Journal article

Relationships between caregiver decisions about communication approach and language outcomes for children using cochlear implants

Kristina Tachtsis, Shani Dettman

DEAFNESS & EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

With regard to parents making communication approach decisions for their children with hearing loss, Crowe et al. (2014) suggested that key themes were: feasibility; sources of information; child characteristics; and, future opportunities. For children using cochlear implants (CI/s), the present study aimed to understand parental preferences regarding communication, the sources of information they used, and child language outcomes. Demographic and language data were available for 162 children using CI/s (mean age at CI 3.74 years; SD 3.83). Standard scores (SS) were reported for the PPVT-3/ PPVT-4. To enable inclusion of a more diverse group of children (including those with additional needs..

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