The Ecological Transition to Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Experiences of Parents Whose Children Use Cochlear ImplantsBy Neuss, Deirdre; Volta Review, Vol. 106, No. 2, pp. 195-222
Publication Date: Fall 2006
Study conducted by a researcher at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Canada to evaluate the experiences of parents whose children use cochlear implants, as well as their perspectives prior to and following the transition to auditory-verbal therapy. Data was collected via a family information questionnaire, observations, individual interviews, and a discussion group. The personal attributes that parents identified as helpful to them as they made this transition are discussed, as is the importance of support from family and the cochlear implant center's professionals. The researchers found that funding from provincial ministries, access to technology, therapy, speaking role models, and inclusive environments helped to facilitate the transition to auditory-verbal therapy for children who used cochlear implants.
Published by: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Website:http://www.agbell.org)