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Temas em Psicologia

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BATTAGLINI, Marina Pavão; BEVILACQUA, Maria Cecília  and  SOUZA, Deisy das Graças de. Performance of selection and naming in children with hearing loss and cochlear implants. Temas psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.1, pp. 189-202. ISSN 1413-389X.

The aim of this work was to verify if figure naming would occur after conditional relation teaching between dictated word and figure in four children with prelingual hearing loss who received cochlear implant. The tasks were conducted with a microcomputer that showed matching to sample attempts and the teaching procedure was based on exclusion performance, which is supposed to be one of the routes adopted by children to establish novel relationships between naming-object. All participants learned the relationships between word and figure dictated, but the uttered vocalizations did not accurately match the word dictated, thus demonstrating the functional independence between listening and speaking. The bigrams analysis of vocalizations shows that errors occur more frequently in the initial and intermediate portions of the word than at the end, suggesting that the contingencies involved in picture naming still remain to be better explored.

Keywords : Stimulus control; Verbal behavior; Hearing impairement.

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