Språkliga och kognitiva förmågor hos barn med läs-och skrivsvårigheter: En jämförelse med barn med cochleaimplantat
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Children with Reading and Writing Difficulties and Their Language and Cognitive Abilities
A Comparison with Children with a Cochlear Implant
The aim of this study was to examine the cognitive abilities that are important for reading in children with reading disabilities, children with a cochlear implantation and typically developed children. 64 children aged 10-12 years participated in the study. To answer the question at issue we used the following tests: Block Design from WISC III, PPVT III, TOWRE, SL 40 and a few chosen tests out of the SIPS battery. On tests of the lexical access children with reading disabilities performed at the same level as hearing children, while the children with a cochlear implant performed significantly lower. Test of the phonological and complex working memory showed that children with reading disabilities performed significantly higher than children with a cochlear implant, but at the same time lower than typically developed children on the test of phonological working memory. Tests of reading ability showed that children with a cochlear implant performed at the same level as typically developed children, while children with reading disabilities showed lower results. The results indicate that the children with a cochlear implant can develop an adequate reading ability in spite of their phonological difficulties. Phonological skills do not seem to be the only factor influencing reading ability of the examined groups.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 40 p.
reading and writing disabilities, cochlear implants, reading ability, cognitive abilities, working memory, lexical access
läs- och skrivsvårigheter, cochleaimplantat, läsförmåga, kognitiva förmågor, arbetsminne, lexikal åtkomst
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-57975ISRN: ISRN LIU-IKE/SLP-A--10/006--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-57975DiVA: diva2:329422
2010-05-24, Flemingsalen, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 11:00 (Swedish)
Lyxell, Björn, professorWass, Malin, doktor
Ferreira, Janna, doktor