Joint attention in book reading for children with hearing loss Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Christensen, Kendra L.
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Children with hearing loss are at risk for delays in the development of language and literacy skills. Recent technological advances in cochlear implants and hearing aids may create more easily accessible language and literacy skills for these children; however, the impact of this technology is still unknown. Strategies targeting improved shared book reading interactions have the potential to have a positive impact on the language and literacy development of children with hearing loss. In this study, a questionnaire was developed that could be utilized to help determine the differences in the home literacy environments of these children, as compared to normal hearing children, to see if there is a need for such interventions and to guide the development of strategic interventions. Overall, this questionnaire was shown to be written at a level that is accessible to families of various educational levels.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences."
  • Harrison, Melody
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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