Children with implants can speak, but can they communicate?

  title={Children with implants can speak, but can they communicate?},
  author={Amy McConkey Robbins and Mario A. Svirsky and Karen Iler Kirk},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={117 3 Pt 1},
English-language skills were evaluated in two groups of profoundly hearing-impaired children with the Reynell Developmental Language Scales, Revised. The first group consisted of 89 deaf children who had not received cochlear implants. The second group consisted of 23 children wearing Nucleus multichannel cochlear implants. The subjects without implants provided cross-sectional language data used to estimate the amount of language gains expected on the basis of maturation. The Reynell data from… CONTINUE READING

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