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Early intervention helps kids develop vocabulary and speech skills better than their typical hearing peers.
Based on data from 696 Australian and New Zealand children, a study has found that 83 percent of deaf preschool children had better or average vocabulary skills compared with typical hearing children. Almost 78 percent had better or average language skills and 73 per cent had speech in the normal range or better.
The study was conducted by the Shepherd Centre, an Australian foundation dedicated to helping deaf children.
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