ERIC Number: EJ846274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Production Accuracy in a Young Cochlear Implant Recipient
Warner-Czyz, Andrea D.; Davis, Barbara L.; Morrison, Helen M.
Volta Review, v105 n2 p151-173 2005
The availability of cochlear implants in younger children has provided the opportunity to evaluate the relative impact of the production system, or the sounds young children can say, and the auditory system, or the sounds children can hear, on early vocal communication. Limited access to the acoustic properties of speech results in differences in vocal development related to emergence of lexical accuracy. Understanding this aspect of speech acquisition can form an important aspect of assessment and intervention protocols for the emerging population of young cochlear implant recipients. One child who received a cochlear implant at 24 months was followed longitudinally to explore the impact of the production system and audition on changes in phonetic inventory, lexical target characteristics and early word accuracy. Over time, she diversified her phonetic inventory and improved accuracy, particularly for vowels. Segments and syllables produced most frequently were most accurate.
Descriptors: Phonetics, Assistive Technology, Language Acquisition, Surgery, Young Children, Speech Communication, Acoustics, Vowels, Syllables, Phonemes, Articulation (Speech)
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