Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Computer-assisted training of phoneme-grapheme correspondence for children who are deaf and hard of hearing: Effects on phonological processing skills
Karolinska Institutet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3535-8489
Linköping University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0624-2495
Lund University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8468-0546
Show others and affiliations
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, ISSN 0165-5876, E-ISSN 1872-8464, Vol. 77, no 12, 2049-2057 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Examine deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children's phonological processing skills in relation to a reference group of children with normal hearing (NH) at two baselines pre intervention. Study the effects of computer-assisted phoneme grapheme correspondence training in the children. Specifically analyze possible effects on DHH children's phonological processing skills. Methods: The study included 48 children who participated in a computer-assisted intervention study, which focuses on phoneme grapheme correspondence. Children were 5, 6, and 7 years of age. There were 32 DHH children using cochlear implants (CI) or hearing aids (HA), or both in combination, and 16 children with NH. The study had a quasi-experimental design with three test occasions separated in time by four weeks; baseline 1 and 2 pre intervention, and 3 post intervention. Children performed tasks measuring lexical access, phonological processing, and letter knowledge. All children were asked to practice ten minutes per day at home supported by their parents. Results: NH children outperformed DHH children on the majority of tasks. All children improved their accuracy in phoneme grapheme correspondence and output phonology as a function of the computer-assisted intervention. For the whole group of children, and specifically for children with CI, a lower initial phonological composite score was associated with a larger phonological change between baseline 2 and post intervention. Finally, 18 DHH children, whereof 11 children with CI, showed specific intervention effects on their phonological processing skills, and strong effect sizes for their improved accuracy of phoneme grapheme correspondence. Conclusion: For some DHH children phonological processing skills are boosted relatively more by phoneme grapheme correspondence training. This reflects the reciprocal relationship between phonological change and exposure to and manipulations of letters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 77, no 12, 2049-2057 p.
Keyword [en]
Deaf and hard of hearing, Children, Cochlear implants, Hearing aids, Phonological processing skills, Computer-assisted intervention
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Pediatrics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100116DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.10.007ISI: 000328870800027OAI: diva2:691551


Available from: 2014-01-28 Created: 2014-01-27 Last updated: 2016-09-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nakeva von Mentzer, CeciliaLyxell, BjörnSahlén, BirgittaWass, MalinKallioinen, PetterUhlén, Inger
By organisation
In the same journal
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
General Language Studies and LinguisticsPediatrics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 32 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link