What is it about?

Responsive and dynamic behaviors that fathers exhibit during play could be important for at-risk executive function outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) children. Paternal sensitivity, respect for child autonomy, and engagement during play were either associated with executive functioning skills for both typically hearing children and DHH children, or DHH children alone.

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Why is it important?

Continued unexplained variability in spoken-language and executive function outcomes persist for DHH children. Fathers are foundational components to family systems when present and represent a potential influential contributor to pediatric hearing loss outcomes.

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This page is a summary of: Associations Between Paternal Play and Executive Function in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, August 2022, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2022_jslhr-21-00661.
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