Journal article

Positive Parenting Behaviors: Impact on the Early Vocabulary of Infants/Toddlers With Cochlear Implants

Edith L Bavin, Julia Sarant, Luke Prendergast, Peter Busby, Greg Leigh, Candida Peterson

JOURNAL OF SPEECH LANGUAGE AND HEARING RESEARCH | AMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Purpose To extend our knowledge about factors influencing early vocabulary development for infants with cochlear implants (CIs), we investigated the impact of positive parenting behaviors (PPBs) from the Indicator of Parent Child Interaction, used in parent-child interactions during everyday activities. Method Implantation age for the sample recruited from CI clinics in Australia ranged from 6 to 10 months for 22 children and from 11 to 21 months for 11 children. Three observation sessions at three monthly intervals were coded for use of PPBs. Children's productive vocabulary, based on the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories parent checklist, was collected approximately 6 a..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the research was provided by the Australian Research Council (Grant LP110100070, awarded to Edith L. Bavin, Julia Sarant, Candida Peterson, Peter Busby, & Greg Leigh). We acknowledge assistance from the Cochlear Implant Clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne; the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre; the Royal Children's Hospital and the Mater Hospital in Brisbane; and the AdelaideWomen's and Children's Hospital. Our sincere thanks to the families who participated and our assistants in each state: Madeline Armstrong, Elena Badcock, Elizabeth Button, and Jessica Riley. We also thank Shannon Bennetts from the Parenting Research Centre, East Melbourne, for training the assistants in administering the Indicator of Parent Child Interaction and Kathleen Baggett for assistance in the scoring process.