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Communication skills in blind children: A preliminary investigation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Deborah James


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Background: There are anecdotal reports that blind children sometimes use language inappropriately, but there has been no recent systematic investigation of the communication skills of children with congenital blindness. The aim of the present study was to conduct a preliminary investigation of the communication skills of a group of children with congenital blindness. Methods: The parents of eight congenitally blind children completed the Children's Communication Checklist-2. Results: The checklist ratings showed that the communication profiles of a large proportion of the group warranted clinical investigation or were indicative of a communication disorder. Conclusions: The results from this preliminary investigation support the need for a larger study on the communication skills of children with congenital blindness. © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Publication metadata

Author(s): James DM, Stojanovik V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Child: Care, Health and Development

Year: 2007

Volume: 33

Issue: 1

Pages: 4-10

Print publication date: 01/01/2007

ISSN (print): 0305-1862

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2214

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2006.00621.x

PubMed id: 17181747


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