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ERIC Number: EJ910444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Language Development in a Hearing and a Deaf Twin with Simultaneous Bilateral Cochlear Implants
Ruggirello, Caterina; Mayer, Connie
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v15 n3 p274-286 Sum 2010
This case study is an examination of the language development of a single pair of fraternal twins--one with a profound, sensorineural hearing loss who received simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants at 1 year of age and the other with normal hearing. The purpose of the study was to compare the twins' language development over time from 6 months to almost 3 years of age. Findings suggest that early simultaneous bilateral implantation supports the development of age-appropriate language, thus increasing the potential for overall progress commensurate with hearing age peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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