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ERIC Number: EJ941977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Social Engagement, Attention and Competence of Preschoolers with Hearing Loss
Brown, P. Margaret; Bortoli, Anna; Remine, Maria D.; Othman, Basyariatul
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v8 n1 p19-26 Mar 2008
The social engagement, social attention skills and social competence of 10 hearing preschoolers and 10 preschoolers with hearing loss were investigated during free play in inclusive oral kindergarten settings using a three-level hierarchical model. When comparing the types of opportunities, at the first level, the children with hearing loss created significantly fewer opportunities through visual regard and interaction. At the second level, for social attention skills, this group scored significantly higher on distractibility, and significantly lower on alert, sustained and focused attention. For the third level, social competence, no statistically significant differences were found between the two groups. Discriminant Function Analysis showed that the function that discriminated maximally between the two groups of participants was composed only of amount of interaction at Level 1. Children scoring highly on this function were also more likely to have the ability to focus their attention and manage divided attention, to be reciprocal, and to demonstrate mutuality and problem-solving skills with peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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