Rhea Paul, Louise Paatsch, Naomi Caselli, Carrie Lou Garberoglio, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Amy Lederberg
Abstract:In this article, we provide a narrative review of research literature on the development of pragmatic skills and the social uses of language in children and adolescents, with a focus on those who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH). In the review, we consider how pragmatic skills may develop over time for DHH children and adolescents depending on age, language context, amplification devices, and languages and communication modalities. The implications of these findings for enhancing intervention programs for DH…
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