ERIC Number: EJ573533
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Communication between Deaf Children and Their Hearing Mothers: The Role of Language, Gesture, and Vocalizations.
Lederberg, Amy R.; Everhart, Victoria S.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v41 n4 p887-89 Aug 1998
Deaf (N=20) and hearing (N=20) children were observed during play with their hearing mothers at 22 months and 3 years. The deaf children were severely language delayed, with deaf 3-year-olds using less language (speech or sign) than hearing 22-month-olds. Since mothers used primarily speech, deaf children received much less communication input than hearing children. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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