Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USAFulltext PDF
While there is a strong evidence base in the extant literature showing children with hearing loss need intervention in certain linguistic areas, there is limited empirical evidence exposing the actual teaching practices that facilitate efficient learning. As a result, children may not be reaching optimal spoken language outcomes. The principal purpose of this editorial is to present some recent and emerging features of intervention that may improve the spoken language performance of children with cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. In particular, the preliminary effects of using childperformance data to manage outcomes, dual language learning intervention, various components of vocabulary instruction and certain aspects of phonological awareness training are reviewed.
Cochlear implants; Hearing aids; Interventions
Douglas M. Finding Aspects of Effective Spoken Language Interventions for Children with Cochlear Implants and/or Hearing Aids: An Editorial of Emerging Works. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1099.