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External Scientific Evidence

Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines
No evidence-based practice guidelines were found.



Evidence-Based Systematic Reviews
A Summary of the Vocabulary Research with Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Luckner, J. L., & Cooke, C. (2010).
American Annals of the Deaf, 155(1), 38-67.
Added: July 2012

This is a review of published, peer-reviewed studies investigating vocabulary skills and instruction in children with hearing loss.

Positive vocabulary outcomes were obtained from one or more studies for the following interventions:
  • Computer programs

  • Aural/oral habilitation following cochlear implantation

  • Total communication

  • Integrating words in an intensive daily vocabulary program

  • Tactile learning

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Clinical Expertise/Expert Opinion

Consensus Guidelines
No consensus guidelines were found.


Client/Patient/Caregiver Perspectives

No information was found pertaining to client/patient/caregiver perspectives.


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