ERIC Number: EJ497567
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Issues in the Use of Cochlear Implants with Prelingually Deaf Children.
Vernon, McCay; Alles, Catherine D.
American Annals of the Deaf, v139 n5 p485-92 Dec 1994
This paper raises concerns about use of cochlear implants with prelingually deaf children. It presents evidence questioning whether implants actually assist such children to acquire English as a Second Language and finds minimal differences in hearing improvements achieved with implants compared to conventional aids. Use of critical stage theory as justification for early implantation is critiqued. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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