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Children aged 8-10 needed for research study

22 October, 2020 Ann Porter Parents

The University of Melbourne
Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Complex language development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH)

We would like to invite you and your child to participate in our project investigating the development of complex language in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This project will look at children’s development of complex grammar that is required for literacy and academic success. The aims of this study are to better understand how children who are DHH develop complex language structures and which ones are more difficult for them to learn. This can help us learn what types of intervention may be most effective in helping children who are DHH develop complex language structures.

Who can participate?
Any child in Australia who has a bilateral hearing loss, communicates orally and is aged 8 to 10 years is invited to participate.

The investigators are Associate Professor Tricia Eadie, Sharon Klieve, Associate Professor Suze Leitão and Professor Lorraine Graham from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

For more information:

If you are interested in your child participating in the study, please contact Sharon Klieve on 0432932558 or via email at sklieve@student.unimelb.edu.au to get more detailed information.

Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the University of Melbourne has approved this study (Ethics ID: 2056357)