Our Findings

As we present and/or publish research findings from the ELLA Study, we will post that information here. Most journals will allow us to post unformatted final versions of our accepted manuscripts for individuals who do not have paid access to the journals (the pdfs will have a link to the final, published version if you have access/prefer those). We will also post our conference presentations here. Our goal is to eventually have infographics of each of our papers and presentations that can be used to quickly inform stakeholders about important research findings. These will be linked at the end of the citations for which they are available.

Presentations and Publications from the ELLA Study:

Werfel, K. L. (2018). Morphosyntax production of preschool children with hearing loss: An evaluation of the Extended Optional Infinitive and Surface Accounts. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Online First, 1-12. doi:10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-17-0406 Infographic

Werfel, K. L. (2017). Emergent literacy skills in preschool children with hearing loss who use spoken language: Initial findings from the ELLA study. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 48, 249-259doi: 10.1044/2017_LSHSS-17-0023 Infographic

Werfel, K. L., & Douglas, M. (2017). Are we slipping them through the cracks? The insufficiency of norm-referenced assessments for identifying language weaknesses in children with hearing loss. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2(SIG 9), 43-53. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG9.43

Werfel, K. L., Lund, E., & Douglas, W. M. (2019, March). Norm-referenced language measures don’t always detect language weaknesses in children with hearing loss: What should we do? Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Douglass, L., Reynolds, G., & Werfel, K. L. (2018, November). Early language predictors of age six literacy in children with hearing loss. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Reynolds, G., & Werfel, K. L. (2018, November). Home literacy practices and emergent literacy skills in preschool children with hearing loss. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Reynolds, G., & Werfel, K. L. (2018, July). The relation of home literacy practices and emergent literacy skills in preschool children with hearing loss. Annual Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Brighton, UK.

Bassard, S., Squires, C., & Werfel, K. L. (2018, June). Above-average nonverbal intelligence as a protective factor in language acquisition for children with hearing loss. Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Reynolds, G., & Werfel, K. L. (2018, June). The importance of early morphosyntax on later literacy outcomes for children with hearing loss: Initial findingsAnnual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Metze, E., & Werfel, K. L. (2017, November). Development of rhyme and initial sound matching in preschool children with hearing loss. Poster presented at Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Werfel, K. L. (2017, July). Growth in emergent literacy skills of preschool children with and without hearing loss. Poster presented at Annual Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Werfel, K. L., Metze, E., Straley, S., & Todd, B. (2017, June). Growth in expressive language skills of preschool children with and without hearing loss. Poster presented at the Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Werfel, K. L., Straley, S., Hendricks, A. E., Pemberton, S., Pound, A., & Douglass, L. (2016, November). Initial findings from the Early Language and Language Acquisition in Children with Hearing Loss (ELLA) study. Oral session presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Pound, A., Straley, S., Pemberton, S., & Werfel, K. L. (2016, November). Grammatical morphology in conversational language samples of preschool children with and without hearing loss. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA

Werfel, K. L., Straley, S., Hendricks, A. E., & Pemberton, S. (2016, June). Early language and literacy acquisition of children with hearing lossPoster presented at the Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Publications that Inspired the ELLA Study:

Lund, E., & Douglas, W.M. (2016). Teaching vocabulary to preschool children with hearing loss. Exceptional Children, 83, 26-41. doi: 10.1177/0014402916651848 Infographic

Werfel, K., Douglas, W.M., & Ackal, L. (2016). Small-group phonological awareness training for prekindergarten children with hearing loss who wear cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. Deafness and Education International, 18, 134-140.doi: 10.1080/14643154.2016.1190117

Straley, S., Werfel, K. L.,& Hendricks, A. E. (2016). Spelling in written stories of school-age children with cochlear implants. Deafness and Education International, 18, 67-70. doi: 10.1080/14643154.2016.1143168

Werfel, K. L., & Hendricks, A. E.(2016). The relation between child versus parent report of chronic fatigue and language/literacy performance in school-age children with cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing, 37, 216-224. doi:1097/AUD.0000000000000242. Infographic

Werfel, K. L., Lund, E. A., & Schuele, C. M. (2015). Print knowledge of preschool children with hearing loss. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 36,107-111.doi: 10.1177/1525740114539002

Lund, E., Werfel, K. L.,& Schuele, C. M. (2015). Phonological awareness and vocabulary performance of monolingual and bilingual preschool children with hearing loss. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 31, 85-100.doi: 10.1177/0265659014531261

Werfel, K. L., & Schuele, C. M. (2014). Improving initial sound segmentation for children with hearing loss: A pilot investigation. Volta Review, 114, 113-134.

Hornsby, B. W. Y., Werfel, K. L., Camarata, S., & Bess, F. H. (2014). Subjective fatigue in children with hearing loss: Some preliminary findings. American Journal of Audiology, 23, 129-134.doi: 10.1044/1059-0889(2013/13-0017)

Freeman, M. C., & Werfel, K. L. (2014). Print-referencing behaviors of parents of children with hearing loss. Young Scientist, 4, 33-35.

Korrapati, A., Werfel, K. L., Barnett, Z. P., & Schuele, C. M. (2013). Visual attention to print in preschool children with and without hearing loss. Young Scientist, 3, 54-56.

Children

No-Cost Assessments

States

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 1224 Sumter St., Room 359

Telephone: (803) 777-5048

Email: WLL@mailbox.sc.edu

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

#ELLAStudy