Interviews With Deaf Children About Their Experiences Using Cochlear Implants

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Interviews With Deaf Children About Their Experiences Using Cochlear Implants
Author(s) Preisler, Gunilla ; Tvingstedt, Anna-Lena ; Ahlström, Margareta
Date 2005
English abstract
Within the framework of a longitudinal study of deaf children with cochlear implants, 11 children with implants were interviewed. The objective was to shed light on what it is like for a child to use a cochlear implant, based on these children's own experience with implants, which ranged from 5.0 to 7.5 years. Six of the children were in schools for the deaf, five in regular classes. All but one used an implant daily. The children appreciated that an implant enabled them to perceive sounds in the environment. Some of the children in regular classes could take part in one-to-one conversations with teachers but had difficulty following teaching and discussions. This observation was consistent with what the children's parents and teachers had maintained. Peer interaction was said to be best when other children had the use of at least some signs.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/aad.2005.0034 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Gallaudet University Press
Host/Issue American Annals of the Deaf;3
Volume 150
ISSN 0002-726X
Pages 260-267
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Cochlear implants
Deaf children
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8778 Permalink to this page

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