The relative contributions of phonological awareness and vocabulary knowledge to deaf and hearing children’s reading fluency in Chinese

Conclusions and implicationsThe predictive patterns of phonological awareness on reading fluency are complex and depend on many factors, while vocabulary knowledge is an important and consistent predictor for both deaf and hearing children.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research

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ConclusionOverall, segmental and suprasegmental perception as well as sentence-level processing is impaired in Mandarin-speaking children with CIs compared with age-matched children with NH. In children with CIs recognition of segmental and suprasegmental phonemes at the lower level predicts sentence repetition accuracy at the higher level. More importantly, implantation age plays an important role in the development of phonological skills and higher-order language skills, suggesting that age-appropriate aural rehabilitation and speech intervention programs need to be developed in order to better help CI users who receive ...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Conclusions and Significance: Our study warns that auditory assessment should be evaluated even if the patient with 2q36 deletion syndrome is not obviously presenting hearing loss. In addition, a comprehensive molecular genetics diagnosis involving multiple methods is important to support accurate genetic characterization of this syndrome. PMID: 31403828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
Dr. Lane saw the deaf as part of a distinct ethnic group with their own vibrant culture, and he opposed the use of cochlear implants for deaf children.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Deafness Deaths (Obituaries) Sign Language Lane, Harlan Psychology and Psychologists Northeastern University Disabilities Language and Languages Source Type: news
AbstractELMO domain containing 1 (ELMOD1) encodes a protein with GTPase-activating functions. Previous studies have confirmed its overexpression in brain tissues. Although no previous study has reported mutations in this gene in human subjects, spontaneous inactivating mutations in the mouse homolog of this gene have been associated with deafness and balance problems. In the current study, we have performed whole exome sequencing (WES) in a patient with intellectual disability. We found a novel mutation inELMOD1 gene (c.571delG, p.D191MfsTer25) in the proband and two other affected cases in the family. Segregation analysis...
Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: For deaf children with bilateral inner ear malformations, ABIs provide satisfactory auditory input. Children with ABIs are able to develop receptive and expressive language skills comparable to those of children with CIs with additional disabilities. Using this knowledge, preoperative parent counselling can be refined.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: PEDIATRIC OTOLOGY Source Type: research
Workers with sensory challenges face an array of digital obstacles to managing their retirement accounts and have sued to insure banks ’ websites comply with federal disability law.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Disabilities Personal Finances Retirement Blindness Deafness Banking and Financial Institutions Braille Americans With Disabilities Act Pensions and Retirement Plans Source Type: news
Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” which debuted in theaters worldwide June 20, introduces a new character—a child with a green cochlear implant (CI). Two aspects of this child are notable: He is part of a mainstream classroom and is smiling. Inclusivity and happiness are often missing in media portrayals of people with hearing loss, and this positive portrayal has sparked a hubbub of celebration online from audiologists, parents, and people in the deaf and hard of hearing community alike: Belinda Barnet, mother of a 6-year-old CI user, shares her daughter’s reaction to seeing a child with a CI on the big...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology News Slider Uncategorized Advocacy Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: This case report sheds light on the natural history of untreated patients with POU1F1 mutations and raises awareness for early diagnosis and adequate treatment of central congenital hypothyroidism and GH deficiency.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Gainotti G Abstract Even if Babinski (1914) is usually considered as the discoverer of anosognosia, other authors before him contributed to the development of this construct. Von Monakow (1885) and Dejerine and Vialet (1893) gave the first descriptions of patients with cortical blindness who were unaware of their disability, but did not distinguish this unawareness from the rest of the clinical description. Anton (1999) described patients with cortical deafness and cortical blindness, considering these defects of awareness as a symptom independent from the neurological dysfunction. He conceptualized them a...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Çağdaş Güdücü, İpek Ergönül, Adile Öniz, Ahmet Ömer İkiz, Murat ÖzgörenAbstractThe functions of the sensory systems on disabled people have been one of the most investigated topics in brain research. In these studies, mostly visual stimuli had been employed while investigating the deaf participants. Limited number of electrophysiological studies revealed better visual sensory processing in deaf participants. On the other hand, studies deploying tactile stimuli especially used either e...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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