ERIC Number: ED341217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Unique Auditory Language-Learning Needs of Hearing-Impaired Children: Implications for Intervention.
Johnson, Barbara Ann; Paterson, Marietta M.
Twenty-seven hearing-impaired young adults with hearing potentially usable for language comprehension and a history of speech language therapy participated in this study of training in using residual hearing for the purpose of learning spoken language. Evaluation of their recalled therapy experiences indicated that listening to spoken language did not emerge as a memorable speech therapy activity for 81 percent of the subjects. This may indicate that essential listening practice was either neglected or minimized during speech language therapy. Subjects demonstrated poor listening skills (70 percent scored at chance or below on the listening task), and two-thirds reported negative feelings toward listening practice and thought that listening training would not be expected in a speech language therapy program. Study recommendations stress the need to identify clients with potentially usable aided audition and maximize their listening capabilities through training. (16 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Atlanta, GA, November 22-25, 1991).