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Children with developmental disabilities as candidates for cochlear implantation

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dc.contributor.advisor Whitelaw, Gail
dc.creator MacMeekin Ryan, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-01T15:19:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-01T15:19:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/52860
dc.description.abstract In recent years, the number of children with multiple disabilities and severe to profound hearing loss are receiving cochlear implants at an increasing rate (Kim et al. 2008). Preliminary research has established anecdotal data and small outcome case studies for this population. Although the literature has yet to evolve into conclusive findings and no standards of care for the candidacy of children with additional disabilities currently exist, the gains in clinical experience and professionals‟ confidence have led to more implant centers across the country beginning to consider and pursue this type of intervention for children with multiple disabilities. Interdisciplinary teams are an effective way to deliver services to the child and their family. These teams benefit professionals by helping them familiarize with child development and expertise of other team members in an effort to identify potential risk factors in their patients. These identifications can lead to appropriate and timely referrals to other health care providers. This Capstone advocates that with the right research and interdisciplinary teamwork, children with multiple disabilities can be appropriate candidates for cochlear implants. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ohio State University. Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ohio State University. Department of Speech and Hearing Science. Doctor of Audiology Capstone Projects. 2012 en_US
dc.title Children with developmental disabilities as candidates for cochlear implantation en_US
dc.type Other en_US