Infants and children with hearing loss need early language access

Autor/a: KUSHALNAGAR, Poorma; MATHUR, Gaurav; MORELAND, Cristopher; NAPOLI, Donna Jo; OSTERLING, Wendy; PADDEN, Carol; RATHMANN, Christian
Año: 2010
Editorial: Journal of Clinical Ethics. Vol. 21, Nº2 (2010) pp. 143–154
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación, Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje


The present article aims to help family advisors, particularly the PCP and other medical advisors in this regard. We argue that deaf children need to be exposed regularly and frequently to good language models in both visual and auditory modalities from the time hearing loss is detected and continued throughout their education to ensure proper cognitive, psychological, and educational development. Since there is, unfortunately, a dearth of empirical studies on many of the issues families must confront, professional opinions, backed by what studies do exist, are the only option. We here give our strongly held professional opinions and stress the need for improved research studies in these areas.