Maternal sensitivity predicts language gain in preschool children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Journal Article uri icon



  • The link between maternal sensitivity and child language gain was assessed in a prospective study of hearing mothers and their deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children. Maternal sensitivity in dyadic interaction was assessed when children were approximately 2 years old, and expressive language gain was assessed at 2 to 3 years using the Minnesota Child Development Inventory. Sensitivity made significant, positive, and unique predictions of expressive language gain when the effects of maternal education, degree of child hearing loss, dyadic mode of communication, and time between assessments were controlled. Findings indicate the value of affective measures of interaction in predicting language gain.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • September 9, 2013 1:26 AM

Full Author List

  • Pressman L; Pipp-Siegel S; Yoshinaga-Itano C; Deas A

author count

  • 4

citation count

  • 18

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1081-4159

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-7325

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 294

end page

  • 304


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  • 4