Enhancing the Conversational Skills of Children With Hearing Impairment The conversational skills of children with hearing impairment have been found to resemble those of children with learning disabilities and are often inadequate for successful mainstreaming. The pragmatic skills of children with hearing impairment can be enhanced by maximizing the opportunities to practice conversational behaviors in therapy. The purpose of ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1997
Enhancing the Conversational Skills of Children With Hearing Impairment
 
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  • Carole E. Johnson
    Auburn University, AL
  • Contact author: Carole E. Johnson, PhD, Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5232
    Contact author: Carole E. Johnson, PhD, Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5232×
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Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing / Research Articles
Research Article   |   April 01, 1997
Enhancing the Conversational Skills of Children With Hearing Impairment
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1997, Vol. 28, 137-145. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2802.137
History: Received April 14, 1995 , Accepted June 21, 1996
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1997, Vol. 28, 137-145. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2802.137
History: Received April 14, 1995; Accepted June 21, 1996

The conversational skills of children with hearing impairment have been found to resemble those of children with learning disabilities and are often inadequate for successful mainstreaming. The pragmatic skills of children with hearing impairment can be enhanced by maximizing the opportunities to practice conversational behaviors in therapy. The purpose of this article is to discuss the use of clinician-designed thematic role-play scenarios during auditory training to enhance the conversational skills of preschool and elementary school children.

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