Phonological skills and working memory in children with CI and Usher type I
2011 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
Children with CI have a distinctive pattern of development of phonological skills (Wass, 2010). Previous research (Spencer & Tomblin, 2009; Wass et al., 2009) has shown that deaf children with CI perform on par with children with normal hearing on some cognitive tasks, whereas they have a significantly lower performance level than children with normal hearing on tasks with high demands on phonological processing. The present project aims to examine phonological skills and working memory capacity in children with Usher type 1 and compare their performance with deaf children with CI and nonsyndromal deafness, with children with normal hearing and children with hearing impairment. Few studies have focused on cognitive development in children with Usher syndrome type I and there is a lack of knowledge on whether the deafness and the co-existing visual condition have an impact on cognitive development and the spoken language development which is an outcome of the CI. Six children with Usher syndrome type I, in ages 6-14 years participated in the study. Preliminary results revealed that children with Usher syndrome type I have a similar pattern of results on the tests as the comparison group of children with CI.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 56-56 p.
National CategorySocial Sciences Interdisciplinary Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-78054DiVA: diva2:531017
First international conference on cognitive hearing science for communication, Linkoping, June 19-22, 2011