Phonological processing is a central concept in cognitive psychology which is used to refer to mechanisms involved in representing, accessing or manipulating information related to the sound structure of language. Phonological Processing Skills (PhPS) are thus a set of abilities that we use in many different contexts in everyday life. Due to their intimate connection to the sound structure of spoken language, there are many Deaf and Hard of Hearing children (DHH) who struggle to develop them. PhPS is further related to the acquisition and use of lexical items as well as to the building and organization of the mental lexicon, which is especially difficult for DHH children who experience periods of auditory deprivation or distortion.
Citation: Nakeva von Mentzer C, Lyxell B, Sahlén B, Dahlström O, Lindgren M, et al. (2014) The Phonics Approach in Swedish Children using Cochlear Implants or Hearing Aids: Inspecting Phonological Gain. Commun Disord Deaf Stud Hearing Aids 2:117. doi: 10.4172/2375-4427.1000117