Ursula Willstedt-Svensson

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In this study, we explored the influence of time factors (age at implant, time with cochlear implant and age), complex working memory and phonological short-term memory on lexical and grammatical development in congenitally deaf children with cochlear implants. Fifteen children (aged 5 years 4 months to 11 years 5 months) were examined with the use of(More)
OBJECTIVE In Sweden, there has previously been no normalised test material for the evaluation of language development in individual hearing-impaired children, and for the assessment of various methods of auditory habilitation. The purpose of the present study was to compose, apply and evaluate a test for language development in hearing-impaired children,(More)
Poor nonword repetition is considered as a clinical marker of specific language impairment (SLI). In children with expressive language problems, the analysis and scoring procedures are often insufficiently described. We argue for a combined analysis of segmental and suprasegmental accuracy in nonword repetition tasks as well as an appreciation of gender(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigates the use of requests for clarification in conversations between teenagers with a cochlear implant (CI) and hearing peers. So far very few studies have focused on conversational abilities in children with CI. AIMS The aim was to explore co-construction of dialogue in a referential communication task and the participation(More)
This study explores the role of working memory, language, and different time factors, including age at implant, time with implant, age at onset of deafness, duration of deafness, on word-decoding skills (rapid reading of isolated words and non-words) in eighteen Swedish children with cochlear implants, who lost their hearing before 36 months of age. In(More)
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