Journal article

Early intervention intensity and language outcomes for children using cochlear implants

Cindy Chu, Shani Dettman, Dawn Choo

DEAFNESS & EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Measurement of optimum treatment efficacy to address language delays in children using cochlear implants is difficult, but important, to promote evidence-based treatments and reduce treatment inequities. This exploratory retrospective study investigated associations between; frequency of early intervention (weekly, fortnightly, monthly); total dose (calculated in hours over a year); and child involvement in family activities on language outcomes for 42 pediatric cochlear implant recipients enrolled in aural/oral programs. Parents who attended the Cochlear Implant Clinic completed the Family and Educational Characteristics Questionnaires (FamEd-Q) at each post-operative review, and their chil..

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