The relationship between language development and behaviour problems in children with hearing loss
Stevenson, Jim, McCann, Donna, Watkin, Peter, Worsfold, Sarah and Kennedy, Colin (2010) The relationship between language development and behaviour problems in children with hearing loss. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol.51 (No.1). pp. 77-83. ISSN 0021-9630Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02124.x
Background: There are well-replicated findings that link poor development on a range of communication skills with increased behavioural problems. This paper examines this relationship in children with hearing loss.
Method: One hundred and twenty children with hearing loss (67 boys, 53 girls) and 63 hearing children (37 boys, 26 girls) with a mean age of 8 years from eight districts in Southern England were assessed for receptive and expressive language skills. The relationships between these measures and an aggregate of parent- and teacher-reported behaviour problems in the children were investigated.
Results: Children with hearing loss had higher levels of behaviour problems compared to hearing children. Once the language abilities of children with hearing loss are taken into account, the negative effects of hearing loss on behaviour disappear.
Conclusions: Behaviour problems are found more commonly in children with hearing loss and the level of behaviour problems is highest amongst those children with hearing loss with the least developed language capabilities.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||January 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 77-83|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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