BATOD
The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

Current Research

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Current Research15 Jan
Babies with Hearing Loss Form Better Vocabulary with Early InterventionChildren with hearing loss who are diagnosed by 3 months of age and receive interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those whose diagnosis and treatment come later, according to a CU Boulder study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.
Current Research16 Aug
Executive Function research projectAn update on the DCAL Executive Function research project; March 2013
Current Research12 Mar
Experiences of diagnosis for people with Usher syndromeA two year study at Birmingham University to help to understand the experience of diagnosis and the impact this has on planning for life and identity.
Current Research06 Jun
Does telling a story require both good language skills and ‘theory of mind'?The study aims to explore how narrative skills and theory of mind may be related to symbolic reasoning, early communication environments and language systems in children.
Current Research15 Jan
Baschet Structures and music projectThe pupils involved would be 11-15 years old and the overall aim of the project is to develop, through exchange and collaboration, activities incorporating music, Sign Language, written language and drama.
Current Research15 Jan
The role of sign language for deaf children with cochlear implants: good practice in sign bilingual settingsA central feature of a sign bilingual approach is the use of sign language, and the associated role of deaf adults in deaf children's education. This project explores whether this approach is compatible with the goals of cochlear implantation, which are to maximise a deaf child's potential to hear and improve speech perception.
Current Research15 Jan
The educational attainments of deaf pupilsThis article by Steve Powers from Birmingham University provides a useful summary of information that is already available, primarily from government sources, and of issues raised by the data in relation to deaf education. In his conclusion Steve highlights the need for more accurate and up to date information to be used at all levels within schools, Local Authorities and nationally so that we can identify good practice, set appropriate targets, raise attainment and measure more effectively the outcomes for the deaf children and young people with whom we work.
Current Research15 Jan
The Warwick Morphology and Phonology ProjectThe Warwick Morphology and Phonology Project focuses on children with dyslexia or children with hearing impairments (including children with a history of repeated ear infection), in addition to 'typically' developing children in Years 2 to 6. The Project is recruiting hearing-impaired children between the ages of 7 and 11 with difficulties in processing sounds. May 2013
Current Research16 May
HOT ProjectHearing Outcomes in Teenagers (HOT) Project, a follow-up study of the language and literacy development of a group of young people previously involved in a trial of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS).
Current Research13 Aug
The communication abilities of deaf children with autismTanya Denmark outlines PhD research considering facial expression.
Current Research15 Jan
Parents sharing books with young deaf children in spoken English and in BSLTwelve parents of young deaf children were recorded sharing books with their deaf child - 6 from families using British Sign Language (BSL) and 6 from families using spoken English.
Current Research15 Jan
Deaf children and Research: a model of good practice and participationA good practice agreement coordinated by The Deafness and Cognition Language Research Centre (DCAL) and The Sign Bilingual Consortium. This document resulted from a request from the Sign Bilingual Consortium for more collaboration between Universities and School regarding research participation. Previous consultation has shown that both schools and University researchers are keen to improve and formalise the cooperative relationship and that there is a shared desire to ensure good practice in the carrying out of research into deaf children’s development.  This agreement was originally drawn up between coordinating partners based in London at DCAL and Frank Barnes School for the Deaf but the principles contained in this document are applicable to all educational settings for deaf children.
Current Research15 Jan
The NDCS Youth ConsultationNDCS is about to embark on the UK’s first ever national consultation with deaf children and young people. Tyron Woolfe, the new Deputy Director for Children and Youth at the NDCS, is asking for help in getting deaf young people to respond to the survey.
Current Research15 Jan
Assessing the sign language comprehension skillsMilos Milojevic at City University London seeks information about the current position regarding sign language assessment in schools where signing is used. Please help by competing the questionnaire download.
Current Research14 Mar
Mental Well-Being Outcomes for Deaf Young PeopleA 22 year follow up study of the mental well-being of a cohort of deaf young people previously screened for the likelihood of having a psychiatric disorder.
Current Research15 Jan
Reading and spelling abilities of teenagers who are deafThe aim of the research is to find out about the reading and spelling abilities of teenagers who are deaf. We are particularly interested in the effect that cochlear implants and hearing aids have had on reading and spelling. We are inviting children and young people who are aged between 12 and 16, with C.I who have a severe/profound hearing loss.
Current Research15 Jan
The Phonological Skills Test for BSL (PST-BSL) – Project UpdateDCAL is undertaking research into how deaf children between the ages of 3 and 10 years learn different aspects of phonology, such as marked hand shapes and movement clusters, in order to understand more about the nature of BSL and how it is acquired.
Current Research15 Jan
An Evaluation of Specialist Mental Health Services for Deaf Children and Young PeopleLink to dissemination of the research findings from the York project about mental health services for deaf children and their families.
Current Research15 Jan