Profiling morpho-syntactical development of cochlear implanted children with TR-LARSP

Yaşar Ö., Topbas S.

CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, vol.32, no.3, pp.181-192, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02699206.2017.1334231
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-192
  • Keywords: Cochlear implant, hearing impairment, language, morpho-syntactical development, TR-LARSP, LANGUAGE-DEVELOPMENT, HEARING, AGE, INFANTS, SPEECH, SKILLS, DEAF
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This research aims to describe the grammatical development of Turkish-speaking children with cochlear implants (CI) using the Turkish adaptation of the Language Assessment and Remediation Profile (LARSP). The study was conducted on a total of 15 children with CIs aged 43-87months with 22-45months of hearing age. A total of 750 utterances were elicited from the CI group's recorded speech samples and analysed using the methodology of Turkish-Language Assessment and Remediation Profile (TR-LARSP). A cross-sectional descriptive model is used in the study. The results show that there is a significant difference in the acquisition of grammatical structures in children with CIs as compared to typically developing (TD) age-matched children in Turkish. In conclusion, this study suggests that after the implantation of these children, the speech therapist should consider the acquisition time of morpho-syntactical structures before making a language-based therapy plan.