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Cognitive and linguistic skills in Swedish children with cochlear implants - measures of accuracy and latency as indicators of development

Wass, Malin; Ibertsson, Tina LU ; Lyxell, Bjorn; Sahlén, Birgitta LU ; Hallgren, Mathias; Larsby, Birgitta and Maki-Torkko, Elina (2008) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 49(6). p.559-576
Abstract
Wass, M., Ibertsson, T., Lyxell, B., Sahlen, B., Hallgren, M., Larsby, B. & Maki-Torkko, E. (2008). Cognitive and linguistic skills in Swedish children with cochlear implants - measures of accuracy and latency as indicators of development. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. The purpose of the present study was to examine working memory (WM) capacity, lexical access and phonological skills in 19 children with cochlear implants (CI) (5;7-13;4 years of age) attending grades 0-2, 4, 5 and 6 and to compare their performance with 56 children with normal hearing. Their performance was also studied in relation to demographic factors. The findings indicate that children with CI had visuospatial WM capacities equivalent to the comparison group.... (More)
Wass, M., Ibertsson, T., Lyxell, B., Sahlen, B., Hallgren, M., Larsby, B. & Maki-Torkko, E. (2008). Cognitive and linguistic skills in Swedish children with cochlear implants - measures of accuracy and latency as indicators of development. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. The purpose of the present study was to examine working memory (WM) capacity, lexical access and phonological skills in 19 children with cochlear implants (CI) (5;7-13;4 years of age) attending grades 0-2, 4, 5 and 6 and to compare their performance with 56 children with normal hearing. Their performance was also studied in relation to demographic factors. The findings indicate that children with CI had visuospatial WM capacities equivalent to the comparison group. They had lower performance levels on most of the other cognitive tests. Significant differences between the groups were not found in all grades and a number of children with CI performed within 1 SD of the mean of their respective grade-matched comparison group on most of the cognitive measures. The differences between the groups were particularly prominent in tasks of phonological WM. The results are discussed with respect to the effects of cochlear implants on cognitive development. (Less)
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Children with CI, phonological skills, lexical access, working memory
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10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00680.x
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  author       = {Wass, Malin and Ibertsson, Tina and Lyxell, Bjorn and Sahlén, Birgitta and Hallgren, Mathias and Larsby, Birgitta and Maki-Torkko, Elina},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {559--576},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Cognitive and linguistic skills in Swedish children with cochlear implants - measures of accuracy and latency as indicators of development},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00680.x},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2008},
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