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Emerson, Maria F.; And Others – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1997
The SCAN: A Screening Test for Auditory Processing Disorders was administered to 14 elementary children with a history of otitis media and 14 typical children, to evaluate the validity of the test in identifying children with central auditory processing disorder. Another experiment found that test results differed based on the testing environment…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Auditory Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification
Paul, Rhea; And Others – 1990
This study examines otitis media as a possible factor associated with increased risk for communicative handicap in a group of children with a possible vulnerability for language delay: "late-talkers." Speech and language outcomes at ages 3 and 4 were examined in 28 late talkers and 24 children with normal language development. Late…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), At Risk Persons, Chronic Illness, Communication Disorders
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Roberts, Joanne Erwick; Henderson, Frederick W. – 1984
This study, part of a 4-year longitudinal project, examined the possible relationship between persistent otitis media (middle ear disease) in early childhood and speech and language functioning. Subjects were 38 black preschool children between 3 and 7 years of age who, although normal in intellectual and verbal functioning, were identified as at…
Descriptors: Black Youth, Disadvantaged Youth, Handicap Identification, Hearing Impairments
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Silva, Phil A.; And Others – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1986
A longitudinal study of 47 children with bilateral otitis media with effusion (OME) at age five compared with a group of non-OME children revealed that OME Ss continued to have significant hearing loss at subsequent ages, as well as language, speech, behavior, and reading difficulties. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Audiology, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Diseases
Feagans, Lynne V.; And Others – 1990
Three ways in which otitis media may affect development of hearing are explored. First, developmental effects may be due to illness in general; second, otitis media may cause fluctuating hearing loss which may lead to deficits in language in many areas; and, third, fluctuating hearing loss may have only a temporary effect on the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Attention, Day Care, Diseases, Early Childhood Education
Cowley, Judith – 1996
A longitudinal study of otitis media in young children, begun in 1981, aimed to provide information on the incidence and prevalence of otitis media in young children in the Newcastle (England) region and to follow their academic progress. Subjects selected for the study were kindergartners in five schools and represented an ethnically homogeneous…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Giebink, G. Scott; Daly, Kathy – Topics in Language Disorders, 1990
This article focuses on definitions of middle ear inflammation (otitis media), the epidemiology of this disorder, brief considerations of pathophysiology and management, and possible future therapies. (DB))
Descriptors: Children, Definitions, Drug Therapy, Epidemiology
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Castleden, Heather – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2002
In an isolated, northern Canadian, Indigenous community, interviews were conducted with family and community members connected to a young deaf boy, who finally was sent away to a residential school. Findings highlight the lack of culturally relevant services in northern communities, prevalence of otitis media and hearing loss in Native children,…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Canada Natives, Case Studies, Community Attitudes
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Zumach, Anne; Gerrits, Ellen; Chenault, Michelene; Anteunis, Lucien – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2010
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to examine the long-term consequences of early-life otitis media (OM) and the associated hearing loss (HL) on language skills of school-aged children. Method: In a prospective study, the middle-ear status of 65 Dutch healthy-born children was documented every 3 months during their first 2 years of life;…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Diseases, Language Skills, Language Acquisition
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. – 1994
Otitis media with effusion and its related hearing loss have been associated with delayed language development, particularly if the disease is recurrent or of long duration, although available data are insufficient to establish a causal linkage. This guide presents recommendations based on extensive reviews of the relevant medical and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Clinical Diagnosis, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Impairments
Johnson, Dale L.; And Others – 1997
This study examined the hypothesis that children with persistent otitis media with effusion (OME) during the first 3 years of life are at risk for cognitive and language delays. The prospective study enrolled 698 children and controlled for 8 demographic and environmental factors. Subjects were recruited at birth, and frequently monitored at home…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Cognitive Development, Developmental Delays, Language Acquisition
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Skarzynski, Piotr Henryk; Swierniak, Weronika; Gos, Elzbieta; Gocel, Maria; Skarzynski, Henryk – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe and assess a hearing screening program of first-grade children in Poland. The program aimed to detect hearing disorders and increase awareness among parents of hearing problems. Method: A hearing screening program was conducted in all elementary schools of the biggest region in Poland. A total of…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Clinical Diagnosis, Screening Tests, Incidence
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Van der Vyver, Marguerite; And Others – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1988
A study involving 20 Afrikaans-speaking children with cerebral palsy found that recurrent otitis media in early childhood had a negative effect on articulation abilities of the 7 to 11-year-old children but that other factors such as intelligence also played a role. (JDD)
Descriptors: Articulation Impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Illness, Elementary Education
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Zajac, David J.; Vallino, Linda D.; Baylis, Adriane L.; Adatorwovor, Reuben; Preisser, John S.; Vivaldi, Daniela – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2021
Purpose: This study determined the time course of the emergence of prevocalic stop consonants in young children with cleft palate following surgical repair. Method: A total of 120 children in four cohorts from three institutions were followed from 12 to 24 months of age: (a) 24 with repaired cleft lip and palate (CLP), (b) 36 with repaired cleft…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Phonemes, Congenital Impairments, Young Children
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Page, Jane; Murray, Lisa; Cock, Megan L; Eadie, Patricia; Nossar, Victor; Niklas, Frank; Scull, Janet; Sparling, Joseph – Health Education Journal, 2021
Objectives: This study aimed to explore the impact of early health risks on young Aboriginal children's attendance in playgroups and their early learning outcomes. Design: The study used a cross-sectional design to identify associations between children's early health characteristics, their attendance at a Families as First Teachers (FaFT)…
Descriptors: Play, Health, Indigenous Populations, Attendance
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