2011 Research Publication

The Renwick Centre conducts research in areas relating to the education of children with sensory disabilities. Research Projects, Publications (Books, Books Chapters, Journal Articles, Conference Addresses) and Editorial Responsibilities for 2011. For publications in the previous year, please browse them using the link on the left.

Development of adaptive assessment procedures for hearing-impaired children

PhD project: Rebecca Bull
Supervisor/s: Assoc. Prof. Norm Erber and Prof. Greg Leigh

Auditory-Oral progress of infants in a Deaf family environment: Three parallel case-studies

Dr Robyn Cantle Moore

Development of the Infant Monitor-Production (IMP) as an evaluation protocol for infants with impaired hearing

Dr Robyn Cantle Moore
Online training material is available to interested parties. You may register on http://www.ridbcrenwickcentre.com/imp/ .

Deaf people in colonial Australia: Access to justice, education and employment

Dr Breda Carty and Darlene Thornton

The influence of mandatory language assessments on the service delivery of itinerant support teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students

PhD project - John Davison-Mowle
Supervisor/s: Dr Jill Duncan and Prof. Greg Leigh
Research supported by the Carrie Smith Fund.

Defining historical and current auditory-verbal pedagogy

Dr Jill Duncan

Evaluation of the accessibility of children's television programs using simulated hearing loss

Assoc. Prof. Norm Erber

An interactive auditory-visual laboratory for communication research

Assoc. Prof. Norm Erber

UEB Braille for Beginners-Modules 1, 2 & 3: Training programs for families of children with vision impairments and paraprofessionals

Frances Gentle

A Management Framework for Inclusive Education of Children with Disabilities in Timor-Leste

PhD project: Frances Gentle
Supervisor/s: Dr Mike Steer and Rod Beattie
Research supported by the Buckle Family Trust Scholarship.

Paediatric hearing assessment with tele-audiology: An investigation in rural and remote populations

Prof. Greg LeighKim TerHorst, Genelle Cook, Prof. Philip Newall
HEARing Cooperative Research Centre Project R4.5.2.

Survey of Australian health professionals' knowledge of and attitudes towards newborn hearing screening

Dr Michaela Murray, Prof. Melissa Wake, Prof. Greg Leigh, & Dr Zeffie Poulakis

A comparison of the NAL-NL1 and DSL 5 prescriptive hearing procedures in severely deaf children in Malaysia

Prof. Philip Newall

A review of the Low Cost Hearing Aid project in the Philippines

Prof. Philip Newall

The development of speech testing materials to assess tonal language perception in Mandarin

Prof. Philip Newall

The development of standards for family-centred early intervention practice with children with impaired hearing

John Richards

Profiling children with vision impairment in Australia (Oz Vizkids)

Sue Silveira
The Register collects accurate information on children who have been formally diagnosed. This information is used to establish the number of affected children, the causes and levels of vision impairment and whether these children have additional disabilities. The information is vital when planning for better services and treatment for children. To register or for more information, visit the site Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register (ACVIR)

"Eye Play Safe": The development of a resource package of eye-safe play strategies

Sue Silveira
Supported by NSW Health. Visit EyePlaySafe website

Reference book for itinerant teachers of vision impaired

Dr Mike Steer and Gillian Gale

Books:

Erber, N. P. (2011). Auditory Communication for Deaf Children: A guide for teachers, parents and health professionals. Melbourne: ACER Press.

Book Chapters:

Carty, B. (2011). The view from the periphery. In D. F. Moores (Ed.), Partners in education: Issues and trends from the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (pp. 159-171). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Carty, B., & Thornton, D. (2011). Deaf people in colonial Australia. In T. Hedberg, (Ed.), No history, no future: Proceedings of the 7th DHI International Conference, Stockholm 2009. Solna: Dixa.

Duncan, J. (2011). Application of auditory (re)habilitation teaching behaviors to a signed communication education context. In R. Paludneviciene & I. Leigh (Eds.), Cochlear implants: Evolving perspectives (pp. 228-240). Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Duncan, J., (2011) Students with hearing loss. In l. Peer & G. Reid (Eds.), Special education needs: Policy, practice and provisions (pp. 211-235). London: Sage.

Power, D. J., & Leigh, G. R. (2011) Curriculum: Cultural and communicative contexts In M. Marschark & P. Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of deaf studies, language, and education: Volume 1 (2nd ed.) (pp. 32-46). New York: Oxford University Press.

Adam, R., Carty, B. & Stone, C. (2011). Ghostwriters: Deaf translators within the Deaf community. Babel, 57(3), 1-19.

Gallimore, G. & Steer, M. (2011). Editorial, International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, 4(1), 8-9.

Silveira, S.  (2011) Minimizing sun related damage to Australian children’s eyes. Australian Orthoptic Journal, 42(2), 11-15.

Silveira, S. (2011) Developing a vision screening framework for the Solomon Islands. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 5(1), 7-9.

Silveira, S., & Steer, M. (2011) Substantial new monies into national orientation & mobility services development: The game and play of public policy implementation.  International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, 4(1), 8-9.

Smith, T. (2011).  Developing an evaluation model for the Continuing Professional Education Program at RIDBC Renwick Centre.  Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 5(1), 24-25.

Steer, M. (2011). Editorial. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 5(1), 5-6.

Wang, S., Mannell, R., Newall, P., & Han, D., (2011).  Contribution of spectral cues to mandarin lexical tone recognition in normal-hearing and haring-impaired Mandarin Chinese speakers.  Ear & Hearing, 32(1), 97-103.

Xu, S., & Newall, P. (2011). Audiology education in Australia-past and present. Chinese Journal of Audiology and Speech Pathology , 19(2), 102-104.

Invited/Keynote Conference Papers:

Duncan, J. (2011, July 16th). Strategies for facilitating social communication necessary for successful integration of adolescents with hearing loss. Invited presentation at 25th Australian and New Zealand Conference for Educators of the Deaf, Melbourne, Vic.

Leigh, G. (2011, July 17th). Old Issues in a New Era: Professional Discourse on Education of the Deaf from Milan to Vancouver. Invited keynote address presented at 25th Australian and New Zealand Conference for Educators of the Deaf, Melbourne, Vic.

Silveira S. (2011, January). The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register: What have we discovered? Invited address presented at South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment Biennial International Conference, Sydney, NSW.

Conference Papers:

Bull, R. & Erber, N. P. (2011, July 17th). Adaptive hearing assessment (AHA!) for school-aged children with hearing impairment. Paper presented at 25th  Australian and New Zealand Conference for Educators of the Deaf, Melbourne, Vic.

Cantle Moore, R. & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2011, April 18th). LENA as a clinical research tool: A Deaf child of Deaf parents comes to speech. Paper presented at 2nd LENA Users Conference, Denver, CO, USA.

Cantle Moore, R. (2011, March 4th). Comparing IMP and CAEP results as predictors of early spoken language development in infants with impaired hearing. Paper presented at 12th Asia-Oceania Otolaryngology Head and Neck Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Cook, G., & Ter-Horst, K.  (2011, April 9th). Candy’s story: A mild hearing loss with profound implications. Paper presented at 6th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference, Fremantle, WA.

Duncan, J., & Ma, J. (2011, April 7th). Audiological and auditory (re)habilitative management of children with common cavity. Paper presented at Audiology Now!: Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Duncan, J., Kendrick, A., McGinnis, M., & Perigoe, C. (2011, April 6th). Auditory (re)habilitation teaching behavior rating Scale. Paper presented at Audiology Now!: Conference of the American Academy of Audiology, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Gale, G. & Steer, M. (2011, January 19th). A parthian glance at schooling in Australia for students who are blind or vision impaired. Paper presented at South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment Biennial International Conference, Sydney, NSW.

Howse, J., Gentle, F., Stobbs, K., Reynolds, J., Macanawai, S. & Steer, M. (2011, September), In the South Pacific: Efficiencies and opportunities through Braille code unification. Paper presented at the World Braille Congress, Leipzig, Germany.

Murray, M., Wake, M., Leigh, G., Poulakis, Z., & Wirth, K. (2011, May 24th). Universal Newborn Hearing Screening: National survey of Australian ENT surgeons, audiologists and paediatricians. Paper presented at Royal Australasian College of Physician: Congress 2011, Darwin, NT.

Murray, M., Wake, M., Leigh, G., & Poulakis, Z.  (2011, April 9th). Universal newborn hearing screening: A national survey of Australian ENT surgeons, audiologists and paediatricians. Paper presented at 6th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference, Fremantle, WA.

Silveira, S. (2011, January). Understanding a visit to the eye clinic: Why we do what we do. Paper presented at South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment Biennial International Conference, Sydney, NSW.

Silveira, S. (2011, January). Children, eyes, vision and eye disease. Paper presented at South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment Biennial International Conference, Sydney, NSW.

Silveira, S. (2011, January 14th) Detection of Vision Impairment in Babies and Children. Paper presented at Pacific Education for All (EFA)—Vision Impairment Forum (ICEVI Pacific Region), Sydney, NSW.

Steer, M. (2011, February 14th). Rules of engagement: Towards effective partnerships among mainstream and universal disability agencies in NSW. Paper presented at National Disability Services, NSW Annual State Conference, Sydney, NSW.

Ter-Horst, K., & Cook, G. (2011, April 9th). Congenital retrocochlear hearing loss associated with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma: Emma’s story. Paper presented at 6th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference, Fremantle, WA.  

Breda Carty

Member, Editorial Board, Deaf Worlds: International Journal of Deaf Studies (USA)

Frances Gentle

Member, Editorial Committee, Journal of South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (Australia)

Greg Leigh

Member, Editorial Board, Deafness and Education, International (UK)
Member, Editorial Board, Phonetics and Speech Sciences (Korea)

Philip Newall

Australian Journal of Audiology (Australia)
Chinese Scientific Journal of Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation (China)
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (Assistant Editor) (USA)

Sue Silveira

Member, Editorial Committee, Australian Orthoptic Journal (Australia)

Mike Steer

Member, Editorial Committee, Journal of South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (Australia)
Consulting Editor to Australasian Journal of Special Education (Australia)
Editor, Australian Deaf-Blind Council Beacon (Australia)