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ERIC Number: EJ848402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0042-8639
A Tool for Assessing Functional Use of Audition in Children: Results in Children with the MED-EL COMBI 40+ Cochlear Implant System
Franz, Darla C.; Caleffe-Schenck, Nancy; Kirk, Karen Iler
Volta Review, v104 n3 p175-196 2004
An instrument for measuring and tracking changes in auditory skill development over time was developed for use with a group of children with profound deafness who received a MED-EL COMBI 40+ cochlear implant. The aim of this paper is to describe the use of this instrument, the "Checklist of Auditory Communication Skills", and to present results obtained both pre- and post-operatively on a population of children who participated in the MED-EL COMBI 40+ Cochlear Implant System Clinical Trial in the United States. The "Checklist of Auditory Communication Skills" is intended to provide a means for rehabilitative professionals to track progress on a variety of auditory therapy targets arranged in hierarchical fashion. These behaviors range from the most basic detection skills through advanced auditory processing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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