June 24, 2015

Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss

This week Charles Sturt University published a media release profiling Kate Crowe's research into families' communication choices for children with hearing loss. http://news.csu.edu.au/latest-news/education/ripple/families-communication-choices-for-children-with-hearing-loss. She found that parents' choices are influenced by advice from professionals, their children's access to hearing aids and cochlear implants, children's intervention experiences, children's future opportunities, practicalities of communication, and creating a sense of belonging for their children. The research was published in an article titled Communication choices: Translating research to practice for professionals working with children with hearing loss which recently won the  Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (JCPSLP) Editor's Prize for 2014.
The story has been picked up on the HealthCanal
JCPSLP Editor Dr David Trembath with
Kate Crowe and Sharynne McLeod