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Phonological awareness in deaf children who use cochlear implants

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Deborah James, Professor Utpal Goswami


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A short-term longitudinal study was conducted to investigate possible benefits of cochlear implant (CI) use on the development of phonological awareness in deaf children. Nineteen CI users were tested on 2 occasions. Two groups of deaf children using hearing aids were tested once: 11 profoundly deaf and 10 severely deaf children. A battery of tests was designed to investigate syllable, rhyme, and phoneme awareness. Syllable awareness in the CI users was equivalent to that of the severely deaf group, and rhyme and phoneme awareness was similar to that of the profoundly deaf children using hearing aids. CI use affords some benefit to the development of phonological awareness. The results from this study indicate that this enhancement is first observable at the syllable level. ©American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Publication metadata

Author(s): James D, Rajput K, Brown T, Sirimanna T, Brinton J, Goswami U

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Year: 2005

Volume: 48

Issue: 6

Pages: 1511-1528

ISSN (print): 1092-4388

ISSN (electronic): 1558-9102

Publisher: American Speech - Language - Hearing Association


DOI: 10.1044/1092-4388(2005/105)


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G0400574Medical Research Council