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Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Einsatz von RedeflussKompass 3.0 zur Früherkennung und StotterKompass zur Ersterfassung/Erstberatung

Kohler, Jürgen ; Braun, Wolfgang

In: Forschung Sprache, 2019, no. 3, p. 3-24

Background: Based on unsatisfactory results from the evaluation of screening instruments to identify beginning stuttering in the German speaking area, an optimised version of the RedeflussKompass as well as the newly developed StotterKompass were subject to an intensive review. Question/goals: The analysis aimed to explore quality characteristics of the above mentioned tools as well as to...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Multi-factorial approach to early numeracy—The effects of cognitive skills, language factors and kindergarten attendance on early numeracy performance of South African first graders

Aunio, Pirjo ; Korhonen, Johan ; Ragpot, Lara ; Törmänen, Minna ; Mononen, Riikka ; Henning, Elizabeth

In: International Journal of Educational Research, 2019, vol. 97, p. 65-76

The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of cognitive skills (executive function), language factors (listening comprehension, English as a second language, ESL) and kindergarten attendance on early numeracy in a cross-sectional sample of South African children (N=442) in the beginning of Grade 1. The mean age of children was 81.62 months (SD=5.40). Structural equation path models...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Der Cinderella-Effekt: Die schulische Allokation von Flüchtlingskindern aus Eritrea und anderen Krisenregionen

Hättich, Achim ; Lanfranchi, Andrea

In: Vierteljahresschrift für Heilpädagogik und ihre Nachbargebiete, 2019, vol. 88, no. 2, p. 128-145

The issue of refugees is very topical and controversial in the media and in public debate. An important question is how it affects especially the children and adolescents. In the present study, based on data from 1999 to 2016, the Zurich education statistics were examined to what extent these children and adolescents complete an unusual school career. In almost all categories, children from...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

What Do Teachers Think About Their Students’ Inclusion? Consistency of Students’ Self-Reports and Teacher Ratings

Venetz, Martin ; Zurbriggen, Carmen L.A. ; Schwab, Susanne

In: Frontiers in Psychology, 2019, vol. 10, p. 1-14

The aim of this study was to investigate the consistency between the self-reports and teacher ratings of students’ emotional and social inclusion at school as well as for their academic self-concept. The German version of the Perceptions of Inclusion Questionnaire (PIQ) was administered to 329 grade 8 students (50.8% female, Mage = 14.5 years, SDage = 0.5 years) and their teachers. First,...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Validity evidence for a sentence repetition test of Swiss German Sign Language

Haug, Tobias ; Batty, Aaron Olaf ; Venetz, Martin ; Notter, Christa ; Girard-Groeber, Simone ; Knoch, Ute ; Audeoud, Mireille

In: Language Testing, 2020, p. 1-22

This article reports on a study seeking evidence of validity according to the socio- cognitive framework (Weir, 2005) for a new sentence repetition test (SRT) for young Deaf L1 Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS) users. SRTs have been developed for various purposes for both spoken and sign languages to assess language development in children. In order to address the need for tests to assess the...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Utility of Feedback Has a Greater Impact on Learning than Ease of Decoding

Dainton, Chelsea ; Winstone, Naomi ; Klaver, Peter ; Opitz, Bertram

In: Mind, Brain, and Education, 2019, p. 1-7

While feedback is a key facilitator of learning, researchers have yet to determine the ideal feedback process for optimal performance in learners. The current study investigates the combined effects of ease of decoding, and utility of feedback during learning. Accuracy and rate of learning were recorded alongside changes to the feedback related negativity (FRN), an event‐related potential...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Deaf and non-deaf research collaboration on Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS) interpreter training in Switzerland

Shores, Patty ; Hohenstein, Christiane ; Keller, Joerg

In: The International Journal for Translation & Interpreting Research, 2014, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 47-59

Teaching, training, and assessment for sign language interpreters in Swiss German sign language (DSGS) developments since 1985 have resulted in the current Bachelor level at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Special Needs Education (HfH). More recently, co-teaching with Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Applied Linguistics (ZHAW) non-deaf linguists in linguistics and...

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Developing research priorities for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe : a consultation process using nominal group technique

Tuffrey-Wijne, I. ; Wicki, M. ; Heslop, P. ; McCarron, M. ; Todd, S. ; Oliver, D. ; de Veer, A. ; Ahlström, A. ; Schäper, S. ; Hynes, G. ; O'Farrell, J. ; Adler, J. ; Riese, F. ; Curfs, L.

In: BMC Palliative Care, 2016, p. 1-11

Background: Empirical knowledge around palliative care provision and needs of people with intellectual disabilities is extremely limited, as is the availability of research resources, including expertise and funding. This paper describes a consultation process that sought to develop an agenda for research priorities for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe....

Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich HfH

Using Open-Source Software for Sign Language Learning and Assessment : The Case of a Web-delivered Yes/No Vocabulary Test for Swiss German Sign Language

Haug, Tobias ; Ebling, Sarah

In: International journal of emerging technologies in learning, 2019, p. 188-196

This study reports on the use of an open-source software for sign language learning and (self-) assessment. A Yes/No vocabulary size test for Swiss German Sign Language (Deutschschweizerische Gebärdensprache, DSGS) was developed, targeting beginning adult learners. The Web-based test, which can be used for self- assessment or placement purposes, was administered to 20 DSGS adult learners of ...