Cochlear Implants and Education of the Deaf ChildBy Geers, Ann E., PhD; Hearing Review, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 18-21, 67
Publication Date: May 2003
Study designed to document the effects of various education and rehabilitation models on children who are deaf, and their ability to understand, produce, and read English while using a cochlear implant. The children who participated in the study were eight to nine years old, and had become deaf before age three. All participants had been implanted by age five, and had used an implant for four to seven years. Every participant came from an English-speaking environment. Testing took place two hours each day for three days. The outcome measures consisted of batteries of speech-perception tests, speech production, language/production of syntax, verbal reasoning, and basic reading. Specialized skills such as conversational fluency and working memory were evaluated as well. Quantitative results are displayed in table and graphical formats.
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