Investigation of Early Literacy Skills in Preschool Children With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Early Literacy Skills in Children With Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Pelin Piştav Akmeşe Destina Sezgin Fatih Öğüt

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In this study, it is aimed to compare the early literacy skills of children with cochlear implants with 60-72 months of preschool and / or special education to the results of children with normal hearing. For this purpose, the following questions were sought. In this study, “Demographic Form” containing the general information of volunteer families and children was included in the study and Early Literacy Test-EROT was applied to evaluate the early literacy skills of children. As a result, word knowledge between two groups, receptive and expressive language, general naming, knowledge of function scores were statistically different; in the phonological awareness sub-tests, the difference between separating the word into syllable, combining syllables, eliminating the first sound of words results with cochlear implants were statistically significant between two groups. However, there was no statistically significant difference between groups in terms of rhyme awareness, matching the first sound of words, matching the last sound of words, separating the sentence into words, eliminating the last voice of words and total phonological awareness scores; moreover, it was found that CI users had lower scores in the knowledge of letter, listening comprehension subtests and EROT total scores, and the difference between the groups was significant.

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AKMEŞE, Pelin Piştav; SEZGIN, Destina; ÖĞÜT, Fatih. Investigation of Early Literacy Skills in Preschool Children With Deaf and Hard of Hearing. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 137-143, dec. 2019. ISSN 1307-9298. Available at: <https://iejee.com/index.php/IEJEE/article/view/916>. Date accessed: 01 june 2020.
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