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
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..View full abstract
This research was supported by HEARing CRC.