Christine Barton compares music and childhood to peanut butter and jelly… it’s hard to imagine one without the other! Every known culture embraces music, every known culture embraces language. They are quintessential human behaviors.
Spoken language surrounds the majority of children with hearing loss. However, it is not known how much music these children are exposed to. If the biggest predictor in successfully learning music is having it present in the child’s environment from an early age (Gordon, 2003), then this is a concern.
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Music, Spoken Language, and Children with Hearing Loss: Using Music to Develop Spoken Language