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OBJECTIVES: To examine the nature of previously unexplained, severe language impairments in some children using a cochlear implant (CI). DESIGN: Six prelingually deaf children with unexplained, "disproportionate" language problems (DLI group) were matched to Control children on etiology, age at implantation, and CI experience. All children completed a test battery used to identify specific language impairment in normally hearing children. RESULTS: Despite equivalent performance IQ, significant differences were found between the DLI and Control children on all five language tests. CONCLUSIONS: Language difficulties experienced by some children using a CI seem to be additional to those produced by their deafness and may reflect the same, predominantly inherited basis as specific language impairment.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/AUD.0b013e318167b857

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ear Hear

Publication Date

06/2008

Volume

29

Pages

467 - 471

Keywords

Adolescent, Child, Cochlear Implants, Female, Humans, Intelligence, Language Development Disorders, Language Tests, Male, Mental Recall, Phonetics, Pilot Projects, Semantics, Verbal Learning