ERIC Number: ED227645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a Wearable, Tactile Aid on Language Comprehension of Prelingual Profoundly Deaf Children.
Factors influencing the use of nonacoustic aids (such as visual displays and tactile devices) with the hearing impaired are reviewed. The benefits of tactile devices in improving speech reading/lipreading and speech are pointed out. Tactile aids which provide information on rhythm, rate, intensity, and duration of speech increase lipreading and therefore facilitate gains in language comprehension. Reported are findings of a study in which a vibrotactile aid was used with five deaf children (9 months-6 years old). It is concluded that the aid appears to assist with social communication and in the localization of the sound source. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A Workshop Presented at the Second National Child Devlopment Conference (Melbourne, Australia, August 1982).