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Sentence Writing and Perception of Written Sentences in Hearing-Impaired and Normal-Hearing Primary School Students in Hamadan, Western Iran

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Author(s): Afsaneh Yaghobi | Ali Ghorbani

Journal: Audiology
ISSN 1735-1936

Volume: 19;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Reading | Sentence Perception | Sentence Writing | Hearing-Impaired | Primary School Childrenprimary School Children | Hamadan

ABSTRACT
Background and Aim: Learning language is acquired in early childhood and gradually developed by new words and new structures. Hearing sense is the most important acquisition for learning this skill. Hearing disorders are barriers for natural language learning. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between writing sentences and perception of written sentences in hearing-impaired and normal-hearing students.Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among thirty hearing-impaired students with hearing loss of 70-90 dB and thirty normal hearing students. They were selected from 3rd grade primary school students in Hamadan, a large city in Western Iran. The language skills and non language information was assessed by questionnaire, Action Picture Test, and Sentence Perception Test.Results: Results showed that there was a significant relation between writing sentences and perception of written sentences in hearing impaired students (p
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