Examining the Need of Attention Strategies for Academic Development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Patrick J. Graham

Deaf children use their eyes to acquire information about their world. They do not naturally acquire this skill; rather, it is learned behavior that usually happens early in their development. This paper discusses the different attention strategies deaf children learn in preschools, such as maintaining eye gaze, and participating in joint attention. While attention strategies may be implicit, there is a need for explicit instruction for children to understand the importance of visual attention for academic and social development.

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