Virtual intervention to improve storytelling ability among deaf and hard-of-hearing children

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children reveal considerable difficulty in producing an organised and complete narrative. The current study conducted a three-month intervention to improve D/HH children's storytelling ability through training in arranging episodes of temporal scripts, and telling the stories they created. We examined 65 D/HH children aged four-seven years who were divided into two groups: virtual reality (VR) technological intervention and pictorial intervention. Participants completed pretest and posttest measures and demonstrated significant improvement in storytelling achievements following intervention; in the VR group, the improvement was much more significant. In addition, participants at an early age at onset of treatment correlated with children's better achievements in storytelling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-386
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Special Needs Education
Issue number3
Early online date25 Apr 2014
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • deaf
  • hard-of-hearing
  • language
  • sequential
  • storytelling
  • virtual reality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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