Factors Associated With Reading Development in Children With Cochlear Implants These are promising times for parents of children with severe-profound hearing loss. Multi-channel cochlear implants provide critical information regarding an auditory-speech system, previously unavailable to children with profound deafness (ASHA, 2003). The advent of cochlear implant technology has dramatically affected their educational and communication options. The number of children ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2007
Factors Associated With Reading Development in Children With Cochlear Implants
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  • Ann E. Geers
    Dallas Cochlear Implant Program Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
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Article   |   September 01, 2007
Factors Associated With Reading Development in Children With Cochlear Implants
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, September 2007, Vol. 17, 17-20. doi:10.1044/hhdc17.2.17
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, September 2007, Vol. 17, 17-20. doi:10.1044/hhdc17.2.17
These are promising times for parents of children with severe-profound hearing loss. Multi-channel cochlear implants provide critical information regarding an auditory-speech system, previously unavailable to children with profound deafness (ASHA, 2003). The advent of cochlear implant technology has dramatically affected their educational and communication options. The number of children educationally mainstreamed with hearing age-mates appears to increase with each year of cochlear implant use (Geers & Brenner, 2003). However, the extent to which improved auditory access has affected the academic achievement of children with hearing loss, particularly in the development of reading comprehension, is still under investigation.
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