Navigation Links
Mom's sensitivity helps language development in children with hearing loss
Date:3/8/2013

CORAL GABLES, FL (March 8, 2013) -- University of Miami (UM) Psychologist Alexandra L. Quittner leads one of the largest, most nationally representative studies of the effects of parenting on very young, deaf children who have received cochlear implants. The findings indicate that mothers who are most sensitive in their interactions with their children receiving cochlear implants have kids that develop language faster, almost "catching up" to their hearing peers. The report is published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

"I was surprised that maternal sensitivity had such strong and consistent effects on oral language learning," says Quittner, director, Child Division in the Department of Psychology, at the UM College of Arts and Sciences. "The findings indicate that pediatric cochlear implant programs should offer parent training that facilitates a more positive parent-child relationship and fosters the child's development of autonomy and positive regard."

The goal of the study was to understand the role of parental behavior in language growth for deaf children. Maternal sensitivity was measured in videotaped interactions with the child and defined by warmth, as the degree to which a mother expressed positive regard and emotional support of the child.

Participants were 188 children with severe to profound loss of hearing, ages from five months to five years. In addition to analyzing the effects of maternal sensitivity, on language development, the study also looks at the impact of cognitive and language stimulation. Parent-child interactions observed and coded included free play, puzzle solving, and an art gallery task with five posters mounted at different heights on the walls of the playroom.

The largest improvements in language development were observed in children whose parents displayed high sensitivity; Language stimulation was also an important predictor of language gains, but was most effective when delivered in a sensitive manner. Deaf children with sensitive parents had only a 1 year delay in oral language compared to. 2.5 years among those with less sensitive parents.

This cohort of deaf and hearing children has now been followed for approximately 8 years post-implantation; NIH has just funded the competitive renewal, allowing the researchers to follow them for another 5 years, into adolescence. The aims will focus on their cognitive and social development, as well as their academic achievement.


'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Gallagher
a.gallagher1@umiami.edu
305-284-1121
University of Miami
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Heavy moms-to-be at greater risk of c-section
2. Hovering Moms May Take Fun Out of Play
3. Preemptive treatment of severe morning sickness decreases suffering for moms-to-be
4. Dr. Melody Jackson Joins AlignLife of Midtown Memphis To Provide Prenatal Care to Local Moms and Soon-To-Be Moms
5. Corner Bakery Cafe™ Teams Up with The Mom Strategist Mia Redrick to Help Local Moms Get the Most Out of Motherhood
6. HypothyroidMom.com Launches Thyroid Advocacy Site for Moms with Hypothyroidism
7. Privacy an Issue for Nursing Moms in Neonatal ICUs
8. Environmental Protection Agency Approves MOMS by OdorXit as a Disinfectant
9. Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study
10. Obese moms risk having babies with low vitamin D
11. Moms May Use TV to Calm Fussy Infants: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Robins & Morton ... Durant, Oklahoma, on Feb. 21. , The celebration began with a ribbon cutting ... employees, the construction team and tribal leadership. , Choctaw Nation Durant Regional ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... conditions and problems directly related to surgery, treatment, therapy and management. Regular exercise ... enjoy better qualities of life despite their diseases. On February 23, 2017, 1:00-2:00 ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... February 21, 2017 ... ... contributions to the United States during Black History Month (officially African American ... additions to many fields of American society of a diverse race of people, ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... CLICKco LLC, a ... its products are now available for purchase on RonnieColemanNutrition.com, a popular website for ... popular among health-conscious consumers who love coffee but are looking to add more ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... a patent-pending probiotic supplement that supports the proper levels of “good” bacteria in ... on StackedNutrition.com, a popular nutritional products website. , Daily Body Restore® is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... Feb. 21, 2017  /PR Newswire/ -- UBM Medica,s ... announce the launch of Modern Retina ( ... retina specialists. Built upon the success of ... on the latest innovations in the areas of retinal ... management. By meeting current informational needs and filling existing ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Feb. 21, 2017 ... a new imaging solution that connects Lexmark multifunction printers ... of the world,s leading scanning and indexing software solutions ... enables hospitals to use a Lexmark MFP at the ... Solarity workflow, helping facilities reach HIMSS Stage 7 ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... According to a new market research report "Medical Robots Market by ... Non-invasive Surgery Robots)), Application (Orthopedic, Laparoscopy, Neurology) - Global Forecasts to 2021", published ... ... MarketsandMarkets Logo ... This report studies the global medical robots market for the forecast period ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: