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ERIC Number: EJ866241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Responses of Preschoolers with Cochlear Implants to Musical Activities: A Multiple Case Study
Schraer-Joiner, Lyn E.; Chen-Hafteck, Lily
Early Child Development and Care, v179 n6 p785-798 Aug 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the musical experiences of preschool cochlear implant users. Research objectives were to examine: (1) musical, social and emotional responses to activities; and (2) whether length of experience with the implant influenced responses. Participants were three prelingually deafened children, age 4, attending a Deaf school in the Northeastern USA. Cochlear implant experience of Child A, Child B and Child C was three years, one year and one month, respectively. Qualitative data including lesson and video transcripts and researcher field notes were coded into musical, social and emotional response categories. Data analyses revealed participants' ample musical responses and that cochlear implant experience had an impact upon participants' singing. Music educators must consider the individual differences of the prelingually deafened child modifying lesson design and content to meet their various needs.
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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