Assessment package for language development in Japanese hearing-impaired children (ALADJIN) as a test battery for the development of practical communication

Kunihiro Fukushima, Norio Kasai, Kana Omori, Akiko Sugaya, Akie Fujiyoshi, Tomoko Taguchi, Takayuki Konishi, Syuuhei Sugishita, Wataru Takei, Hiroshi Fujino, Toshiyuki Ojima, Kazunori Nishizaki

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Abstract

Objectives: The measurement of language development in hearing-impaired children is an important step in assessing the appropriateness of an intervention. We proposed a set of language tests (the Assessment Package for Language Development in Japanese Hearing-Impaired Children [ALADJIN]) to evaluate the development of practical communication skills. This package consisted of communication skills (TQAID), comprehensive (PVT-R and SCTAW) and productive vocabulary (WFT), comprehensive and productive syntax (STA), and the STRAW. Methods: A total of 638 children with greater than 70-dB hearing impairment were subjected to this set of language tests. Additional tests, including the PARS, the RCPM, and parental questionnaires, were administered to assess the backgrounds of the children. Results: A trimodal distribution was observed among hearing-impaired children by the histogram-based analysis of each test. Conclusions: The ALADJIN is a useful Japanese-language evaluation kit for hearing-impaired children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume121
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Hearing impairment
  • Language development
  • Syntax
  • Vocabulary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Fukushima, K., Kasai, N., Omori, K., Sugaya, A., Fujiyoshi, A., Taguchi, T., Konishi, T., Sugishita, S., Takei, W., Fujino, H., Ojima, T., & Nishizaki, K. (2012). Assessment package for language development in Japanese hearing-impaired children (ALADJIN) as a test battery for the development of practical communication. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 121(4 SUPPL.), 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/000348941212100401