Inferences and metaphoric comprehension in unilaterally implanted children with adequate formal oral language performance


Nicastri M., Filipo R., Ruoppolo G., Viccaro M., Dincer H., Guerzoni L., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.78, no.5, pp.821-827, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.02.022
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.821-827
  • Keywords: Cochlear implants, Metaphor, Inference, Language skills, COCHLEAR IMPLANTS, DEAF-CHILDREN, IDIOM COMPREHENSION, READING-COMPREHENSION, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, MIND, ABILITIES, COMMUNICATION, TRANSPARENCY, PRESCHOOLERS

Abstract

Objectives: To assess skills in inferences during conversations and in metaphors comprehension of unilaterally cochlear implanted children with adequate abilities at the formal language tests, comparing them with well-matched hearing peers; to verify the influence of age of implantation on overall skills.