Near-verbatim captioning versus edited captioning for students who are deaf or hard of hearing: A preliminary investigation of effects on comprehension

The study assessed the effects of near-verbatim captioning versus edited captioning on a comprehension task performed by 15 children, ages 7 to 11 years, who were deaf or hard of hearing. The children's animated television series Arthur was chosen as the content for the study. The researchers began the data collection procedure by asking participants to watch videotapes of the program. Researchers signed or spoke (or signed and spoke) 12 comprehension questions from a script to each participant. The sessions were videotaped, and a checklist was used to ensure consistency of the question-asking procedure across participants and sessions.

Author: 
Ward P., Wang, Y., Paul, P., & Loeterman, M.
Year: 
2007
Source: 
American Annals of the Deaf, 152(1), 20.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
reading
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
middle school
secondary
IDEA Disability Category: 
deafness
hearing impairment
Instructional Support: 
multimedia products and projects
multiple formats of text and notation
Output Options: 
captioning