Michael F Hoffman

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This study compared levels of social competence and language development in 74 young children with hearing loss and 38 hearing peers aged 2.5-5.3 years. This study was the first to examine the relationship between oral language and social competence using a dynamic systems framework in children with and without hearing loss. We hypothesized that, due to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the longitudinal effects of cochlear implantation (CIs) on young, deaf children's social competence over 5 years of implant use and compare their social skills to those of same-aged, hearing peers. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal between- and within-subjects design, with assessments completed 3 times over 5 years. SETTING(More)
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