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ERIC Number: EJ1180835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Children with SLI Can Exhibit Reduced Attention to a Talker's Mouth
Pons, Ferran; Sanz-Torrent, Monica; Ferinu, Laura; Birulés, Joan; Andreu, Llorenç
Language Learning, v68 suppl 1 p180-192 Jun 2018
It has been demonstrated that children with specific language impairment (SLI) show difficulties not only with auditory but also with audiovisual speech perception. The goal of this study was to assess whether children with SLI might show reduced attention to the talker's mouth compared to their typically developing (TD) peers. An additional aim was to determine whether the pattern of attention to a talking face would be related to a specific subtype of SLI. We used an eye-tracker methodology and presented a video of a talker speaking the children's native language. Results revealed that children with SLI paid significantly less attention to the mouth than the TD children. More specifically, it was also observed that children with a phonological-syntactic deficit looked less to the mouth as compared to the children with a lexical-syntactic deficit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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