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dc.contributor.authorBuchanan-Worster, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorHulme, Charles
dc.contributor.authorDennan, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorMacSweeney, Mairéad
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-01T09:39:27Z
dc.date.available2021-06-01T09:39:27Z
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.date.submitted2020-10-01
dc.identifier.issn1363-755X
dc.identifier.otherdesc13124
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/323247
dc.description.abstractVisual information conveyed by a speaking face aids speech perception. In addition, children's ability to comprehend visual-only speech (speechreading ability) is related to phonological awareness and reading skills in both deaf and hearing children. We tested whether training speechreading would improve speechreading, phoneme blending, and reading ability in hearing children. Ninety-two hearing 4- to 5-year-old children were randomised into two groups: business-as-usual controls, and an intervention group, who completed three weeks of computerised speechreading training. The intervention group showed greater improvements in speechreading than the control group at post-test both immediately after training and 3 months later. This was the case for both trained and untrained words. There were no group effects on the phonological awareness or single-word reading tasks, although those with the lowest phoneme blending scores did show greater improvements in blending as a result of training. The improvement in speechreading in hearing children following brief training is encouraging. The results are also important in suggesting a hypothesis for future investigation: that a focus on visual speech information may contribute to phonological skills, not only in deaf children but also in hearing children who are at risk of reading difficulties. A video abstract of this article can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBdpliGkbkY.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectPAPER
dc.subjectPAPERS
dc.subjecthearing
dc.subjectphonological awareness
dc.subjectreading
dc.subjectspeechreading
dc.subjecttraining
dc.titleSpeechreading in hearing children can be improved by training.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-06-01T09:39:27Z
prism.publicationNameDev Sci
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.70701
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-05-06
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/desc.13124
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidBuchanan-Worster, Elizabeth [0000-0003-4630-5945]
dc.contributor.orcidHulme, Charles [0000-0001-9499-5958]
dc.contributor.orcidMacSweeney, Mairéad [0000-0002-2315-3507]
dc.identifier.eissn1467-7687
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (100229/Z/12/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (1474670)
cam.issuedOnline2021-06


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