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ERIC Number: EJ1075385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Effect of Repeated Exposures on Word Learning in Quiet and Noise
Blaiser, Kristina M.; Nelson, Peggy B.; Kohnert, Kathryn
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v37 n1 p25-35 Nov 2015
This study examines the impact of repeated exposures on word learning of preschool children with and without hearing loss (HL) in quiet and noise conditions. Participants were 19 children with HL and 17 peers with normal hearing (NH). Children were introduced to 16 words: 8 in quiet and 8 in noise conditions. Production and identification scores were collected after single exposures to words and following three exposures through individual training sessions. A significant main effect for Exposure was found for identification with significant Hearing Status × Exposure interaction, with children in the NH outperforming the HL group when only one exposure to the target words was provided. Repeated exposures to target words provide benefits to both groups of preschool children, but offer additional benefits to children with HL, particularly younger children. This provides additional support for speech-language pathologists to preview and review vocabulary introduced in classroom settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Preschool Language Scale
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