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Asker-Arnason, L., Akerlund, V., Skoglund, C., Ek-Lagergren, I., Wengelin, Å. & Sahlen, B. (2012). Spoken and Written Narratives in Swedish Children and Adolescents With Hearing Impairment. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 33(3), 131-145
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spoken and Written Narratives in Swedish Children and Adolescents With Hearing Impairment
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2012 (English)In: Communication Disorders Quarterly, ISSN 1525-7401, E-ISSN 1538-4837, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 131-145Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Twenty 10-to 18-year-old children and adolescents with varying degrees of hearing impairment (HI) and hearing aids (HA), ranging from mild-moderate to severe, produced picture-elicited narratives in a spoken and written version. Their performance was compared to that of 63 normally hearing (NH) peers within the same age span. The participants with HI and NH showed similar patterns regarding intragroup correlations between corresponding measures of spoken and written narratives. However, the participants with HI had significantly less diverse language than the NH group. The participants with poorer hearing (higher best ear hearing level [BEHL]) produced spoken and written narratives comprising more content words and they also produced written narratives that were less lexically diverse than the participants with better hearing (lower BEHL). The difference as to lexical skills emphasizes the importance of focusing on these skills in the group of children with HI. However, the results give support for a quite optimistic view on the development of narration in children with HI with HA, at least for picture-elicited narratives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2012
language, hearing impairment, narratives, vocabulary, writing assessment
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35461 (URN)10.1177/1525740111401906 (DOI)000317618300001 ()2-s2.0-84859014556 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-22 Created: 2017-11-22 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8468-0546

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