Audition and visual attention

the developmental trajectory in deaf and hearing populations.

L. B. Smith, A. L. Quittner, M. J. Osberger, Richard Miyamoto

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Abstract

This study examined the development of visual attention in 5- to 13-year-olds who differed in their access to sound. Hearing children, deaf children with cochlear implants, and deaf children without implants participated in a task in which they were to respond to some visual signals and not others. The results of Experiment I indicated that the timing of developmental changes in visual selective attention was similar for all 3 groups, occurring around 8 years. The magnitude of age-related change differed among groups; hearing children and older deaf children using a cochlear implant reached higher levels of performance with age than did deaf children without enhanced access to sound. The results of Experiment 2 suggest that the developmental differences between deaf children with and without cochlear implants begin prior to 8 years and may be related to their use of environmental sounds to organize visual attention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-850
Number of pages11
JournalDevelopmental Psychology
Volume34
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998

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In: Developmental Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 5, 1998, p. 840-850.

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Smith, L. B. ; Quittner, A. L. ; Osberger, M. J. ; Miyamoto, Richard. / Audition and visual attention : the developmental trajectory in deaf and hearing populations. In: Developmental Psychology. 1998 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 840-850.
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