volume 146, issue Supplement 3, PS270-S277 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0242f
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Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Allison L. Sedey, Craig A. Mason, Mallene Wiggin, Winnie Chung

Abstract: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pragmatic language skills form the foundation for conversational competence, whereas deficits in this area are associated with behavioral problems and low literacy skills. Children who are deaf or hard of hearing demonstrate significant delays in this critical area of language. Our purpose with this research was to identify variables associated with pragmatic language ability in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. METHODS: This was a longitudinal study of 124 children with bila…

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