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ERIC Number: ED313835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Additional Learning Difficulties in Hearing-Impaired Children.
Alpin, D. Yvonne
Of particular concern to educational psychologists when assessing hearing-impaired children is the identification of learning difficulties in addition to deafness which might hinder progress with language development. This study sought to replicate research which showed that some deaf children who have difficulty with fine motor movements and body image also have difficulty with speech musculature and thus with language learning by purely oral methods, and research which showed that relatively large percentages of deaf children exhibit dyspraxic features. A battery of diagnostic tests was administered to 106 British school-aged hearing-impaired children to detect dyspraxia. Only a small number of children were identified, and the main profiles emerging on 12 dyspraxia subtests differed from the profiles of former research subjects. The link between fine motor, speech, and certain memory tests was not replicated. The eupraxic/dyspraxic profile did not emerge for the subjects. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)