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Samiee S, Jalilevand N, Kamali M, Modarresi Y. The Grammatical Abilities in a Speech Sample of Persian-speaking Children With Cochlear Implants. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2020; 18 (4) :387-394
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1103-en.html
1- Department of Speech and Language Pathology, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Rehabilitation Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Linguistics, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (182 Views)

Objectives: Studies reported that children with Cochlear Implant (Cl) presented difficulties in grammatical acquisition. The Persian language is inflectional. The present study aimed to compare word-level inflections in the language samples of CI recipients and healthy-hearing children.
Methods: Thirty children were recruited in this descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study. The Language Sample Analysis (LSA) was used as a method of language production evaluation. Language samples were gathered using picture descriptions. A total of 3000 intelligible utterances were elicited and transcribed. An adaptation of the Language Assessment, Remediation, and Screening Procedure (LARSP) for Persian (P-LARSP), and the Mean Length of Utterance (MLU) techniques were used for the analyses of utterances.
Results: The stages of language development of CI recipients were lower than those of the healthy children. The obtained results indicated a significant difference between children with CI and healthy-hearing children in MLU (P=0.0001). Moreover, we found a significant difference between the study groups in the mean frequency of word-level inflections (P=0.0001).
Discussion: Children with CI use less word-level inflections, compared to their healthy-hearing counterparts. 

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Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Speech therapy
Received: 2019/11/28 | Accepted: 2021/10/16 | Published: 2020/12/1

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