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Mayer, Connie; Watson, Linda; Archbold, Sue; Ng, Zheng Yen; Mulla, Imran – Deafness & Education International, 2016
Thirty-three young people with cochlear implants, aged between 9 and 16 years, were assessed for use of their implant system, cognitive abilities, vocabulary, reading, and writing skills. The group came from throughout England and included 26 born deaf, six deafened by meningitis, one with auditory neuropathy, and five with additional needs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Reading Skills
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Archbold, Sue; Mayer, Connie – Deafness and Education International, 2012
This paper reviews the impact that cochlear implantation has had on the practice of deaf education in terms of educational placement, communication choices, and educational attainments. Although there is variation in outcome, more children with implants are going to mainstream schools, and using spoken language as their primary means of…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Deafness, Assistive Technology, Educational Environment
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Mather, Julie; Gregory, Sue; Archbold, Sue – Deafness and Education International, 2011
Fifteen young people who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants were interviewed about their experiences. The majority had become full-time users, and all found improvements in listening with the second implant, including those who did not continue to wear it. All would recommend sequential bilateral implantation to their peers. For…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Assistive Technology, Interviews
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Mather, Julie; Archbold, Sue; Gregory, Sue – Deafness and Education International, 2011
A semi-structured interview format was used to explore the experiences and attitudes of twelve parents and twelve teachers of young people, aged 11-18 years, who had received sequential bilateral cochlear implants. The parents stressed the importance of involving the young person in the decision to go ahead with the second implant. Although all…
Descriptors: Deafness, Young Adults, Interviews, Parents
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Archbold, Sue; Sach, Tracey; O'Neill, Ciaran; Lutman, Mark; Gregory, Susan – Deafness and Education International, 2008
While cochlear implantation is an increasingly routine provision for profoundly deaf children in many countries, parents still require information about the procedure and likely outcomes in order to make an informed decision. Other parents can provide them with the insights of those who have undergone the process themselves and observed outcomes…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Deafness, Likert Scales, Assistive Technology
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Archbold, Sue; Sach, Tracey; O/Neill, Ciaran; Lutman, Mark; Gregory, Susan – Deafness and Education International, 2006
Cochlear implantation provides a means of hearing to profoundly deaf children. As it is an elective procedure, parents must make the decision to proceed with this option if their child is suitable. The processes involved are complex and stressful, involving hope and expectation on the one hand, and doubts and caution on the other. This study…
Descriptors: Age, Speech, Sign Language, Oral Language