First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Jessica O'ConnellFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Dr. Clotilde Dudley-Smith

College

College of Health Professions

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-20-2018 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-20-2018 3:00 PM

Abstract

The presence of hearing loss can cause severe detriments to a child's ability to develop efficient communication skills, which can affect the ability to adopt normal social and educational skills. However, it has been suggested that intervening at a young age can diminish these delays. Several research studies have been conducted to discuss the validity of whether early intervention (EI) yields positive results on communication skills in children who have some degree of hearing loss. The participants, who were utilized in the conducted research, were all placed into intervention programs of different degrees in early stages of their lives. The specific way in which this research was conducted was to look at the effects of not only how early the intervention programs began but also the time in which it was discovered that the child had a degree of hearing loss. Communication abilities were assessed over periods of times to examine improvements and these results were compared to others who had no hearing loss to see if the development was on target with specific ages. Both intervention methods in a group setting as well as individual sessions have been deemed effective. The data concluded through different research studies can be examined to evaluate the efficiency of these intervention programs, and an individual's improvements in regards to expressive and/or receptive language abilities.

College and Major available

Health Science, Speech Language Pathology

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Is Early Intervention an Effective Method for Preventing Language Deficits in Children with Hearing Loss?

University Commons

The presence of hearing loss can cause severe detriments to a child's ability to develop efficient communication skills, which can affect the ability to adopt normal social and educational skills. However, it has been suggested that intervening at a young age can diminish these delays. Several research studies have been conducted to discuss the validity of whether early intervention (EI) yields positive results on communication skills in children who have some degree of hearing loss. The participants, who were utilized in the conducted research, were all placed into intervention programs of different degrees in early stages of their lives. The specific way in which this research was conducted was to look at the effects of not only how early the intervention programs began but also the time in which it was discovered that the child had a degree of hearing loss. Communication abilities were assessed over periods of times to examine improvements and these results were compared to others who had no hearing loss to see if the development was on target with specific ages. Both intervention methods in a group setting as well as individual sessions have been deemed effective. The data concluded through different research studies can be examined to evaluate the efficiency of these intervention programs, and an individual's improvements in regards to expressive and/or receptive language abilities.

 

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