Literature Review: Problem-solving skills are important to reasoning through everyday situations, and underlie social competence and academic achievement. Cognitive skills such as theory of mind and executive function contribute to problem-solving ability. Children who are deaf or hard of hearing often present with delays in these areas. Data Analysis: Data for 10 students who are deaf or hard of hearing who were administered the Test of Problem Solving – Elementary, Third Edition is analyzed. Results: Problem-solving abilities of students who are deaf or hard of hearing tend to fall on the lower end of the average range, where the average range is standardized by the typical population.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Problem solving -- Study and teaching (Early childhood); Deaf children
Laurent, Angelina T.G., "An analysis of the problem solving skills of children who are deaf or hard of hearing" (2014). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 691. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.