Is auditory-verbal therapy effective for children with hearing loss?

Dornan, D, Hickson, L, Murdoch, B, Houston, T and Constantinescu, G (2010) Is auditory-verbal therapy effective for children with hearing loss?. Volta Review, 110 3: 361-387.

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Author Dornan, D
Hickson, L
Murdoch, B
Houston, T
Constantinescu, G
Title Is auditory-verbal therapy effective for children with hearing loss?
Journal name Volta Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-8639
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 110
Issue 3
Start page 361
End page 387
Total pages 27
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract A longitudinal study reported positive speech and language outcomes for 29 children with hearing loss in an auditory-verbal therapy program (AVT group) (aged 2 to 6 years at start; mean PTA 79.39 dB HL) compared with a matched control group with typical hearing (TH group) at 9, 21, and 38 months after the start of the study. The current study investigates outcomes over 50 months for 19 of the original pairs of children matched for language age, receptive vocabulary, gender, and socioeconomic status. An assessment battery was used to measure speech and language over 50 months, and reading, mathematics, and self-esteem over the final 12 months of the study. Results showed no significant differences between the groups for speech, language, and self-esteem (p > 0.05). Reading and mathematics scores were comparable between the groups, although too few for statistical analysis. Auditory-verbal therapy has proved to be effective for this population of children with hearing loss.
Keyword Hard-of-hearing
Cochlear implants
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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