Cognitive and communicative development in deaf and hearing-impaired children with cochlear implants and/or hearing-aids
2011 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
The purpose of the study was to examine neurophysiological, cognitive and linguistic development in deaf and hearing-impaired children (5–7 years of age) with CI and/or hearingaids and how a phonological intervention programme may influence this development. The deaf and hearing-impaired children were compared with age-matched hearing children. The results reveal that deaf and hearing-impaired children had equivalent or close to equivalent performance levels compared to hearing children for cognitive and linguistic tasks with relatively low demands on phonological processing, whereas there was a substantial and significant difference between the groups for cognitive tasks involving explicit phonological processing. The results indicate that there is a relationship between age at implant and neurophysiological, cognitive and linguistic development, where early implantation promotes faster development. The childrens´ cognitive performance increased as a function of phonological intervention.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 80-80 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105152OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105152DiVA: diva2:703802
First International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication, Linköping June 19-22, Sweden