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The Cultural and Linguistic Diversity of 3-Year-Old Children with Hearing Loss

Crowe, Kathryn, McLeod, Sharynne, Ching, Teresa, Y. C.,

Academic Literature

2012

This article reports findings from a study which describes the communication mode, oral language use, and demographic characteristics from 406 children with hearing loss and their caregivers when children were 3 years old.

The majority of the 406 children used spoken English at home; however, 28 other languages also were spoken. Compared with their caregivers, the children in this study used fewer spoken languages and had higher rates of oral monolingualism. Few children used a spoken language other than English in their early education environment. One quarter of the children used sign to communicate at home and/or in their early education environment. No associations between caregiver hearing status and children’s communication mode were identified.

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Journal/Publication : The Cultural and Linguistic Diversity of 3-Year-Old Children with Hearing Loss

Location : International

Domain/s: Transport and communication

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