The efficacy of utilizing a phonics treatment package with middle school deaf and hard-of-hearing students
Trezek, B.; Malmgren, K.
This study examined whether the Corrective Reading-Decoding curriculum could be altered in order to meet the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and therefore, result in the students’ ability to acquire and generalize phonic skills. Participants included middle school students from a self-contained deaf and hard-of-hearing program, who were split into two a treatment and a control group. Correlation analyses showed that although the degree of hearing loss was highly correlated with performance for all students on the pretest, the correlation between hearing loss and performance on the posttest was no longer significant for those students in the treatment group. Therefore, the study indicated that instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics can benefit deaf and hard-of-hearing students.