Quantity of Parental Language in the Home Environments of Hard-of-Hearing 2-Year-Olds

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 09/28/2012

Automated analyses of full–day recordings were used to determine whether young children who are hard–of–hearing (HH) received similar levels of exposure to adult words and conversational interactions as age–matched peers with normal–hearing (NH). Children’s receptive language ability was correlated with conversational exchanges but not with adult word counts.

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