A psycho-social follow-up study of preschool children with cochlear implants

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title A psycho-social follow-up study of preschool children with cochlear implants
Author Preisler, Gunilla ; Tvingstedt, Anna-Lena ; Ahlström, Margareta
Date 2002
English abstract
The aim of the study was to explore patterns of communication between 22 children with cochlear implants (CI) and their parents, teachers and peers in natural interactions over a 2-year period. The children,between 2 and 5 years old when implanted, had used the implant between 1 and 3.5 years at the end of the study. Analyses of videorecorded interactions showed that meaningful oral communication was more easily obtained in the home setting than in the preschool setting.Patterns of communication between parent–child, content and complexity of dialogues, quality of peer interactions, communicative styles of adults, and the use of sign language in communication turned out to be important factors when explaining the result of the CI on the individual child’s development.The children with the best oral skills were also good signers.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Host/Issue Child: Care health and Development;5
Volume 28
Pages 403-418
Language eng (iso)
Subject deaf children
cochlear implants
communication
sign language
oral skills
Humanities/Social Sciences
Psychology
Education
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8837 Permalink to this page
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