Dr Lengnen Jurmang Jikukka, Manwul Jan Damulak & Rinlop Maxwell Gudam
This study seeks to find effects of Synthetic Speech Therapy (SST) on expressive language of Students with Hard of Hearing (SWHH) in Jos North Local Government Area. The specific objectives are to determine the level of speaking ability, and degree of writing skill of SWHH after treatment; using true experimental research design (Pretest-Posttest, Control Group Design). The population is thirty-eight (38) SWHH. The sample size is sixteen (16) SWHH. Expressive Language Scale (ELS) is the instrument used to obtain data in this research. Research questions were answered using mean scores, frequencies, and percentages. To test hypotheses one and two, Analysis of Covariance was utilized. The results revealed that SST changed the speaking ability and writing skill of SWHH to high levels. This study recommended that Curriculum for both primary and junior secondary schools should be restructured to meet the expressive language needs of pupils and SWHH.