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The fine art of conversation: the pragmatic skills of school-aged children with hearing loss

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posted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by Louise PaatschLouise Paatsch, Dianne Toe
This chapter synthesizes the findings of a number of recent studies conducted by the authors. The focus will be on spoken interactions between school-aged students who are deaf and hard of hearing, and their hearing peers. Many of the participants in these studies have worn hearing aids and/or cochlear implants since infancy and have been educated in inclusive settings. The context of these studies includes face-to-face interactions during a question/answer game, in free conversation, and during an expository task. This chapter will examine the verbal and nonverbal conversational skills 'of these students within these different contexts. Using a range of quantitative and qualitative analyses, the development of pragmatic skills in students with hearing loss will be documented, and possible implications for language support and the development of social skills will be discussed.

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Title of book

Oxford handbook of deaf studies in language

Series

Oxford library of psychology

Chapter number

7

Pagination

94 - 112

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Place of publication

Oxford, Eng.

ISBN-13

9780190241414

ISBN-10

0190241411

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter; B Book chapter

Copyright notice

2016, Oxford University Press

Extent

29

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Marschark, P Spencer

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