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Title: Managing Communication of Students With Cochlear Implants in Schools for the Deaf: Professional Practices
Authors: Okalidou, Areti
Papavasiliou-Alexiou, Ioanna
Zourna, Christina
Anagnostou, Flora E.
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences
FRASCATI::Medical and Health sciences
Keywords: cochlear implants/hearing aids
deaf/hard of hearing
service delivery,
social communication
sign language
elementary school
elementary-school age
Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS)
code switching
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Sage Journals
Source: Communication Disorders Quarterly
Volume: 39
Issue: 4
First Page: 451
Last Page: 465
Abstract: Despite the trend for mainstreaming children with cochlear implants (CI), a considerable number, either with or without additional disabilities, attend schools for the deaf today. The purpose of this study was to address approaches and practices, interdisciplinary involvement, and challenges within schools for the deaf for managing the communication needs of students with CI. Focused semistructured interviews of school personnel were used for documenting current practices and drawing out areas of concern. Several differences emerged across schools but also between past and current practices in managing the communication of students with CI. These included management of technology, speech–language pathologist (SLP) involvement, instruction models, student regrouping, and modifications in communication mode in teacher–student interchange. Challenges were related to technology, interactions with other professionals and carriers, and reaching the student’s oral communication potential. The importance of an interdisciplinary approach and the school’s orientation are discussed as key factors in the management process.
ISSN: 1525-7401
Other Identifiers: 10.1177/1525740117730044
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational & Social Policy

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