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Young deaf children and the prediction of reading and mathematics

Tymms, P.; Brien, D.; Merrell, C.; Collins, J.; Jones, P.


D. Brien

C. Merrell

J. Collins

P. Jones


Nearly 1000 deaf children were assessed upon entry to school, aged four and five years, using a broad baseline assessment, and then again one year later in reading and maths. Comparative data were also available for hearing children. These data were used to look at the prediction of the academic achievement of children with varying degrees of hearing loss. Despite past failures at establishing good predictors and despite the apprently very complex nature of the task, clear and simple prediction proved to be possible. The findings are discussed in terms of monitoring systems and research potential.


Tymms, P., Brien, D., Merrell, C., Collins, J., & Jones, P. (2003). Young deaf children and the prediction of reading and mathematics. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 1(2), 197-212.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2003
Deposit Date Oct 14, 2008
Journal Journal of Early Childhood Research
Print ISSN 1476-718X
Electronic ISSN 1741-2927
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 2
Pages 197-212
Keywords Achievement, Assessment, Hearing-loss, Value-added.