Audition and visual attention: the developmental trajectory in deaf and hearing populations.

L. B. Smith, Alexandra Quittner, M. J. Osberger, R. Miyamoto

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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 - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Smith, L. B., Quittner, A., Osberger, M. J., & Miyamoto, R. (1998). Audition and visual attention: the developmental trajectory in deaf and hearing populations. Developmental Psychology, 34(5), 840-850.

Audition and visual attention : the developmental trajectory in deaf and hearing populations. / Smith, L. B.; Quittner, Alexandra; Osberger, M. J.; Miyamoto, R.

In: Developmental Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 5, 01.01.1998, p. 840-850.

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Smith, LB, Quittner, A, Osberger, MJ & Miyamoto, R 1998, 'Audition and visual attention: the developmental trajectory in deaf and hearing populations.', Developmental Psychology, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 840-850.
Smith, L. B. ; Quittner, Alexandra ; Osberger, M. J. ; Miyamoto, R. / 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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