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Nonverbal Executive Function is Mediated by Language: A Study of Deaf and Hearing Children
Studies have suggested that language and executive function (EF) are strongly associated. Indeed, the two are difficult to separate, and it is particularly difficult to determine whether one skill isExpand
Nicaraguan Sign Language and Theory of Mind: the issue of critical periods and abilities.
  • G. Morgan, J. Kegl
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 1 August 2006
BACKGROUND Previous studies in the literature report that deaf individuals who experience late access to language perform poorly on false belief tests of Theory of Mind (ToM) compared withExpand
Gesture production and comprehension in children with specific language impairment.
Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have difficulties with spoken language. However, some recent research suggests that these impairments reflect underlying cognitive limitations.Expand
Mental state language and quality of conversational experience in deaf and hearing children
Deaf children from hearing parents show a protracted delay in their performance on standard ‘theory of mind’ measures that concern their knowledge of false beliefs and other reality incongruentExpand
The Onset and Mastery of Spatial Language in Children Acquiring British Sign Language.
In the course of language development children must solve arbitrary form-to-meaning mappings, in which semantic components are encoded onto linguistic labels. Because sign languages describe motionExpand
Narrative skills in deaf children who use spoken English: Dissociations between macro and microstructural devices.
Previous research has highlighted that deaf children acquiring spoken English have difficulties in narrative development relative to their hearing peers both in terms of macro-structure and withExpand
Iconic gesture and speech integration in younger and older adults
This study investigated the impact of age on iconic gesture and speech integration. The performance of a group of older adults (60–76 years) and a group of younger adults (22–30 years) were comparedExpand
Belief attribution in deaf and hearing infants.
Based on anticipatory looking and reactions to violations of expected events, infants have been credited with 'theory of mind' (ToM) knowledge that a person's search behaviour for an object will beExpand
The First Signs of Language: Phonological Development in British Sign Language.
A total of 1,018 signs in one deaf child's naturalistic interaction with her deaf mother, between the ages of 19 and 24 months were analyzed. This study summarizes regular modification processes inExpand