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Couvee, Sascha

Lexical quality in deaf and hard of hearing children
Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children still lag behind in reading skills compared to hearing peers. However, due to technological advances in cochlear implantation and hearing aids, most DHH children now have (some) access to spoken language from an early age. Due to these changes, new research in reading development of DHH children is required. We will investigate the longitudinal development of lexical quality and reading skills (kindergarten - grade 2) as well as the incremental development of phonological representations to orthographic representations in DHH children and assess an intervention aimed at improving decoding skills in DHH children.
Prof. dr. Ludo Verhoeven, prof. dr. Eliane Segers, prof. dr. Harry Knoors, dr. Loes Wauters