Validity of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories for measuring language abilities in children with cochlear implants.

@article{Thal2007ValidityOT,
  title={Validity of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories for measuring language abilities in children with cochlear implants.},
  author={Donna J Thal and Jean L Desjardin and Laurie S. Eisenberg},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={54-64}
}
PURPOSE To examine the validity of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDI) for measuring language abilities in children with profound hearing loss who are using cochlear implants. METHOD Twenty-four children with cochlear implants and their mothers participated in this study. Children ranged in age from 32 months to 86 months (the majority were 32 to 66 months old). The number of months postimplantation ranged from 3 to 60 (the majority were around 24 months). Mothers… CONTINUE READING

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