Thesis / Dissertation

Going digital: enabling caregivers to optimise the linguistic environment for children with significant hearing loss

Dawn Choo, Shani Dettman (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Early auditory exposure and linguistic interactions are fundamental in shaping the trajectory of typical language development in hearing children. These early linguistic experiences occur within the context of adult-child exchanges, through daily experiences, care routines and play. For children with prelingual hearing loss, early access to sound through hearing devices enables them to participate in these early linguistic experiences and can mitigate the potential negative effects resulting from hearing loss. In addition to early device fitting, research has demonstrated a strong association between the manner, content and amount of spoken language which infants and toddlers are exposed to ..

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