Clinically the IMP is a normed instrument which documents and assesses when (or whether) an infant’s innate vocal behaviours transition to audition-led imitations of speech and salient words.
Today, in most developed countries, newborn hearing screening means that the diagnosis of deafness takes place in the first few weeks of a child’s life. Over 95% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, and this comes as completely unexpected.
For deaf young people, most of whom are in mainstream education, the lack of a peer group can be important, and the challenges they face become greater. At school, there may be greater demands upon them, with expanding language and curriculum demands, and providing support while promoting independence challenging.
Many factors influence the progress of deaf children: age at diagnosis, age at fitting of hearing aids or implants, the presence of other difficulties for example.
Up to 40% of deaf children are likely to have an additional difficulty and we also know that the presence of an additional difficulty is shown to impact negatively on outcomes from cochlear implantation
The primary purpose of this book is to assist families and professionals understand near visual acuity. Photographic simulations demonstrate the influence of font size, font type, paper colour, paper finish, and background complexity on visibility. This book can also be purchased as a digital version through the Apple iBook Store and is intended to be viewed on an iOS device.
This webinar explores the concepts, testing and reporting of visual fields when the Bjerrum Tangent Screen and Goldmann Perimeter have been used in assessment. Examples of typical visual field loss are provided, with a comparison between the two test types, to further the viewer’s understanding of visual fields.
This webinar is intended for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and come from families that are bilingual or do not speak the majority language.
This webinar investigates the effect of data driven instruction and how it can be used to improve the spoken language outcomes for children with a hearing loss.
This webinar is divided into two parts and runs for two hours. In the webinar we are going to look at the rationale for vision surveillance. We are going to untangle the vision surveillance cycle and through that untangling we will hopefully sort out why we do what we do and when we do it.