Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-544b6db54f-n9d2k Total loading time: 0.261 Render date: 2021-10-17T07:49:44.692Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": true, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true, "newEcommerce": true, "newUsageEvents": true }

Modelling the early expressive communicative trajectories of infants/toddlers with early cochlear implants

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 March 2020

Edith L BAVIN*
Affiliation:
School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Julia SARANT
Affiliation:
Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Naomi. J. HACKWORTH
Affiliation:
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Parenting Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Shannon K. BENNETTS
Affiliation:
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Jay BUZHARDT
Affiliation:
Juniper Gardens Children's Project, University of Kansas, USA
Fan JIA
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of California, Merced, CA, USA
Elizabeth BUTTON
Affiliation:
School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Peter BUSBY
Affiliation:
Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Greg LEIGH
Affiliation:
RIDBC Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Sydney, Australia Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Candy PETERSON
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
*
*Corresponding author: School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne3083, Australia. Phone: +61 3 9479 2530; E-mail: e.bavin@latrobe.edu.au

Abstract

For children with normal hearing (NH), early communication skills predict vocabulary, a precursor to grammar. Growth in early communication skills of infants with cochlear implants (CIs) was investigated using the Early Communication Indicator (ECI), a play-based observation measure. Multilevel linear growth modelling on data from six ECI sessions held at three-monthly intervals revealed significant growth overall, with a non-significant slower growth rate than that of children with NH (comparison age centred at 18 months). Analyses of gesture use and of nonword vocalisations revealed the CI group used significantly more of each, with more rapid growth. In contrast, the CI group used significantly fewer single words and multiword utterances, and with slower growth. Maternal education and time to achieve consistent CI use impacted significantly on growth for the CI sample. The results indicate that progression to vocabulary by young CI users can be supported by encouraging their use of prelinguistic communication.

Type
Articles
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2020

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

References

Acredolo, L. P., & Goodwyn, S. W. (1988). Symbolic gesturing in normal infants. Child Development, 59, 450–6.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Artieres, F., Vieu, A., Mondain, M., Uziel, A., & Venail, F. (2009). Impact of early cochlear implantation on the linguistic development of the deaf child. Otology & Neurotology, 30, 736–42.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Bates, E., & Goodman, J. (1999). On the emergence of grammar from the lexicon. In MacWhinney, B. (Ed.), The emergence of language (pp. 2979). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.Google Scholar
Bavin, E. L., Sarant, J., Leigh, G., Prendergast, L., Busby, P., & Peterson, C. (2018). Children with cochlear implants in infancy: predictors of early vocabulary. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53, 788–98.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Carta, J. J., Greenwood, C. R., Walker, D., & Buzhardt, J. (2010). Using IGDIs: tools for monitoring progress and improving intervention for infants and young children. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.Google Scholar
Ching, T., Dillon, H., Button, L., Seeto, M., Van Buynder, P.Marnane, V., … & Leigh, G. (2017). Age at intervention for permanent hearing loss & 5-year language outcomes. Pediatrics, 140(3), e2016.4274.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Colletti, L. (2009). Long-term follow-up of infants (4–11 months) fitted with cochlear implants. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 129, 361–6.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Cuda, D., Murri, A., Guerzoni, L., Fabrizi, E., & Mariani, V. (2014). Pre-school children have better spoken language when early implanted. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78, 1327–31.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Curran, P. J., Obeidat, K., & Losardo, D. (2010). Twelve frequently asked questions about growth curve modeling. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11(2), 121–36.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Dettman, S., Pinder, D., Briggs, R. J., Dowell, R, & Leigh, C., R, J.. (2007). Communication development in children who receive the cochlear implant younger than 12 months: risks versus benefits. Ear and Hearing, 28, 11S18S.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Dale, P. S., Tosto, M. G., Hayiou-Thomas, M. E., & Plomin, R. (2015). Why does parental language input style predict child language development? A twin study environment correlation. Journal of Communication Disorders, 57, 106–17.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Duchesne, L., Sutton, A., & Bergeron, F. (2009). Language achievement in children who received cochlear implants between 1 and 2 years of age: group trends and individual patterns. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 14, 465–85.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Fagan, M. (2014). Frequency of vocalization before and after cochlear implantation: dynamic effect of auditory feedback on infant behaviour. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 126C, 328–38.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Fenson, L., Marchman, V. A., Thal, D. J., Dale, P. S., Reznick, J. S., & Bates, E. (2007). MacArthur–Bates Communicative Development Inventories: user's guide and technical manual (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.Google Scholar
Fernald, A., Marchman, , & Weisleder, A. (2013). SES differences in language processing skill and vocabulary are evident at 18 months. Developmental Science, 16, 234–48.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Geers, A. E., Moog, J. S., Biedenstein, J., Brenner, C., & Hayes, H. (2009). Spoken language scores of children using cochlear implants compared to hearing age-mates at school entry. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 14, 371–85.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Goldin-Meadow, S. (2009). Pointing sets the stage for learning language and creating language. Child Development, 78, 741–5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Goldin-Meadow, S. (2014). Widening the lens: what the manual modality reveals about language, learning and cognition. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: B Biological Science, 369, e2013.0295.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Goldin-Meadow, S. (2015). Gesture as a window onto communicative abilities: implications for diagnosis and intervention. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 22, 5060.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Greenwood, C. R., Carta, J. J., Walker, D., Hughes, K., & Weathers, M. (2006). Preliminary investigations of the application of the Early Communication Indicator (ECI) for infants and toddlers. Journal of Early Intervention, 28, 178–96.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Greenwood, C. R., Walker, D., & Buzhardt, J. (2011). The Early Communication Indicator for infants and toddlers early head start growth norms from two states. Journal of Early Intervention, 32, 310–34.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Greenwood, C. R., Walker, D., Buzhardt, J., Howard, W. J., McCune, L., & Anderson, R. (2013). Evidence of a continuum in foundational expressive communication skills. Early Child Research Quarterly, 28, 540–54.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Hackworth, N. J., Berthelsen, D., Matthews, J., Westrupp, E. M., Cann, W., Ukoumunne, O. C., … & Nicholson, J. M. (2017). Impact of a brief group intervention to enhance parenting and the home learning environment for children aged 6–36 months: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Prevention Science, 18, 337–49.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Hoff, E. (2003). The specificity of environmental influence: socioeconomic status affects early vocabulary development via maternal speech. Child Development, 74, 1368–78.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Holt, R. F., & Svirsky, M. A. (2008). An exploratory look at pediatric cochlear implantation: Is earliest always best? Ear & Hearing, 29, 492511.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Houston, D. M., & Miyamoto, R. T. (2010). Effects of early auditory experience on word learning and speech perception in deaf children with cochlear implants: implications for sensitive periods of language development. Otology & Neurotology, 31, 1248–53.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Iverson, J. M., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2005). Gesture paves the way for language development. Psychological Science, 16, 367–71.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Kuhl, P. K., & Meltzoff, A. N. (1996). Infant vocalizations in response to speech: vocal and developmental change. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 100(4/1), 2425–38.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Leigh, J., Dettman, S., Dowell, R., & Briggs, R. (2013). Communication development in children who receive a cochlear implant by 12 months of age. Otology & Neurotology, 34, 443–50.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Levine, D., Strother-Garcia, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2016). Language development in the first year of life: what deaf children might be missing before cochlear implantation, Otology & Neurotology, 37, e56e62.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
McKean, C., Reilly, S., Bavin, E. L., Bretherton, L, Cini, E., Conway, L., … & Mensah, F. (2017). Language outcomes at 7 years: early predictors and co-occurring difficulties. Pediatrics, 139, e2016.1684.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Muthén, L. K., & Muthén, B. O. (1998–2012). Mplus user's guide (7th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Muthén and Muthén.Google Scholar
Nicholas, J., & Geers, A. (2013). Enduring advantages of early cochlear implantation for spoken language development. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 56(2), 643–55.Google Scholar
Nicholson, J. M., Cann, W., Matthews, J., Berthelsen, D., Ukoumunne, O. C., Trajanovska, M., … & Hackworth, N. J. (2016). Enhancing the early home learning environment through a brief group parenting intervention: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics, 16, 115.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Niparko, J. K., Tobey, E. A., Thal, D. J., Eisenberg, L. S., Wang, N. Y., Quittner, A. L., … CDaCI Investigative Team (2010). Spoken language development in children following cochlear implantation. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 303, 1498–506.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Pisoni, D. B., Cleary, M., Geers, A. E., & Tobey, E. A. (1999). Individual differences in effectiveness of cochlear implants in children who are prelingually deaf: new process measures of performance. Volta Review, 101, 111–64.Google Scholar
Pisoni, D. B., Kronenberger, W. G., Chandramouli, S. H., & Conway, C. M. (2016). Learning and memory processes following cochlear implantation: the missing piece of the puzzle. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 493, e2016.00493.Google Scholar
R Core Team (2017). R: a language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. Retrieved from <https://www.R-project.org/>..>Google Scholar
Ramirez-Inscoe, J., & Moore, D. R. (2011). Processes that influence communicative impairments in deaf children using cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing, 32, 690–8.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Raudenbush, S. W., & Bryk, A. S. (2002). Hierarchical linear models: applications and data analysis methods (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.Google Scholar
Reilly, S., Wake, M., Bavin, E., Prior, M., Williams, J., Bretherton, L. … & Ukoumunne, O. C. (2007). Predicting language at 2 years of age: a prospective community study. Pediatrics, 120(6), e1441e1449.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Rescorla, L., & Dale, P. (Eds.) (2013). Late talkers: from research to practice. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.Google Scholar
Roberts, M. Y., & Hampton, L. H. (2018). Exploring cascading effects of multimodal communication skills in infants with hearing loss. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, 23, 95105.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Rowe, M. L. (2012). A longitudinal investigation of the role of quantity and quality of child-directed speech in vocabulary development. Child Development, 83, 1762–74.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Rowe, M. L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2009). Early gesture selectively predicts later language learning. Developmental Science, 12, 182–7.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Rowe, M. L., Raudenbush, S. W., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2012). The pace of vocabulary growth helps predict later vocabulary skill. Child Development, 83(2), 508–25.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Sarant, J., Harris, D., Bennet, L., & Bant, S. (2014). Bilateral versus unilateral cochlear implants in children: a study of spoken language outcomes. Ear and Hearing, 35, 396409.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Stoel-Gammon, C., & Otomo, K. (1986). Babbling development of hearing-impaired and normally hearing subjects. Journal of Speech & Hearing Disorders, 51, 3341.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Szagun, G. (2001). Language acquisition in young German-speaking children with cochlear implants: individual differences and implications for conceptions of a ‘sensitive phase’. Audiology and Neuro-Otology, 6, 288–97.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Szagun, G., & Stumper, B. (2012). Age or experience? The influence of age at implantation, social and linguistic environment on language development in children with cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 55, 1640–54.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Tomblin, B., Barker, B., & Hubbs, S. (2007). Developmental constraints on language development in children with cochlear implants. International Journal of Audiology, 46, 512–23.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Ukoumunne, O. C., Wake, M., Carlin, J., Bavin, E. L., Lum, J., Skeat, J., … & Reilly, S. (2012). Profiles of language development in pre-school children: a longitudinal latent class analysis of data from the Early Language in Victoria Study. Child Care Health Development, 38, 341–9.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Välimaa, T., Kunnari, S., Laukkanen-Nevala, P., Lonka, E., & The National Clinical Research Team (2018). Early vocabulary development in children with bilateral cochlear implants, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53, 315.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Volterra, V., Iverson, J. M., & Castrataro, M. (2006). The development of gesture in hearing and deaf children, In Schick, B., Marschark, M., & Spencer, P. E. (Eds.), Advances in the sign language development of children (pp. 4670) New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
von Hapsburg, D., & Davis, B. L. (2006). Auditory sensitivity and the prelinguistic vocalizations of early-amplified infants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 49, 809–22.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Walker, D., & Carta, J. J. (2010). The communication IGDI: early communication indicator. In Carta, J., Greenwood, C., Walker, D., & Buzhardt, J. (Eds.), Using IGDIs: monitoring progress and improving intervention results for infants and young children (pp. 3956). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.Google Scholar
Werker, J., & Tees, R. (1984). Cross-language speech perception: evidence for perceptual reorganization during the first year of life. Infant Behavior and Development, 25, 21133.Google Scholar
Werker, J. F., & Yeung, H. H. (2005). Infant speech perception bootstraps word learning. Trends in Cognitive Science, 9, 519–27.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Wu, Z., & Gros-Louis, J. (2014). Infants’ prelinguistic communicative acts and maternal responses: relations to linguistic development. First Language, 34, 7290.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
1
Cited by

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Modelling the early expressive communicative trajectories of infants/toddlers with early cochlear implants
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Modelling the early expressive communicative trajectories of infants/toddlers with early cochlear implants
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Modelling the early expressive communicative trajectories of infants/toddlers with early cochlear implants
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response

Please enter your response.

Your details

Please enter a valid email address.

Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *