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Evaluating Listening Skills and Speech Production Skills after Cochlear Implantation

Books

Cole, Elizabeth B & Flexer, Carol
Children with hearing loss: developing listening and talking: birth to six (2nd ed)
Plural, 2011
ISBN 9781597563796
An accessible guide for parents/carers and professionals to hearing loss issues and spoken language skills of children who are deaf.

Datta, Gill & Harbor, Diana
Cochlear implants for deaf babies and toddlers: a sound start
Ear Foundation, 2006
This book gives advice to parents in the early stages after a cochlear implant operation and shares the experiences of other families. It guides them through the practicalities of getting their child to use the implant and develop their listening and communication skills.

Datta, Gill & Harbor, Diana
Cochlear implants for young children: Moving on - Book two: Listening and language
Ear Foundation, 2007
This book gives information and ideas to help develop listening and spoken language at home and in education. It aims to prepare families and professionals for children starting early years education with a cochlear implant.

Datta, Gill & Harrigan, Suzanne
Cochlear implants for young deaf children: Setting off with words
Ear Foundation, 2006
This book gives advice to parents and carers of babies and toddlers who have recently received a cochlear implant. It guides them through the practicalities of getting their child to use the implant and develop their listening and communication skills.

Denworth, Lydia
I can hear you whisper: an intimate journey through the science of sound and language
Plume, 2014
ISBN 9780142181867
Follows a mother and her son as they discover his deafness and their journey to achieve communication.

Flexer, Carol
Facilitating hearing and listening in young children
Singular, 1994
ISBN 1879105934
Introductory text on hearing problems in children.

Milani, Amy
Raising kids with cochlear implants: personal narratives from a family's journey
Amy Milani, 2014
ISBN 9780991403202
A mother's story of bringing up two children with cochlear implants.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Assessing and monitoring the progress of deaf children and young people: Communication, language and listening
NDCS, 2012
ISBN 9781907814655
An overview of the main language assessments in use for children who are deaf.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Cochlear implants: a guide for families (rev ed)
NDCS, 2010
ISBN 9781907814044
A guide to cochlear implants for families. (Website registration required)
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/family_support/audiology/cochlear_implants/cochlear_implants.rma
National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Quality standards for the use of personal FM systems: promoting easier listening for deaf children
NDCS, 2008
The UK Children's FM working group set out their quality standards for the use of FM systems (also known as radio aids) with deaf children in the UK. Includes a CD-ROM with good practice guidelines to complement the standards.

Tait, Margaret & White, Alison
Chatting and singing with young deaf children: practical ideas and activities put into practice
Ear Foundation, 2006
Ideas for exploiting opportunities to improve the vocabulary of young deaf children who are beginning to learn vocabulary (eg after a cochlear implant)

Williams, Diana
Early listening skills
Winslow, 1995
ISBN 0863881424

Articles

One mother's diary
Action on Hearing Loss Magazine
Apr/May 2013, p26-28
A mother describes how her son came to the decision he'd like a cochlear implant. Full version available on PDDCS website.
http://www.pddcs.co.uk/

Anderson, Ilona ... [et al]
Validation of the Common Objects Token (COT) test for children with cochlear implants
Deafness and Education International
2005, Vol 7 (3), p154-170
Established complex listening skills tests are unsuitable for younger children fitted with cochlear implants. The Common Objects Token test has been developed to fulfil that function.

Bakar, Zaharah Abu; Brown, P Margaret; Remine, Maria D
Sensitivity in interactions between hearing mothers and their toddlers with hearing loss: the effect of cochlear implantation
Deafness and Education International
March 2010, Vol 12 (1), p2-15
Looks at the parents' involvement in providing good communication input for their deaf child who accesses spoken language through hearing aids or a cochlear implant.

Bass-Ringdahl, Sandie M
Relationship of audibility and the development of canonical babbling in young children with hearing impairment
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Summer 2010, Vol 15 (3), p287-310
A longitudinal investigation of vocalisation development in young deaf children. Looks at the emergence of babbling which consists of at least one vowel and one consonant and how the child's hearing loss affects this developmental milestone. All children in the study used hearing aids and were subsequently given cochlear implants during the course of the study.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Blom, Helen C & Marschark, Marc
Simultaneous communication and cochlear implants in the classroom?
Deafness and Education International
Sep 2015, Vol 17 (3), p123-131
A study of the potential of learning simultaneously through spoken and sign language for students with cochlear implants.

Bruin, Marieke & Nevoy, Anne
Exploring the discourse on communication modality after cochlear implantation: a Foucauldian analysis of parents’ narratives
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
July 2014, Vol 19 (3), p385-399
After cochlear implantation parents often face a decision about whether sign language will be used. This study looks at the various influences that can affect the decision making process.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Burkholder-Juhasz, Rose A; Levi, Susannah V; Dillon, Caitlin M; Pisoni, David B
Nonword repetition with spectrally reduced speech: some developmental and clinical findings from pediatric cochlear implantation
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Fall 2007, Vol 12 (4), p472-485
Describes a test to assess phonological working memory which compares a group of young children with cochlear implants (CI) with a hearing adult group listening through a CI simulator.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Convertino, Carol; Borgna, Georgianna; Marschark, Marc; Durkin, Andreana
Word and world knowledge among deaf learners with and without cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Oct 2014, Vol 19 (4), p471-483
Research into the incidental learning opportunities of cochlear implant users.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Cramer-Wolrath, Emelie
Sequential bimodal bilingual acquisition: mediation using a cochlear implant as a tool
Deafness and Education International
Sept 2013, Vol 15 (4), p201-221
A Swedish case-study of a deaf child of deaf parents who received a cochlear implant at about 3 years old. Looks at communication options and spoken language development alongside Swedish sign language.

Davidson, Kathryn; Lillo-Martin, Diane; Pichler, Deborah Chen
Spoken English language development among native signing children with cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
April 2014, Vol 19 (2), p238-250
Deaf children of deaf adults who have received cochlear implants are studied to see how their spoken language develops.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Duchesne, Louise; Sutton, Ann; Bergeron, Francois
Language achievement in children who received cochlear implants between 1 and 2 years of age: group trends and individual patterns
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Fall 2009, Vol 14 (4), p465-485
French study of deaf children who had received a cochlear implant between 1 and 2 years old. Receptive and expressive vocabulary and grammar in spoken French language was assessed and compared to hearing peers. Children ranged from 3.5 to 8 years old.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Ertmer, David J & Jung, Jongmin
Prelinguistic vocal development in young cochlear implant recipients and typically developing infants: year 1 of robust hearing experience
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2012, Vol 17 (1), p116-132
Study of the early vocalisations of recipients of cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Fagan, Mary K & Pisoni, David B
Hearing experience and receptive vocabulary development in deaf children with cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Spring 2010, Vol 15 (2), p149-161
This study investigated receptive vocabulary delay in deaf children with cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Gale, Elaine
Exploring perspectives on cochlear implants and language acquisition within the deaf community
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2011, Vol 16 (1), p121-139
Survey of adults involved in the deaf community about their perspectives on cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Geers, Ann E ... [et al]
Spoken language scores of children using cochlear implants compared to hearing age-mates at school entry
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Sum 2009, Vol 14 (3), p371-385
Looks at the spoken language development of young children with cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Giezen, Marcel R; Baker, Anne E; Escudero, Paola
Relationships between spoken word and sign processing in children with cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Jan 2014, Vol 19 (1), p107-125
A study of the impact of learning both spoken language and sign language for children with cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Guo, Ling-Yu; Spencer, Linda J; Tomblin, J Bruce
Acquisition of tense marking in English-speaking children with cochlear implants: a longitudinal study
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
April 2013, Vol 18 (2), p187-205
Looks at the development of English grammar in children with cochlear implants, specifically looking at the recognition and correct use of tenses (eg past tense).
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Ibertsson, Tina ... [et al]
Speech recognition, working memory and conversation in children with cochlear implants
Deafness and Education International
2009, Vol 11 (3), p132-151
A study of (spoken) conversational skills in children with cochlear implants.

Klieve, S & Jeanes, R C
Perception of prosodic features by children with cochlear implants: is it sufficient for understanding meaning differences in language?
Deafness and Education International
2001, Vol 3 (1), p15-37
Looks at the understanding that deaf children who have cochlear implants of the effect of intonation and rhythm on spoken communication and outlines an intervention programme to improve comprehension.

Kronenberger, William G; Colson, Bethany G; Henning, Shirley C; Pisoni, David B
Executive functioning and speech-language skills following long-term use of cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Oct 2014, Vol 19 (4), p456-470
Explores the relationship between neurocognitive processes such as executive functioning and speech and language skills in deaf children who have cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Lund, Emily & Schuele, Clare Melanie
Effects of a word-learning training on children with cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Jan 2014, Vol 19 (1), p68-84
Preschool children with cochlear implants participated in rapid word-learning training.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Most, Tova & Peled, Miriam
Perception of suprasegmental features of speech by children with cochlear implants and children with hearing aids
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Sum 2007, Vol 12 (3), p350-361
A study comparing the performance of cochlear implanted children with those using hearing aids in specific tests aimed at deciphering suprasegmental features (ie intonation, syllable stress, word emphasis and word pattern.)
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Most, Tova; Gaon-Sivan, Gal; Shpak, Talma; Luntz, Michal
Contribution of a contralateral hearing aid to perception of consonant voicing, intonation, and emotional state in adult cochlear implantees
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Spring 2012, Vol 17 (2), p244-258
A study of people who have both a cochlear implant and a hearing aid and how this contributes to their spoken language skills.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Most, Tova; Shina-August, Ella; Meilijson, Sara
Pragmatic abilities of children with hearing loss using cochlear implants or hearing aids compared to hearing children
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Fall 2010, Vol 15 (4), p422-437
This study looked at the spoken language abilities of children with hearing loss concentrating on appropriate use of language in context and other conversational skills.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Nikolopoulos, Thomas; Wells, Pauline; Archbold, Sue M
Using Listening Progress Profile to assess early functional auditory performance in young implanted children
Deafness and Education International
2000, Vol 2 (3), p142
Describes a profile for monitoring the progress of young children receiving cochlear implants.

Paatsch, Louise E
Effects of speech production and vocabulary training on different components of spoken language performance
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2006, Vol 11 (1), p39-55
Examines the use of training techniques to improve deaf children's speech and vocabulary.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/
Ramirez Inscoe, Jayne; Odell, Amanda; Archbold, Susan; Nikolopoulos, Thomas
Expressive spoken language development in deaf children with cochlear implants who are beginning formal education
Deafness and Education International
2009, Vol 11 (1), p39-55
Considers the possible implications for educational management of children with cochlear implants, children's language was assessed using STASS.

Rees, Rachel & Bladel, Judith
Effects of English cued speech on speech perception, phonological awareness and literacy: a case study of a 9-year-old deaf boy using a cochlear implant
Deafness and Education International
Dec 2013, Vol 15 (4), p182-200
Looks at the use and effectiveness of cued speech with a boy who has a cochlear implant.

Rekkedal, Ann Mette
Students with hearing loss and their teachers’ view on factors associated with the students’ listening perception of classroom communication
Deafness and Education International
Mar 2015, Vol 17 (1), p19-32
Teachers and children were surveyed to assess their perceptions of classroom communication.

Ruggirello, Caterina & Mayer, Connie
Language development in a hearing and a deaf twin with simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Sum 2010, Vol 15 (3), p274-286
Study of fraternal twins' language development from 6 months to 3 years old where one child has a profound hearing loss and received cochlear implants at 1 year old, the other child has normal hearing.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Simpson, Andrea ... [et al]
Computer-based rehabilitation for developing speech and language in hearing-impaired children: a systematic review
Deafness and Education International
Jun 2015, Vol 17 (2), p111-119
Review of the research into whether online and computer based interventions were useful in improving speech and language development in deaf children.

Watson, Linda M & Gregory, Susan
Non-use of cochlear implants in children: child and parent perspectives
Deafness and Education International
2005, Vol 7 (1) p43-58
Looks at 5 cases where children are not using their cochlear implants and the reasons for this.

Woll, Bencie
Speechreading revisited
Deafness and Education International
March 2012, Vol 14 (1), p16-21
The role of speechreading or lipreading is reassessed in light of widespread cochlear implants in deaf children.