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ERIC Number: EJ784757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Parents' Views on Changing Communication after Cochlear Implantation
Watson, Linda M.; Hardie, Tim; Archbold, Sue M.; Wheeler, Alexandra
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v13 n1 p104-116 Win 2008
We sent questionnaires to families of all 288 children who had received cochlear implants at one center in the United Kingdom at least 5 years previously. Thus, it was a large, unselected group. We received 142 replies and 119 indicated that the child and family had changed their communication approach following cochlear implantation. In 113 cases the change was toward spoken language and in 6 cases the change was toward signed communication. Parents were asked to respond to statements about communication with their deaf child, and their responses indicated that parents wanted the most effective means of communication and one that their child would find most useful in the future. Findings that emerged from parents' comments indicated that the change toward greater use of spoken language was child-led and driven by increased audition. Parents also valued the contribution of signed communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom