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Jalilevand N, Ebrahimipour M, Motasaddi Zarandi M, Kamali M, Fayazi L. Comparison of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Between Deaf Children with no Cochlear Implantation and Deaf Children 12-24 Months After Cochlear Implantation . Func Disabil J. 2018; 1 (3) :1-7
URL: http://fdj.iums.ac.ir/article-1-66-en.html
PhD, Department of Speech Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (193 Views)
Background and Objectives: It has been shown that cochlear implant significantly improves verbal communication in deaf children. The aim of the current study was to investigate and compare the verbal and non-verbal communication abilities in two groups of deaf children: without cochlear implant (CI), and children using CI for 12-24 months. The results were then compared with typically-developing children as the control group.
Methods: 87 children participated in this cross-sectional, descriptive analytical study, (14 deaf children without CI, 25 children with CI that their hearing ages were 12 to 24 months and 48 normal children aged 12 to 24 months). A reliable verbal and non-verbal checklist was completed by parents and nonparametric method was used for data analyzing.   
Results: The results indicated that non-verbal communication skills were similar in all groups with no significant difference (P>0.05). However, verbal abilities in deaf children without CI were significantly impaired compared to the children with CI and control group (P<0.05). Furthermore, there was no significant difference between the verbal communication scores of children with CI and normal children (P>0.05). 
Conclusion: It can be expected that deaf children who receive CI, will reach the verbal communication abilities of 12-24-month-old typically children, at least 12 to 24 months post-implantation 
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Speech Therapy
Received: 2018/07/29 | Accepted: 2018/10/6 | Published: 2018/12/15

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