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- DCAL research features in Lancet editorial
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- BSL Grammaticality Judgement Task Paper accepted for publication in journal Cognition
- Frances Elton gets BDA award in recognition of her contribution to BSL and Sign Linguistics teaching
- New DCAL Briefing Sheet available on Dementia
- Early sign language exposure benefits deaf children
- See Hear Feature Deaf with Dementia Project October 17th
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- DCAL's Response to Guardian article "Signs of the times: Deaf community minds its language"
- See Hear item on Deaf with dementia
- New DCAL-associated research project - Describing sociolinguistic variation in verb directionality in British Sign Language: A corpus-based study, funded by ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative
- DCAL responds to Harry Knoors weblog
- New leaflet about research targeted at the older deaf community
- The Association for Physiological Sciences publishes DCAL research in Psychological Science
- Society Now features an article by researcher Dr Joanna Atkinson 'Voices inside my head'
- The Guardian publishes correction about BSL Corpus Project story
- Robert Adam is the first person in the UK to be both a registered Interpreter and a registered Translator on the NRCPD
- New MSc in Language Sciences with specialisation in Sign Language Studies: NOW RECRUITING for 2013/2014
- Researchers in Language and Cognition present their work at a conference in Lisbon
- NDCS offering free two-day training courses to utilise Family Sign Language Toolkit
- Programme for TISLR 2013 available on the webpage NOW!
- Neuroscience: How the brain adapts to deafness
- Professor Adam Kendon to become Honorary Emeritus Professor and DCAL Associate
- New MSc in Language Sciences with specialisation in Sign Language Studies NOW RECRUITING for2013/2014
- BSL Grammaticality Judgement paper ranked in Top 25 Hottest Articles
- DCAL and AoHL call for the National Dementia Strategy for England to be reviewed to ensure that funding is provided to meet the needs of people who are deaf or have hearing loss and also have dementia
- DCAL Nominated for the Signature Organisation of the Year Award
- British Deaf Association honours DCAL researcher
- DCAL director receives prestigious award
- ESRC Future Leader Fellowships for DCAL researchers
- DCAL's advocacy work with UK politicians
- DCAL research on voice hallucinations features in the Lancet
- Deaf Children and Development
- Early sign language exposure benefits deaf children
- Read my lips - Advances in speechreading research with deaf children
- 'What do you think the girl wants from Father Christmas?' Theory of Mind research with deaf infants
- DCAL briefing on the need for specialist national neurology services for deaf people
- DCAL features on See Hear with clip of BSL from 1920s
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- Frances Elton's Retirement Seminar
- History of BSL Online
Deaf Children and Development
11 May 2013
A considerable amount of DCAL’s work focuses on research that is improving outcomes for deaf children. DCAL explores how deaf children acquire and use language, as well as how their brains develop. Using this information DCAL can help the parents of deaf children and people who work with deaf children develop tools and strategies to ensure that the children get the best start in life. On the following pages you can read more about some of DCAL’s current research relating to deaf children and development.
Key facts about deaf children:
- Around 1 in 600 deaf babies are born in the UK every year
- 90-95% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, the vast majority of whom do not have sign language skills
- Deafness is not a learning disability, yet 65% of deaf children in England fail to achieve five GCSE grades A*-C (including English and maths)
- Deaf children are 60% more likely to experience mental health problems compared to other children
Deaf Children’s Development Conference
On 11 September 2012 DCAL hosted a conference on Deaf Children’s Development at City University, Northampton Square, London. It was open to all with an interest in the subject and was entirely free.
Invited speakers included DCAL directors and other leading experts from the fields of child development, education and mental health. The day included a speakers’ question and answer session with the chance for attendees to ask their questions and also give their opinion on where DCAL should take its research in the future. There were also information stalls, research demonstrations and refreshments, and BSL interpreters were available all day.
Over the last six years DCAL has been at the forefront of researching the key issues that impact on deaf children: from understanding how they acquire language and reading skills to gaining a better understanding of how deaf children learn to think about the world and how their brains develop. DCAL planned the conference to be an opportunity to bring this research to the widest possible audience in an accessible way and to be of special interest to Teachers of the Deaf, Speech and Language Therapists, Audiologists, other professionals working with deaf children, parents of newly identified deaf babies, and parents of deaf children; as well as all d/Deaf or hearing people interested in finding out what DCAL is about or to get up-to-date with the centre’s latest research.
Read more at the Deaf Children’s Development Conference blog
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