Longitudinal functional performance among children with cochlear implants and disabilities: a prospective study using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory.

@article{Wiley2012LongitudinalFP,
  title={Longitudinal functional performance among children with cochlear implants and disabilities: a prospective study using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory.},
  author={Susan E. Wiley and Jareen Meinzen-Derr and Sandra M Grether and Daniel I. Choo and Michelle L. Hughes},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2012},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={693-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Functional outcomes are important in children with cochlear implants (CI) and additional disabilities as studies on auditory skill and speech/language development may not identify functional benefits from implantation. This study sought to measure functional performance skills of young children with developmental disabilities post-CI. METHODS Eight children with cognitive disabilities undergoing cochlear implantation were enrolled in a prospective study of language and functional… CONTINUE READING

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