ERIC Number: EJ1211755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Spelling in Children with Cochlear Implants: Evidence of Underlying Processing Differences
Bell, Nicola; Angwin, Anthony J.; Wilson, Wayne J.; Arnott, Wendy L.
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v24 n2 p161-172 Apr 2019
This study compared the spelling skills and sub-skills of young children with cochlear implants (CIs) who use spoken language only (n = 14) with those of a same-aged typically hearing (TH) control group (n = 30). Spelling accuracy was assessed using irregular and nonsense word stimuli. Error and regression analyses were conducted to provide insight into the phonological and orthographic spelling strategies used by each group. Results indicated that children with CIs were as accurate as the TH group. However, misspellings made by the CI group were less phonologically plausible, and while nonword spelling accuracy was related to letter-sound knowledge for the TH group, the same relationship was non-significant for the CI group. Hence, despite demonstrating a similar degree of overall spelling success to TH children, children with CIs appeared to apply phonics skills less effectively.
Descriptors: Spelling, Young Children, Assistive Technology, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Oral Language, Accuracy, Phonological Awareness, Graphemes, Error Patterns, Phonics
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