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Audiology and Speech Research 2016;12(1): 45-55.
Published online: January 31, 2016.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/asr.2016.12.1.45
Stimulus-Discrimination Program을 통해 본 연령에 따른 인공와우 착용 아동의 운율과 내용에 대한 중앙통합능력
박귀남1, 김화수2, 배숙자3, 서영란1
2대구대학교 언어치료학과
3대구광역시 동부교육지원청
Central Coherence on Prosody and Content in Children with Cochlear Implant by Age Using Stimulus-Discrimination Program
Gwee Nam Park1, Wha Soo Kim2, Sook Ja Bae3, Yeong Ran Seo1
1KyeongShin Aural Rehabilitation Center, Daegu, Korea
2Department of Speech Pathology, Daegu University, Daegu, Korea
3Daegu Dongbu Office Of Education, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence  Yeong Ran Seo ,Tel: +82-53-256-3861, Fax: +82-53-256-3885, Email: ks650518@nate.com
Received: September 23, 2015; Revised: December 18, 2015   Accepted: December 28, 2015.  Published online: January 31, 2016.
The purpose of this study was to investigate central coherence and auditory perception ability in children with cochlear implant by age.
The S-D program designed as a computer game was employed to present auditory tasks comprised of recombinations of the prosody and content to 40 cochlear implant (CI) children and 45 normal hearing (NH) children.
The findings showed that CI have shown similar performance on most of test (Stimulus, Prosody, Content) to NH. The Central coherence Test performance of CI revealed that their first appearance of central coherence was far behind. Above all, CI aged 5 to 11 showed little preference (weak central coherence) for prosody or content, whereas controls have shown a clear preference for content over prosody. In conclusion, the results of present study suggest that cochlear implant children’s difficulties in communication by prosody and content seem to be linked to weakness in central coherence, which are due to distortion of parallel stimulation in cochlear implant. In this regard, it seems necessary to develop technological aspects of cochlear implant.
The present study recommends both a well-timed auditory training and using cochlear implant in order to improve the central coherence of hearing impaired children.
Key Words: Cochlear implant, Prosody, Content, Central coherence, Stimulus-Discrimination program.
중심단어: 인공와우· 운율· 내용· 중앙통합능력· S-D program.
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