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ERIC Number: EJ835602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
Story Retelling Pattern among Children with and without Hearing Loss: Effects of Repeated Practice and Parent-Child Attunement
Robertson, Lyn; Dow, Gina Annunziato; Hainzinger, Sarah Lynn
Volta Review, v106 n2 p147-170 Fall 2006
In two analyses, transcripts from 21 children (ages 3-6) reading and retelling stories with a parent over a six-week period were studied. Ten children with moderate-to-profound hearing loss used assistive technology and the Auditory-Verbal approach for language learning; 11 had typical hearing. In Analysis 1, no significant difference between groups was found in the recall of words and phrases from the text, suggesting that children with hearing loss can benefit from shared reading experiences in ways similar to children with typical hearing. Analysis 2 showed that the factors correlating with word recall differed: for children without hearing loss, joint attention was related to remembering; for children with hearing loss, explicit parental scaffolding techniques correlated with memory for the text, suggesting that the involvement of parents with children with hearing loss may need to be more directed to the children's listening needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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