Educational assessment and management of children with multichannel cochlear implants
AuthorNienhuys, T. G.; Musgrave, G. N.; Busby, P. A.; Blamey, P. J.; Nott, P.; Tong, Y. C.; Dowell, R. C.; Brown, L. F.; Clark, Graeme M.
Source TitleAnnals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
University of Melbourne Author/sClark, Graeme; Dowell, Richard; Blamey, Peter; Busby, Peter; NOTT, PAULINE
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsNienhuys, T. G., Musgrave, G. N., Busby, P. A., Blamey, P. J., Nott, P., Tong, Y. C., et al. (1987). Educational assessment and management of children with multichannel cochlear implants. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, January-February, 96(1, part 2, suppl.128), 80-82.
Access StatusOpen Access
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This paper describes the assessment and training program to evaluate speech, language, and communication skills of profoundly deaf children during and after training. Two sensory aids/prostheses are used: hearing aids and the Nucleus multichannel cochlear implant. Using a single-subject time-series experimental design, children's speech, language, and communication skills are assessed. For speech skills, assessment includes formal tests of articulation and intelligibility, syllable stress and process analyses, analyses of suprasegmental features, and voice quality. For general communication abilities, conversational skills with different speakers, story production skills, comprehension and expression of procedural information, discourse skills, and a measure of conversational interaction skills (pragmatics) are analyzed at regular intervals. Regular observations also sample the subjects' mode and frequency of interactions with individuals and groups in the school and home setting. Normative tests and formal analyses of language samples are also used to assess the overall language age of the child, vocabulary size, and kinds of expressive and receptive, syntactic, and semantic ability.
Keywordsotology; cochlear implants in children; deafness
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