chinese Reading of Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing”
Yi-Hui Chen, Ph.D.

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Volume 113

Issue 1 - Spring 2013  

"Narrative Comprehension Abilities of Children with Typical Hearing and Children Using
Hearing Aids: A Pilot Study"
Barbra Zupan, Ph.D., and Lynn Dempsey, Ph.D.

"Differences in Spoken Lexical Skills: Preschool Children with Cochlear Implants and
Children with Typical Hearing"
Joan A. Luckhurst, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Cris W. Lauback, Psy.D.; and Ann P. Unterstein VanSkiver, Psy.D.

"A Survey of Assessment Tools Used by LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapists for Children Ages Birth to 3 Years Old"
Deirdre Neuss, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT; Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT;
Andrée Durieux-Smith, Ph.D.; Janet Olds, Ph.D.; Katherine Moreau, M.A., Ph.D.;
Lee-Anne Ufholz, MLIS; JoAnne Whittingham, M.Sc.; and David Schramm, M.D.

"Interactive Silences: Evidence for Strategies to Facilitate Spoken Language in Children
with Hearing Loss"
Ellen A. Rhoades, Ed.S., LSLS Cert. AVT
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Issue 2 - Summer 2013

"Articulatory Error Patterns and Phonological Process Use of Preschool Children With and Without Hearing Loss"
Alice Eriks-Brophy, Ph.D.; Sarah Gibson, M.HSc.; and Shawna-Kaye Tucker

"Emergence of Consonants in Young Children with Hearing Loss"
Mallene Wiggin, M.A.; Allison L. Sedey, Ph.D.; Rebecca Awad, Au.D.; Jamie M. Bogle, Ph.D.; and Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D.

"Vowel Production in Children with Cochlear Implants: Implications for Evaluating Disordered Speech"
Sneha V. Bharadwaj, Ph.D., and Peter F. Assmann, Ph.D.

"Supplement to the JCIH 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Intervention After Confirmation That a Child Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing"
Joint Committee on Infant Hearing

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Volume 112
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Issue 1 - Spring 2012

"Communication, Academic, and Social Skills of Young Adults with Hearing Loss"
By Alice Eriks-Brophy, Ph.D., Andrée Durieux-Smith, Ph.D., Janet Olds, Ph.D., Elizabeth M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Cheryll Duquette, Ph.D., and JoAnne Whittingham, M.Sc.

"Social and Professional Participation of Individuals who are Deaf: Utilizing the Psychosocial Potential Maximization Framework"
By Paul G. Jacobs, M.Ed., Ph.D.; P. Margaret Brown, M.Ed., Ph.D.; and Louise Paatsch, M.Ed., Ph.D., GDSE, Dip.T.

"Parent Hearing Aid Experiences"
By Karen Muñoz, Ed.D.; Mallory Roberts, B.S.; Day Mullings, M.S.Ed.; and Richard Harward, Au.D.

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Issue 2 - Summer 2012

"Reading Intervention to Improve Narrative Production, Narrative Comprehension, and Motivation and Interest of Children with Hearing Loss" Appendix B | Appendix C
Lori A. Pakulski, Ph.D., CCC-A, and Joan N. Kaderavek, Ph.D.

"Parental and Spousal Self-Efficacy of Young Adults Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Relationship to Speech Intelligibility"
Limor Adi-Bensaid, Ph.D.;  Rinat Michael, M.A.; Tova Most, Ph.D.; and Rachel Gali-Cinamon, Ph.D.

"Changing Trends within the Population of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Flanders (Belgium): Effects of 12 Years of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Early Intervention, and Early Cochlear Implantation"
Leo De Raeve, M.D., and Guido Lichtert, Ph.D.

"2012 AG Bell Research Symposium Proceedings"
From the Ear to the Brain: Advances in Understanding Auditory Function, Technology and Spoken Language Development

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Issue 3 - Monograph

Current Knowledge and Best Practices for Telepractice

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Volume 111

 Issue 1 - Spring 2011

"Reading Instruction and Text Difficulty" by Vicki Donne, Ed.D.

"Examining Speech Sound Acquisition for Children Using Cochlear Implants Using the GFTA-2" by Peter Flipsen Jr., Ph.D.

"Maternal Identity of Hearing Mothers of Deaf Adolescents. Empirical Studies-An Interpersonal Approach" by Joanna Kobosko, Ph.D., and Marina Zalewska, Ph.D.

"Literature Reviews" by Ellen A. Rhoades, Ed.S., LSLS Cert. AVT

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Issue 2 - Monograph, Summer 2011

A Strategic Analysis of State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs

Edited by
Jackson Roush, Ph.D.

Using a systematic framework for strategic planning (SWOT/TOWS), state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) coordinators identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in 12 areas vital to the success of early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs: newborn hearing screening, audiological services, the medical home, early intervention services, family support, quality programming, data management, loss to follow-up, screening and surveillance after the newborn period, professional development, infrastructure and collaboration. Internal factors (strengths and weakness) and external factors (opportunities and threats) were examined to capture the current state of operation as well as develop recommendations for improvement. This monograph contains the full details of the analysis as well as overall strategies for state EHDI program improvement. Click here to review the full table of contents.

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Issue 3 - Fall 2011

"From Screening to Care: A Qualitative Analysis of the Parental Experiences Related to Screening and (Re)habilitation Care for Children with Congenital Deafness in Flanders, Belgium"
By Stefan Hardonk, Ph.D.; Greetje Desnerck, Ph.D.; Gerrit Loots, Ph.D.; Liesbeth Matthijs, M.A.; Geert Van Hove, Ph.D.; Erwin Van Kerschaver, M.D.; Ph.D., Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir, Ph.D.; Christophe Vanroelen, Ph.D.; and Fred Louckx, Ph.D.

"Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Transitioning Students from an Auditory-Oral School to the General Education Setting"
By Natalie Rugg, Ph.D., and Vicki Donne, Ed.D.

"Literature Reviews"
By Ellen A. Rhoades, Ed.S., LSLS Cert. AVT

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Volume 110

 Issue 1 - Spring 2010

"A Pilot Investigation Regarding Speech-Recognition Performance in Noise for Adults with Hearing Loss in the FM+HA Listening Condition" by M. Samantha Lewis, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA; Frederick J. Gallun, Ph.D.; Jane Gordon, M.S., CCC-A; David J. Lilly, Ph.D, CCC-A, FAAA; and Carl Crandell, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA

"Psychosocial Potential Maximization: A Framework of Proactive Psychosocial Attributes and Tactics Used by Individuals who are Deaf" by Paul Gordon Jacobs, Ph.D.

"Revisiting Labels: 'Hearing' or Not?" by Ellen A. Rhoades, Ed.S., LSLS Cert. AVT

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Issue 2 - Monograph, Summer 2010

Professional Preparation for Listening and Spoken Language Practitioners
Edited by K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, and Christina B. Perigoe, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CED, LSLS Cert. AVT

Some of the key factors that impact the communication development of a child with hearing loss include the knowledge, skills, and experience of the professionals serving the child and family. As technology and early intervention services have improved, programs preparing professionals to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families have had to adapt to keep pace. Without access to well-trained and competent professionals, children with hearing loss will not fully achieve the communicative potential that is now possible. This monograph shines a light on the issue of professional preparation and the need for more preservice and in-service training in the fields of audiology, speech-language pathology and education of the deaf.

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Issue 3 - Fall 2010

"Is Auditory-Verbal Therapy Effective for Children with Hearing Loss?" by Dimity Dornan, Ba.Sp.Th., F.S.P.A.A., LSLS Cert. AVT; Louise Hickson, B.Sp.Thy. (Hons), M.Aud., Ph.D.; Bruce Murdoch, B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., D.Sc.; Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT; and Gabriella Constantinescu, B.S.Path (Hons), Ph.D.

"Venturing Beyond the Sentence Level: Narrative Skills in Children with Hearing Loss" by Christina Reuterskiöld, Ph.D., Tina Ibertsson, Ph.D., and Birgitta Sahlén, Ph.D.

"Effects of Auditory-Verbal Therapy for School-Aged Children with Hearing Loss: An Exploratory Study" by Elizabeth Fairgray, M.Sc., LSLS Cert. AVT; Suzanne C. Purdy, Ph.D.; and Jennifer L. Smart, Ph.D.

"Use of Differential Reinforcement to Increase Hearing Aid Compliance: A Preliminary Investigation" by Sandie M. Bass-Ringdahl, Ph.D., CCC-A; Joel E. Ringdahl, Ph.D.; and Eric W. Boelter, Ph.D.

2010 AG Bell Research Symposium Proceedings

“Re-Modeling the Deafened Cochlea for Auditory Sensation: Advances and Obstacles”

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Volume 109

Issue 1 – Spring 2009

“The Acquisition of the Prosodic Word by Children with Hearing Loss Using a Cochlear Implant” by Limor Adi-Bensaid, Ph.D., and Tova Most, Ph.D.

“Hearing Aid Innovations: 100+ Years Later” by Ruth Bentler, Ph.D.

“Literacy and Deafness: Listening and Spoken Language” by Susan Keenan, Ph.D.

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Issue 2-3 – Fall/Winter 2009

"Longitudinal Study of Speech Perception, Speech, and Language for Children with Hearing Loss in an Auditory-Verbal Therapy Program" by Dimity Dornan, Ba.Sp.Th., F.S.P.A.A., LSLS Cert. AVT; Louise Hickson, B.Sp.Thy. (Hons), M.Aud., Ph.D.; Bruce Murdoch, B.Sc.(Hons), Ph.D., D.Sc.; and Todd Houston, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

"Building the Alphabetic Principle in Young Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing" by Jessica Page Bergeron, M.E.D.; Amy R. Lederberg, Ph.D.; Susan R. Easterbrooks, Ed.D.; Elizabeth M. Miller, M.Ed.; and Carol McDonald Connor, Ph.D.

"The Development and Piloting of a Decision Aid for Parents Considering Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation for Their Child With Hearing Loss" by J. Cyne Johnston, Ph.D.; Andr#233;e Durieux Smith, Ph.D.; Annette O’Connor, Ph.D.; Karen Benzies, RN; B.Sc.N., M.N., Ph.D.; Elizabeth M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.; and Douglas Angus, B.Com., M.A.

"Contemporary Reflections on Speech-Based Language Learning" by Marianne Gustafson, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Volume 108

Issue 1 – Spring 2008

“The Emotional Well-Being of Older Siblings of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Older Siblings of Children with Typical Hearing” by Renuka Sundaram Raghuraman, Ph.D., A.T.R.-B.C.

“Reading Comprehension of an Inferential Text by Deaf Students with Cochlear Implants Using Cued Speech” by Santiago Torres, Ph.D.; José-Miguel Rodríguez, Ph.D.; Javier García-Orza, Ph.D.; and Marina Calleja, Ph.D.

“The Conditioned Assessment of Speech Production (CASP): A Tool for Evaluating Auditory-Guided Speech Development in Young Children with Hearing Loss” by David J. Ertmer, Ph.D., and Carol Stoel-Gammon, Ph.D.

CASP Demonstration

For Professionals: View a demonstration of the CASP. Download a sample of the CASP Score Sheet. Please note that training in phonetics is required to administer CASP.
CASP Demonstration Video

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Issue 2 – Fall 2008

"Emergent Literacy Skills During Early Childhood in Children with Hearing Loss: Strengths and Weaknesses" by Susan R. Easterbrooks, Ed.D.; Amy R. Lederberg, Ph.D.; Elizabeth M. Miller, M. Ed.; and Carol McDonald Connor, Ph.D.

"Prelinguistic Vocal Development in Infants with Typical Hearing and Infants with Severe-to-Profound Hearing Loss" by Suneeti Nathani Iyer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; and D. Kimbrough Oller, Ph.D.

"Measuring Metacognition: A Prospect for Objective Assessment" by Yasser A. Al-Hilawani, Ed.D.; Fatimah A. Dashti, Ph.D.; and Ahmad A. Abdullah, Ph.D.

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Volume 107

Issue 1 – Spring 2007

“Facilitators and Barriers to the Integration of Orally Educated Children and Youth With Hearing Loss into Their Families and Communities” by Alice Eriks-Brophy, Ph.D.; Andree Durieux-Smith, Ph.D.; Janet Olds, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.; Cheryll Duquette, Ph.D.; and JoAnne Whittingham, M.Sc.

“Outcomes of an Auditory-Verbal Program for Children with Hearing Loss: A Comparative Study with a Matched Group of Children with Normal Hearing” by Dimity Dornan, A.M., Ba.Sp.Th., F.S.P.A.A., LSLS Cert. AVT, Sp.Sp.; Louise Hickson, B.Sp.Thy. (Hons), M.Aud., Ph.D.; Bruce Murdoch B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., D.Sc.; and Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT.

“An Analysis of Phonological Process Use in Young Children with Cochlear Implants” by Helen C. Buhler, Ph.D.; Betty DeThomasis, M.S.; Pat Chute, Ed.D.; and Anne DeCora, M.S.

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Issue 2 – Fall 2007

“Speech Intelligibility in Young Cochlear Implant Recipients: Gains During Year Three” David J. Ertmer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP “Vowel Production in 7-to12-Month-Old Infants with Hearing Loss” by Rebecca Nelson, Au.D.; Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D.; Ann Rothpletz, Ph.D.; and Allison Sedey, Ph.D.

“The Role of Age and Oral Lexical Competence in False Belief Understanding by Children and Adolescents with Hearing Loss” by Antonia Gonzalez, Ph.D.; Immaculada Quintana, Ph.D.; Carmen Barajas, Ph.D.; and Maria Jose Linero, M.Sc.

“The Joint Committee on Infant Hearing 2007 Position Statement.” Reproduced with permission from Pediatrics, 120(4), pp. 898-921. Copyright 2007 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Volume 106

Issue 1 – Spring 2006

“Early Literacy in Children with Hearing Loss: A Comparison Between Two Educational Systems” by Tova Most, Ph.D., Dorit Aram, Ph.D., and Tamar Andorn, M.A.

“Reading Recovery for Children with Hearing Loss” by Ann Charlesworth, B.Ed., Ph.D., Robert Charlesworth, B.Sc., Dip.Ed., Birdie Raban, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., and Field Rickards, B.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.

“Facilitators and Barriers to the Inclusion of Orally Educated Children and Youth with Hearing Loss in Schools: Promoting Partnerships to Support Inclusion” by Alice Eriks-Brophy, Ph.D., Andree Durieux-Smith, Ph.D., Janet Olds, Ph.D., Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, M.Sc., Cheryll Duquette, Ph.D., and JoAnne Whittingham, M.Sc.

“Psychological Adjustment of Siblings of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing” by Sylvie Verte, Ph.D., Lies Hebbrecht, M.Sc., and Herbert Roeyers, Ph.D.

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Issue 2 – Fall 2006

“Nonword Repetition and Reading Skills in Children Who are Deaf and Have Cochlear Implants” by Caitlin M. Dillon, Ph.D., and David B. Pisoni, Ph.D.

“Story Retelling Patterns Among Children with and Without Hearing Loss: Effects of Repeated Practice and Parent-Child Attunement” by Lyn Robertson, Ph.D.; Gina Annunziato Dow, Ph.D.; and Sarah Lynn Hainzinger, B.S.

“A Study of the Combined Use of a Hearing Aid and Tactual Aid in an Adult with Profound Hearing Loss” by Charlotte M. Reed, Ph.D., and Lorraine A. Delhorne, M.S.

“The Ecological Transition to Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Experiences of Parents Whose Children Use Cochlear Implants” by Deirdre Neuss, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT.

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Issue 3 – Monograph

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Trends, Progress and Challenges

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