JHS 2011; 1(3): EA54-56
The article described the case of a child with an profound prelingual hearing loss considering etiology, pathomechanism of speech disorders and results of the diagnosis. Linguistic skills and communication skills were taken into consideration in the detailed analysis and assessment child. Besides, observations and family interviews the were implementation the following research methods to evaluate levels of psychomotor development, hearing perception, motor skills of the speech apparatus, pronunciation, the child's mental lexicon, narrative skills, reading and writing skills. Thanks to the case- study we could create the dynamical picture of the hearing-impaired child speech development, acquirement of linguistics and communicative abilities by the child, define the results of earlier therapeutic process and determine next stages of this.
Keywords: hearing impairment, communication skills, linguistic skills