Language outcomes for children with cochlear implants enrolled in different communication programs.
Ennur Yanbay, Louise Hickson, Nerina Scarinci, Gabriella Constantinescu, Shani J Dettman
Cochlear Implants International | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to (a) compare language outcomes in pediatric cochlear implant users enrolled in three different communication programs: sign and spoken language, auditory-oral, and auditory-verbal therapy, and (b) examine factors influencing language outcomes. METHODS: Post-implant standard scores on language assessments of receptive vocabulary, auditory comprehension, and expressive communication were collected from files of 42 children with prelingual hearing loss who were implanted by 3;6 years of age. Early intervention history, device details, and demographic information were obtained for each child. Family involvement was evaluated using a rating scale. RESULTS..View full abstract