Breaking Sound Barriers: Cultivating Expressive Language in Children with Hearing Impairment Through a Computer-Based Intervention Program

Emad M. Alghazo, Sumaya Daoud, Jamal Hassan Abu-Attiyeh


The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a linguistic educational program in improving expressive language skills among individuals with mild hearing impairment in the UAE. To achieve this goal, the researchers designed a computer-based program that targeted expressive language abilities in children with language disorders. The study recruited 30 children who were randomly assigned to either an experimental group, who received the computer-based program, or a control group, who underwent traditional training methods at centers. After conducting an analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), the data showed that the experimental group exhibited noteworthy enhancements in expressive language skills compared to the control group. Moreover, the statistical analysis unveiled that the academic level (grade) had a significant influence on the results, with the third level demonstrating the most substantial progress. However, gender did not appear to have any impact on the findings. Ultimately, the results were thoroughly reviewed and deliberated, culminating in the formulation of a set of recommendations.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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