The Colorado Journey Towards Optimal Outcomes for Children With Hearing Loss It is possible for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to attain language development comparable to their hearing peers, but these outcomes are not guaranteed. The population of children with hearing loss is a diverse population and although the variable of the age of identification is less variable, ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2010
The Colorado Journey Towards Optimal Outcomes for Children With Hearing Loss
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  • Christine Yoshinaga-Itano
    Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
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Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2010
The Colorado Journey Towards Optimal Outcomes for Children With Hearing Loss
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2010, Vol. 20, 3-11. doi:10.1044/hhdc20.1.3
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2010, Vol. 20, 3-11. doi:10.1044/hhdc20.1.3
Abstract

It is possible for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to attain language development comparable to their hearing peers, but these outcomes are not guaranteed. The population of children with hearing loss is a diverse population and although the variable of the age of identification is less variable, there are numerous variables that could potentially and have historically impacted language outcomes of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Variables such as hearing loss, maternal level of education, and maternal bonding can overcome the benefits of earlier identification and intervention.

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