The purpose of this study was to identify the priorities assigned to lexical items by staff members who work with hearing impaired children and to characterize those selections. Seventy-three staff members rated individual vocabulary items from two lists previously developed from staff working with hearing- impaired children to create a "priority-lexicon." The resulting lexicon was then compared to developmental data from two studies of children having no impairments to determine if a lexicon based on perceived need was consistent with patterns of normal language acquisition.
Moore, M. E., Morreau, L. E., & Johnston, J. R. (2019). A Priority Lexicon for Hearing-Impaired Children: Staff Perceptions. JADARA, 24(3). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol24/iss3/11