Assessing children with profound hearing loss and severe language delay

getting a broader picture

Maria D. Remine*, P. Margaret Brown, Robert S. C. Cowan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Six children with profound hearing loss and severe language delay participated in this pilot study. Four of the children used a Nucleus multi-channel cochlear implant only, while two wore binaural hearing aids. All the children had been diagnosed at an early age, fitted with a sensory device soon after, had considerable device experience and had attended an auditory oral early intervention setting. All the children were identified as having slower-than-expected development of spoken language. The study identified a number of potentially contributory factors including: inconsistency of device use and low levels of functioning on conversational attentiveness, speech perception, speech intelligibility, pragmatics, social competence, behaviour and temperament.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalCochlear implants international
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Factors contributing to language acquisition
  • Language delay

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