A pilot study of telepractice delivery for teaching listening and spoken language to children with hearing loss

Constantinescu, Gabriella, Waite, Monique, Dornan, Dimity, Rushbrooke, Emma, Brown, Jackie, McGovern, Jane, Ryan, Michelle and Hill, Anne (2014) A pilot study of telepractice delivery for teaching listening and spoken language to children with hearing loss. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20 3: 135-140. doi:10.1177/1357633X14528443


Author Constantinescu, Gabriella
Waite, Monique
Dornan, Dimity
Rushbrooke, Emma
Brown, Jackie
McGovern, Jane
Ryan, Michelle
Hill, Anne
Title A pilot study of telepractice delivery for teaching listening and spoken language to children with hearing loss
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1758-1109
1357-633X
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1357633X14528443
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 135
End page 140
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 2718 Health Informatics
Abstract Telemedicine ("telepractice") allows improved access to specialised early intervention services such as Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) for children with hearing loss. We investigated the effectiveness of a tele-AVT programme (eAVT) in the spoken language development of a group of young children with hearing loss. In a retrospective study we compared the language outcomes of children with bilateral hearing loss receiving eAVT with a control group who received therapy In Person. Seven children in each group (mean age 2.4 years) were matched on pre-amplification hearing level for the better hearing ear, age at optimal amplification and enrolment in the AVT programme. The eAVT sessions were conducted via Skype. Results on the Preschool Language Scale-4 were compared at 2 years post optimal amplification. There were no significant differences in language scores between the two groups. Language scores for the children in the eAVT group were within the normal range for children with normal hearing. The results suggest that early intervention AVT via telepractice may be as effective as delivery In Person for children with hearing loss.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Health Care Sciences & Services
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES & SERVICES
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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