• Code Switching Ability of Deaf Students and its Relationship to Reading Comprehension Performance

      Smith, Arthur; Nesbit, Michelle M.; The College at Brockport (1988-12-01)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between deaf students’ ability to code switch for ASL to written English and their reading comprehension performance. A t-test was used to test the hypotheses presented in this study. The correlations between code switching ability and reading comprehension performance were established. The findings of this study indicated that a strong correlation exists between deaf students' code switching ability and their reading comprehension performance. The findings of this study also showed a significant difference between the code switching scores of deaf students of deaf parents and deaf students of hearing parents. A significant difference between the reading comprehension performances of deaf students of deaf parents and deaf students of hearing parents was not found.