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McCracken, Wendy; Turner, Oliver – Deafness and Education International, 2012
This paper discusses the experiences of parents of deaf children with additional complex needs (ACN) in accessing cochlear implant (CI) services and achieving ongoing support. Of a total study group of fifty-one children with ACN, twelve had been fitted with a CI. The parental accounts provide a rich and varied picture of service access. For some…
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Administration, Assistive Technology, Communication Skills
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Suter, Sarah; McCracken, Wendy; Calam, Rachel – Deafness and Education International, 2009
Providing children who are deaf with accessible, age-appropriate guidance and support in learning about growing up is of great importance for their healthy sexual development. This quantitative survey study is part of an exploratory research program with the goal of providing empirical data on the growth of sexual understanding in deaf children…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Deafness, Young Adults, Sexuality
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McCracken, Wendy; Ravichandran, Aarthy; Laoide-Kemp, Siobhan – Deafness and Education International, 2008
Meeting the audiological management needs of deaf children with learning disabilities is demanding. The study specifically focused on the age at which audiological certainty, the degree, configuration and type of hearing loss, was established in 20 individuals with severe learning disability. Audiological records relating to each individual were…
Descriptors: Hearing (Physiology), Learning Disabilities, Deafness, Assistive Technology
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McCracken, Wendy; Young, Alys; Tattersall, Helen; Uus, Kai; Bamford, John – Deafness and Education International, 2005
This article presents results related to the impact on educational support services of the introduction of the first phase of the national Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) in England. This study was funded by the Department of Health and undertaken as one element of a national evaluation of NHSP across a range of domains. It presents…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Hearing (Physiology)