Corina Goodwin, Emily Carrigan, Kristin Walker, and Marie Coppola’s paper “Language not auditory experience is related to parent-reported executive functioning in preschool-aged deaf and hard-of-hearing children” was published in the Journal of Child Development.
This study used the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) as a parent-reported measure of preschool-aged children’s executive function, and investigated the role of language and auditory experience within this measure.
The results showed no difference between children exposed to language at birth, whether that language was spoken or signed. But children who had delayed exposure to language, whether spoken or signed, did tend to have more trouble with executive functioning.
Click the link below to read the paper and find out more about the results!