ERIC Number: EJ1128014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Routinely Collected Early Intervention Data for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Be Used for Outcome Monitoring? A Case Example from British Columbia, Canada
Poon, Brenda T.; Simmons, Noreen R.
Deafness & Education International, v18 n1 p25-37 2016
Population-based outcome monitoring could provide useful information about factors that differentially influence the developmental trajectories of deaf or hard-of-hearing children. A strong basis for population-based outcome monitoring is a coordinated, longitudinal data collection, and management infrastructure that includes quality local indicators, which in turn contribute to a larger state/province or national data infrastructure that supports programme evaluation and policymaking. Quality routinely collected data from early intervention programmes would contribute critical information to a coordinated database infrastructure for monitoring outcomes of children with hearing loss. The present paper explores, through a case example of a specialized early intervention programme for deaf or hard-of-hearing children in British Columbia, Canada, the strengths and limitations of utilizing routinely collected early intervention data for outcome monitoring purposes. A number of the sampling, missing data, and reliability issues were encountered with the locally collected database. We propose that a coordinated, long-term population-based longitudinal outcome monitoring approach requires further consideration and examination of the complex systems in which early intervention services are embedded.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Data Collection, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Children, Outcome Measures, Information Utilization, Databases, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Reliability, Error of Measurement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada